multimedia / city editor

Medford Mail Tribune

Medford, Oregon

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Date Posted June 10, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://mailtribune.com

Description:

The independent, locally owned Mail Tribune in beautiful Southern Oregon seeks a multimedia/city editor to lead a team of award-winning reporters dedicated to exploring new avenues of storytelling in the digital world. We’re launching initiatives to grow our company and bring news to our readers when and how they want it – whether it be in print, video, podcast or streaming media. This is an exciting time to be at the Mail Tribune after years of cutbacks under a corporate owner.

The successful candidate will be:

  1. Highly motivated, self-directed and passionate about journalism and its role in ensuring a free and informed society. Knowledge of public records law and courage to push boundaries with public officials when appropriate are important.
  2. Able to coach reporters to do their best work through mutual respect and collaboration. We value everyone’s ideas, are willing to learn and try new things, and encourage give and take as we produce the best journalism we can.
  3. Able to multitask and handle multiple responsibilities, stay calm under pressure, and keep a good sense of humor no matter what fire needs putting out each day.
  4. Able to edit content on deadline for clarity, accuracy, style and effectiveness within the writer’s voice. Strong editing skills are imperative.
  5. Adept at posting to our website and social media, analyzing trends among our readers and figuring out ways to boost readership. 
  6. Comfortable with change and a fast pace.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ experience in journalism. Management experience preferred. Some experience with video and multimedia storytelling a definite plus.

The city editor generally works from about 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – or whenever the last story is edited, unless it’s coverage of a late event – Monday through Friday.

Rosebud Media LLC, the Mail Tribune’s owner, offers a competitive benefits package, including three weeks’ worth of vacation/personal days to start, medical, dental and vision benefits, and a matching contribution to a 401(k) plan.

To apply, please send a resume, five clips and a cover letter explaining your management style and goals as city editor to Justin Umberson, Editor, jumberson@rosebudmedia.com. Please put “city editor position” in the subject line.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.