Senior Editor

The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina

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

The Charlotte Observer is looking for a senior editor to help lead our newsroom. This is the No. 2 leadership position, focused on guiding our team in developing impactful journalism that’s essential to readers in our community. The senior editor guides our day-to-day news coverage as well as longer-range reporting focused on our key mission of accountability journalism and engaging storytelling.

This is a key leadership role for an editor who is comfortable working across the newsroom — and the company — to direct journalism that is engaging and compelling and makes a difference in our community and state.

The senior editor knows how to spot a great story and help a reporter go get it. He or she must be a collaborative coach who is excited about helping our most experienced editors and reporters deliver “only in The Observer” journalism, and is also skilled at helping early career reporters master a beat, break news and develop deeper enterprise journalism.

The Observer is deeply committed to First Amendment values in our journalism and holding leaders and institutions accountable. The senior editor must be passionate about watchdog journalism and government institutions conducting business in the open.

This editor will understand how to put our audience at the center of our journalism and to work effectively with other editors, reporters, visual journalists, our other Carolinas newsrooms and McClatchy colleagues who support our journalism.

To apply, send a letter, resume and links to the best journalism you've directed to Sherry Chisenhall, executive editor, at



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