Assistant Managing Editor

Wyoming Tribune Eagle/Adams Publishing Group, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Date Posted September 10, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website https://www.wyomingnews.com/

Description:


Job Summary

The Assistant Managing Editor is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the newsroom, from making story, photo and video assignments, to laying out pages, posting content online, posting on social media to drive traffic to online edition. The Assistant Managing Editor makes sure each weekly publication meets its production schedule to ensure that press times are met. The Assistant Managing Editor works closely with the Managin Editor and News Editor to plan story projects or story lines to follow up on. The Assistant Managing Editor makes sure News Editor keeps up on assignments, assignment calendar and assists with making sure breaking news is covered in a thorough way. The Assistant Managing Editor edits copy, and/or imports or exports copy to and from the weekly publications and writes editorials.

The Assistant Managing Editor is responsible for making sure pages are completed and meet production schedules. The Assistant Managing Editor assists the editor in fielding and mediating phone calls from the public, meeting with visiting politicians and various community members and handling personnel issues. This position helps to write editorials, with one or two contributions expected each week. The Assistant Managing Editor, with help from Managing Editor, meets daily with the news editor to coordinate assignments and to plan stories, meets individually with reporters to go over stories and holds periodic gatherings with the staff to go over goals and to discuss problems.

The Assistant Managing Editor, news editor and editor meet each day for story budget sessions to determine front-page content and to discuss online postings. The Assistant Managing Editor makes sure breaking news stories are posted to the online edition, encourages staff to post photos, photo galleries and videos online. In the event the office is closed due to weather, the managing editor, news editor and executive editor coordinate coverage with weekly editors and reporters for online postings.

Job Functions

The successful candidate must be flexible, a self-starter, attentive to details, diplomatic, able to provide direction, and able to multi-task. This position will work with different personality types and across a number of publications. Candidates for this position should have strong interpersonal skills and client orientation and exhibit an ability to work effectively with internal and external contacts as a team member as well as a team leader.

Requirements

Essential Functions

Minimum Requirements

Prior reporting/editing experience required. Demonstrated ability to multi-task.

Technology Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is helpful along with social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Education

Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

for immediate consideration, please send resume and cover letter to Brian Martin at bmartin@wyomingnews.com      

Benefits

The fringe benefits include medical (split between employer and employee), dental and vision options (employee paid). There are three company-sponsored benefits, including short-term disability, long-term disability and a term life insurance policy. The company pays for these six major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day). In addition, employees accrue 3.33 hours of paid leave per pay period in the first year of employment (80 hours) and increasing to 5.0 hours per pay period (120 hours) after their one-year anniversary of employment. The company has the option of making a discretionary match to the 401K retirement plan after year’s end.

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