Content editor, news

The Capital, Annapolis, Maryland

Date PostedSeptember 06, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time

Content editor, news at The Capital of Annapolis


The Capital of Annapolis, Md., seeks a thoughtful, energetic and creative leader to join our staff as a news content editor as we rebuild our newsroom. This position would serve as second-ranking editor in the newsroom, reporting to the editor.

This editor will work urgently with our journalists to get breaking news on the site and coordinate ongoing coverage. A good candidate for this position should be an innovator, suggesting different ways to tell stories and engage audiences.


-Coordinates daily news coverage for Anne Arundel County, preparing the daily report on online and in print.

-Works urgently with reporters on coverage of breaking news, occasionally doing rewrite to get updated content on immediately.

-Assists with social promotion of content in concert with our audience team.

-Works with other editors to plan out upcoming coverage.

-Works with photo editor and audience team on news stories, news alerts and top stories.

-Oversees reporters covering city, county and state government, the Naval Academy, crime and courts.

-Works with other editors and audience team to find different story forms to disseminate news.

-Updates news collections on website working in concert with audience team.

-Produces the daily budget, a list of stories going online and intended for print. Ensures there is a lead art package, news lead for print.


-At least four years of digital experience editing and producing content.

-Four years of management experience that includes a collegial and encouraging management style that fosters budding talent and challenges

veteran employees.

-Ability to work strategically with our audience team in the effort to grow site traffic.

-Solid journalistic credentials with comprehensive knowledge of media law including copyright, libel, two-party consent, privacy, and fair use questions, in addition to a highly developed sense of ethics.

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