Associate Editor

St Peter Herald, St. Peter, Minnesota

Date PostedJune 10, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyEditorial
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://www.southernminn.com/st_peter_herald/
Description:

Job Summary 

This position is responsible for gathering, assigning and processing hard news, spot news and enterprise stories for the print and online editions of The St. Peter Herald and associated Western Division (Waseca/Valley). The news editor makes story, photo and video assignments, works closely with the reporting staff and other editors, helps to copy edit stories, helps to proof pages and prepares a daily story/photo and video budget. The news editor also has reporting duties, which may include town and county government, coverage of courts, police and other breaking news. The Associate Editor takes part in daily news meetings with the editor and managing editor to plan and to discuss stories for the next day's edition, online content and postings and takes part in long-range planning for future story, photo and video projects. The Associate Editor also updates the assignments calendar and fields inquiries from the public in person, on the phone and via email and social media. The Associate Editor works closely with the managing editor and editor.

Job Functions 

The successful candidate must be flexible, a self-starter, attentive to details, diplomatic, able to provide direction, and able to multi-task. This position will work with different personality types and across a number of publications. Candidates for this position should have strong interpersonal skills and client orientation and exhibit an ability to work effectively with internal and external contacts as a team member as well as a team leader.

 

Essential Functions

·      Ability to write, to take photos and video, strong organizational skills.

·      Must be able to edit and format copy and be able to anticipate work loads based on production schedules.

·      Makes assignments, edits copy, captions, video content and helps to proof pages.

·      Performs job duties and conducts self in accordance with company core values.

·      Initiate and nurture effective, professional relationships with internal and external contacts. 

Minimum Requirements

Prior reporting/editing experience required. Demonstrated ability to multi-task.

Technology Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is helpful along with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Education

Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field required.

EOE

Interested candidates should forward their resume to Phillip Weyhe, Editor.

Benefits

The fringe benefits include medical (split between employer and employee), dental and vision options (employee paid). There are three company-sponsored benefits, including short-term disability, long-term disability and a term life insurance policy. The company pays for these six major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day). In addition, employees accrue 3.33 hours of paid leave per pay period in the first year of employment (80 hours) and increasing to 5.0 hours per pay period (120 hours) after their one-year anniversary of employment. The company has the option of making a discretionary match to the 401K retirement plan after year’s end.

 

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