News Editor

Opelika-Auburn News, Opelika, Alabama

Date Posted August 07, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Editorial
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Opelika-Auburn News has become one of the top award-winning news organizations in Alabama and serves a diverse audience that includes Auburn University, a growing aerospace-cybersecurity-auto production-tourism economy, two vibrant downtowns in Auburn and Opelika, is home to the Grand National Golf Course as part of the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, is the premier news source of east-central Alabama, is less than two hours from Atlanta, 30 minutes from Lake Martin; and, oh yeah, a fantastic news location for all kinds of journalism opportunities.

We need a solid news editor who can serve as the No. 2 newsroom leader, work the desk Tue-Sat evenings (some of it remote from home) and show reporting leadership by covering one of our most important beats – the news side of Auburn University.

We’re a small staff that counts on good team chemistry and solid work ethic. Pay for this position is in the mid- to upper-30s, but also with a wide open door to advanced opportunities for those who succeed. Our current news editor is leaving to take an editor role with U.S News and World Report, and other former staffers are at impressive jobs around the nation. Full benefit package available, including 401K; Pre-employment drug screen and background screen required; EOE/M/F/D/V

If interested, you may apply at  or  - click on jobs

Also, please email your resume, cover letter and links to your work, to Troy Turner, editor, at Please put in the subject line:  News editor application

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