Assistant City Editor

The New Mexican, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date Posted August 19, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.santafenewmexican.com

Description:

The Santa Fe New Mexican, a locally owned and independent newspaper in New Mexico’s capital city, is seeking an assistant city editor to join our three-person editing team in a newsroom of about a dozen reporters.

We’re looking for a daily newspaper professional with at least eight years of writing and editing experience who can spot intriguing news, help craft compelling stories and drive our web presence. The successful candidate will be the go-to person in the newsroom when it comes to getting early drafts of stories on our website — quickly and cleanly.

You’ll also be a coach to young reporters still developing their skills and help make more experienced writers even better.

You’ll edit a wide range of stories — state and local politics, cops, courts, schools, immigration, the environment, short brights, long-form features, long-term projects and investigations — in a culturally diverse city known for its arts, fine dining and outdoor recreation, but also struggling with a housing crisis, an opioid epidemic, a silver tsunami and severe poverty.

We have smart, engaged readers with high expectations, so your sharp editing skills are paramount.

The assistant city editor will work a Tuesday through Saturday mid-shift schedule. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Send a cover letter and résumé to Phill Casaus, Editor, Santa Fe New Mexican, pcasaus@sfnewmexican.com.

The New Mexican is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly company. We eVerify.

 

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