News Editor

Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missouri

Date PostedJuly 23, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$40,000 to $45,000

The Columbia Daily Tribune, a 14,5000 circulation Monday-Sunday daily located in central Missouri, is seeking a News Editor to help drive our newsroom’s transition to a digital-first operation while also maintaining the relevance and impact of our print product. This is a leadership position within our organization and will require working with reporters, photographers, page designers and other editors.

Our ideal candidate is someone who can bring high energy, creativity and new ideas in order to engage readers and increase online traffic. Candidates must be organized and possess a strong attention to detail and have a broad range of interests and experience. A typical work day could range from giving articles first edits to shooting spot or live video at events. This position requires some night and weekend work.


This position:

  1. Provides edits to staff, wire and submitted content.

  2. Helps to create daily story budgets, and selects/edits regional, state and wire stories that compliments local reporting for the print edition.

  3. Checks and supervises the work of page designers.

  4. Assists with short- and long-term story planning, to include serving as the assigning editor for special sections.

  5. Writes and rewrites headlines for print and online audiences.

  6. Works with reporters to strengthen articles and catches holes in reporting.

  7. Selects photos to accompany news articles for online and print.

  8. Leads breakout training sessions for staff.

  9. Serves on the Tribune’s editorial board, producing 1-2 editorials per week.

  10. Represents the Tribune during community functions when necessary.

We have a lot going on at the Tribune, and we need someone who wants to do even more. At the Tribune we believe in the power of the team, and we need another strong coach. If you bring positive energy into the office, can build up those around you, and possess the creativity and willpower to try new ideas and break away from tradition in order to grow readership, we might be the right fit. This position reports directly to the Managing Editor.


A degree in journalism, English, a related field or equivalent work experience is required, along with prior editing experience (2 years minimum) at a daily newspaper.


Columbia has a population of about 120,000 people and is conveniently located between Kansas City and St. Louis, with each being a two-hour drive. The city serves as the economic hub of central Missouri and boasts numerous shopping, dining and night-life options, as well as a vibrant health care sector. Columbia also serves as the home of the University of Missouri’s flagship campus and Mizzou athletics, which compete in the Southeastern Conference.


The Columbia Daily Tribune is part of Gatehouse Media, an industry leader in print and digital media. Gatehouse Media offers a competitive salary and benefits package, to include health, dental, 401(k) and paid time off. Learn more about our company at and about us at


Email a cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to Include “news editor” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Finalists will be contacted for a phone interview.


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