Associate Editor in Mountain Paradise

Idaho Mountain Express, Ketchum, Idaho

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


Idaho’s largest non-daily newspaper, the Idaho Mountain Express, published twice weekly in the beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho, resort community, has an opening for an Associate Editor. The successful candidate will help the Editor-in-Chief lead a group of topnotch young reporters, bring enthusiasm to local journalism and make stories and headlines sing. He or she will do some reporting as well. This is a great community-journalism job in one of the most beautiful places in the nation. If you're serious about good journalism and like the idea of living in a great mountain resort area where people can hike, bike or ski on a morning off and experience a world-class performance in the evening, then you may be a good match for this job.

The Express—recognized in 2018 by the National Newspaper Association as the No. 1 large, non-daily newspaper in the country—has a strong tradition of providing award-winning news and arts coverage. It won first place for General Best Local News Coverage among all large dailies and non-dailies in the NNA's 2018 Better Newspapers Contest. The newspaper has been honored numerous times by the Idaho Press Club as the best non-daily in the state.

The successful candidate should have at least 3 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions as a government reporter, copy editor or editor; and college degree. A solid understanding of AP style and an eye for features, in-depth reporting, good photography and digital delivery are essential. The position is a full-time (40 hours a week) role that demands a variety of skills. Candidates must have strong news instincts, the inclination to dig for information, an ability to write and inspire clean, accurate copy. The position also requires strong organizational skills and efficiency while working on tight deadlines. 

The job comes with daily challenges that offer the right candidate an opportunity to excel under pressure. Benefits include full health insurance and generous paid vacation.

The Idaho Mountain Express is situated in Ketchum, one mile from world-class Sun Valley Resort, in the heart of Idaho's Rocky Mountains. The area has a thriving cultural scene and superlative outdoor recreation opportunities—including downhill and Nordic skiing in the winter and excellent hiking and mountain biking in the summer—all of which are enjoyed in the vast expanses of surrounding Forest Service and BLM lands. This is a very rare opportunity to join a highly successful, well-established publishing company situated in one of the country's most pristine recreation paradises. Send a resume, three work samples and references to Publisher Pam Morris at No phone calls, please.

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