Associate editor

Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois

Date Posted November 29, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Journal-Courier in Jacksonville, Illinois, is looking for an associate editor who has both a nose for news and a respect for community journalism for a Hearst-owned daily newspaper near the state capital.

The ideal candidate will be someone who can lead the newsroom through their own reporting and writing, can focus writers' assignments and encourage enterprise reporting, and can have a vision for both short- and long-term news and features while keeping a focus on our growing digital presence. This will be a supervisory position, reporting directly to the editor. This person will be a storyteller who can treat news, features and other events with equal passion; one who realizes the importance of multimedia and social news reporting; and who recognizes a newsroom is both individuals and a team. The ability to work with speed and accuracy, sometimes under hectic conditions, is crucial.

The area offers a unique blend of smaller-town life with plenty of stories for a reporter to sink his or her teeth into. The city has three colleges, its own symphony and a vibrant arts scene. Jacksonville is about two hours from St. Louis and four hours from Chicago.

Initiative, innovation and desire to work closely with editors and other reporters to make us the best we can be every day are required. Proven strength in writing and photography required. Multimedia work a plus.

Send resume, salary expectations, and samples of four or five stories (URLs of online examples acceptable) to Publisher/editor David C.L. Bauer, Journal-Courier, 235 W. State St., Jacksonville, IL 62650 or email (preferred) to

Benefits offered: Paid time off · Health insurance · Dental insurance · Other types of insurance · Retirement benefits or accounts · Employee discounts

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