Associate Opinions Editor

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia

Date PostedMarch 12, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Write editorials and produce compelling Op-Ed pages that combine staff opinion columns with external contributions, including syndicated material as needed. Help maintain strong social media presence. Collaborate with artists to produce visually appealing pages.

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  1. Work with the Opinions Editor on overall opinions page policy and on specific editorial topics.
  2. Write editorials.
  3. Coordinate Op-Ed’s intregration with multimedia efforts; exploit technological changes to improve daily product.
  4. Achieve audience growth, as measured through circulation, readership and be in the top half of our peer group. Establish Op-Ed pages as a reason to buy and read the RTD
  5. Contribute to productive atmosphere benefitting everyone.
  6. Work closely with staff artists in design and redesign.
  7. In addition to producing daily Op-Eds, contribute via proofreading to daily opinion pages; participate in interviews and group discussions with community leaders and newsmakers.
  8. Edit material written by the editorial writers.
  9. Proofread pages.
  10. Assist in selecting locally written Op-Eds and syndicated columists.
  11. Organize special projects on the Op-Ed page.
  12. Receive comments and complaints from the public about the opinion side of the newspaper.
  13. On-site, regular and reliable attendance is required.
  14. Safely drive to and from various locations.
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