Managing Editor/Reporter

Straus News, Chester, New York

Date PostedSeptember 13, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$40,000 to $45,000

Community News Managing Editor/Reporter

We have a talented staff that needs another member to help make us better. Straus News, an independent publisher of 17 community weekly newspapers and websites, needs a Managing Editor/Reporter to lead our print, digital, social and video efforts covering West Milford, NJ and southern Orange County, NY.

Successful candidate will bring energy, experience, superior writing, strong editing and a passion for local news. The West Milford Messenger is an award winning publication, in print once a week and online multiple times a day. The job requires the ability to juggle a lot and still tell great stories on multiple platforms. We’re looking for someone with:

  •        Strong reporting, writing and editing skills
  •        Experience producing short form video for a news organization; Ability to shoot and edit by yourself
  •        Video editing experience, with proficiency using Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, etc.)
  •        Proficiency in photography, lighting, and sound using a DSLR camera
  •        Social Media know-how and understanding of how to produce videos for social media platforms

We’re paying $40,000. We’re looking for someone with ties to the area. So don't delay.

Send resume, clips and a cover letter that makes the case for community journalism to Jeanne Straus, our publisher, at 20 West Ave., Chester, NY or to the email shown.

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