Local News Editor

The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Date Posted February 19, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://www.charlotteobserver.com


The Charlotte Observer is looking for a local news editor to help lead, coach and inspire our journalists. Our mission is exclusive, essential accountability reporting that serves our community, and this editor will be at the heart of our work conceiving and developing journalism toward that purpose. 

The local news editor knows how to spot a great story and help a reporter go get it. He or she must have the highest journalism ethics and sound judgment and be a skilled story editor. This editor should be energized by coaching and collaborating with reporters, editors, visual journalists, other Carolinas newsrooms and McClatchy colleagues who support our journalism.

He or she must be a collaborative coach who is excited about helping our most experienced editors and reporters deliver “only in The Observer” journalism, and is also skilled at helping early career reporters master a beat, break news and develop deeper enterprise journalism. 

The Observer is deeply committed to First Amendment values in our journalism and holding leaders and institutions accountable. The local news editor must be passionate about watchdog journalism and ensuring that government institutions conduct business in the open.

This leader needs to be a digital journalist at heart with a deep understanding of the digital news ecosystem and a firm understanding of how to reach digital readers through search, social media and other distribution channels. 

The local news editor plays a crucial part in helping our news team put our readers at the center of everything we do. 

College degree required. Minimum of three years of newsroom leadership preferred. Proven record of directing impactful journalism required. 

This newsroom leader will: 

The local news editor will have: 


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