Local News Editor

Journal Gazette/Times-Courier, Mattoon, Illinois

Date PostedMay 22, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Journal Gazette/Times-Courier in Mattoon, Illinois, is looking for a creative and passionate Local News Editor.

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious, hands-on leader who will coach news reporters, shape ideas and coordinate resources to provide strong visuals and presentation to our print and digital readers.

We are a six-day-a-week newspaper with a rapidly growing digital audience, and our editor sets the tone and pace of the news-gathering operation.  We value enterprise and watchdog journalism, as well as stories with a sense of place that get people talking.

Strong planning skills, a sense of urgency and the ability to adopt new skills in our rapidly changing industry are critical.  Experience developing community engagement events and growing digital subscriptions is highly desirable.

The Journal Gazette/Times-Courier covers several East Central Illinois counties.  Our region is home to abundant natural resources, including beautiful lakes, as well as the campus of Eastern Illinois University.

This editor also collaborates with other regional newsrooms owned by Lee Enterprises.

Lee Enterprises is a leading media organization providing local news and information, and a major platform for advertising in its markets, with 46 daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 22 states.  For more information about Lee, visit lee.net.

Lee Enterprises, Inc. and the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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