Editor

Mid-Atlantic Media

Columbia, Maryland

Date Posted January 18, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Editorial
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $60,000 to $65,000
Website http://www.midatlanticmedia.com, www.jewishtimes.com

Description:

Mid-Atlantic Media, a fast-growing publisher of niche community and ethnic titles, is recruiting for an editor to join its stable of award-winning journalists.  Primary editing function will be for Baltimore Jewish Times.  There will be additional editing projects within Mid-Atlantic Media.  

We’re looking for a leader who will be connected and involved in the fabric of the Baltimore Jewish community. An editor that can help elevate JT's visibility, awareness and journalistic quality. An editor that can lead with a digital news approach and deliver our weekly print product. An editor that can work through copious amounts of copy and serve as a mentor to develop up-and-coming journalistic talent. The ability to juggle multiple projects, and the willingness to help shape multiple publications and their online experience is a must. Occasional travel will be expected. Familiarity with the Jewish community is a preferred..

This is a high-energy position and comes with the opportunity to shape how tens of thousands of Jewish readers across the Baltimore metro area digest news and features.

Qualifications:

  • Must have strong familiarity of Jewish community
  • Minimum 5 years of community news experience
  • An ability to edit quickly and accurately in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong people skills and an ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Digital/Technical aptitude, including comfort with Wordpress, Photoshop, and digital photography and social media.
  • Ability and willingness to wear many hats, from high-level editorial strategy down to shoe-leather journalism and in-person community engagement

Responsibilities:

  • Assignment editor – Help our writers uncover local scoops, select stories for coverage, create a rundown and communicate with officials, sources and readers. Monitor email and social media for story ideas and trends.
  • Copy editor – Regularly check and correct our reporters’ copy for errors, awkward phrasing, verbosity and un-engaging wording. Uphold AP Style and our house style.
  • Team leader – Set high editorial standards and motivate the teams to produce compelling, accurate community and national journalism that wins followers and makes a difference. When needed, the editor will lead by example, reporting stories them-self and assisting with breaking news coverage.
  • Editorial strategist – Engage with the community and help spread the word about our sites and our journalism. Work closely with the publishers to plan and execute further growth. Also, assist other management with company-wide editorial initiatives.
  • Problem solver – Diagnose and help to resolve minor technical problems.

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