Custom Publications Editor

N&R Publications, Sacramento, California

Date PostedFebruary 28, 2019
IndustriesNewspapers / Wires, Newsletters, Nonprofit
Job StatusNot Specified

Are you interested in helping organizations develop public policy and strengthen their messaging? Would you enjoy working directly with knowledgeable professionals and experts in important topics such as education, foster care, the environment or dozens of other topics that have an incredibly difficult time explaining their organizations to anyone without a PhD in their respective fields?

If this sounds right up your alley, you may be interested in becoming our newest team member in the fastest growing division of News & Review (N&R). The N&R Publications Department produces a wide range of 4- to 16-page custom publications, which tell the story of an organization through profiles that illustrate its mission. The purpose is to move the readers to action. Our clients are primarily nonprofits, service organizations, and government agencies. A sampling can be seen at N&R has produced over 450 custom publications that are handed out, inserted into newspapers, and used in various forms of social media.

The N&R Publications Editor will develop the vision for our custom publications and oversee every aspect from storyboard to printing. Managing a team consisting of a Managing Editor, Associate Editor, an Editorial Assistant, in-house Staff Writers, Photographers and Designers, as well as a consistently strong stable of freelance contributors, the Editor will work closely with our Publisher and CEO to continue to strategically meet the needs of our current and future clients. Our amazing team has set a high standard for this product and this position will be expected to bring a high level of creativity, thoughtfulness and flexibility. A key member of our corporate management team, this position will also work closely with the Advertising Managers and Editorial Teams at our other weekly newspapers in Chico, Reno and Sacramento.

This is a full-time exempt management position. N&R Pubs is based in Sacramento. Some regional and state travel is required.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university
  • Ten years of writing for a publication and at least five years of editing experience
  • Four years of management experience with a proven track-record of hiring, training and mentoring professional journalists, project managers, creatives and administrators
  • Experience editing a daily or weekly newspaper, or similar product
  • Expert editing skills including story formulation and working with a variety of voices
  • Ability to effectively present information to client stakeholders from high level policy makers to top management to community organizers
  • Experience managing a department budget and quoting complex projects
  • Expert copy-editor and a deep knowledge of legal guidelines including libel and invasion-of-privacy laws
  • Communicate client vision, strategy and plans to management teams and staff
  • Experience with project management software and supervising multiple complex projects at various stages of development


  • Master storyteller
  • Highly organized
  • A leader by example
  • Excellent time management skills with zero fear of deadlines and last-minute changes
  • A natural public speaker
  • Strong desire to have a positive impact on the community
  • A love of journalism and a deep understanding of advertorial writing
  • An advocate for our team as well as our clients
  • A sprinkle of assertiveness and a dash of ingenuity
  • Ability to create compelling advertorial copy for publications on a wide variety of topics
  • Spanish speaking and writing skills are highly desirable but not required for this position

How To Apply

If interested and qualified, please apply through Indeed:

In addition to uploading your resume, in your thoughtful cover letter please include the following:

  • Three samples of your best work (and/or links to a URL)
  • How do you manage people? What would your past teams say about you?
  • What motivates you to write and which topics do you gravitate toward?
  • Tell us a story that illustrates why we should hire you. Show us the path to how you became an Editor.
  • What do you want us to know about you that we won't learn from your resume?

Applicants who do not fulfill all cover letter requirements will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of applicants, please do not call the News & Review to inquire about the status of your application. Every candidate will be notified via Indeed once their application has been processed.

The News & Review is is proud to celebrate and exercise inclusion, free thinking, and equal opportunities in all aspects of our company structure. We prioritize creating workplaces that reflect the diversity within the communities we serve and where everyone can be their true, authentic self.

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