Managing Editor

Moab Sun News, Moab, Utah

Date PostedJanuary 12, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNegotiable
Description:

Well-rounded Managing Editor 

The Moab Sun News is looking for a productive and innovative journalist to lead our editorial efforts. Reporting to the Publisher/Editor-in-chief, responsibilities include: Contributing original and accurate reporting on news and events to our print product and website. Manage, and edit the work of, a small team of contributors, including writers, columnists, a photographer and the occasional intern. Manage workflow and weekly editorial deadlines.

Candidates should have at least three years successful reporting experience, with specific competence in covering local government and breaking news. Strong editing/AP ability required. Photography and social media skills a definite plus. Friendliness and a motivation to quickly integrate oneself into the Moab community and meet local government and business leaders is important. 

We are a free weekly serving beautiful Moab, Utah. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, Moab Sun News is the largest-circulation newspaper in the region. This is a friendly, bustling community of 7,000 locals (and thousands more visitors between March and October) situated on the Colorado River in the spectacular red-rock desert of southeast Utah. 

Our economy is a thriving, tourism-based one, with visitors coming from all over the world to enjoy the incomparable surroundings. Print newspapers are still vitally important to locals and visitors in our community, as evidenced by increased circulation and advertising in recent years. Our area has no shortage of real news involving development, public lands, schools, sports, environmental issues, business and much more.

This is an area with outstanding recreational opportunities, and a burgeoning arts and cultural scene. Position may be structured as a four-day work-week for the right candidate. Excellent hands-on training available from the current managing editor, who is transitioning to a part-time role.

Please email cover letter, resume and clips to publisher@moabsunnews.com


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