Managing Editor

The Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Date Posted February 16, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Herald in Grand Forks, N.D., is looking for its next rising star: a managing editor to lead and develop a team of reporters in a face-paced, digital-first newsroom.

The ideal candidate will be smart, positive and eager to lead a team of talented and energetic reporters. Members of our management team must encourage great ideas, collaboration and innovation. Our next managing editor should be excited about the news, ready to coach reporters and embrace digital storytelling.

The Herald’s managing editor will lead the development of engaging journalism for a targeted audience that may be used in both digital and print formats. The person in this role should be familiar with data and enterprise reporting and digital analytics tools.

The managing editor will work alongside the editor on story planning and development, story assignments, gathering visuals in all mediums and measuring digital goals.

The Herald is constantly evolving and aims to develop new concepts and approaches to reflect readers' interests and habits. We believe in telling great stories that reflect our communities and readers, blending writing skill with compelling visuals to bring those stories to life. We aim to tell the stories our readers need and want to know. We aim to be creative, develop great content and value accurate, watchdog journalism.

Grand Forks is a large, vibrant college town with an array of opportunities for professional and personal fun: performing, visual and creative arts, recreation and outdoors activities, sports and a variety of dining and nightlife options. 

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with one to three years of editing experience preferred. Those without editing experience or who have an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered. A strong knowledge of AP style, along with excellent grammar and spelling skills is required. Also, candidates must be able to multitask in a fast-paced newsroom, be resourceful and provide ideas that our readers will find interesting and compelling. 

Applicants must possess a reliable vehicle covered with acceptable insurance and a valid driver's license with a record insurable by the company.

The Herald is part of a family-owned company with a large Upper Midwest footprint. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits package with health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) and paid time off.

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