|Date Posted||February 23, 2021|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires|
The Paris News, a 4,500-circulation three day a week newspaper in Northeast Texas, is seeking a savvy assistant managing editor to join the newsroom to help us tell the stories of the people of the Red River Valley.
Our candidate will be an enterprising journalist with knowledge of AP Style who is committed to producing and editing well-told stories from straightforward local government reports to enterprise, feature, investigative and special projects. The right person for this position also will help oversee our social media accounts and website. Page design is a necessary skill for this position, so a knowledge of InDesign is a must.
The primary responsibilities for our Assistant Managing Editor include:
Overseeing organization and deployment of resources, including maintaining the editorial department news budget and online calendar.
Directing, collaborating with and coaching reporters in storytelling and in concise writing, so information is reader friendly and attractive.
Exhibiting strong editing skills, excellent news judgement and a superior ear for tone.
Assigning stories as necessary.
Editing stories to newspaper and AP style and for accuracy — don’t just fix grammar and punctuation. Make stories better.
Designing attractive pages.
Overseeing the newspaper’s online presence by ensuring daily stories are posted to the website, the E-Edition appears correctly, and stories are shared to social media (delegate duties, as necessary).
The right candidate will be professional, have reliable transportation, and understand the importance of a "local first" community philosophy and of making deadlines.
The Paris News is an award-winning newspaper — we earned 50 awards for work in 2018 and 2019, including being named Newsroom of the Year and Online Newsroom of the Year by the Texas Associated Press — with a growing audience, particularly online. Our dedicated news staff is first class at producing editions packed with photos and stories of local people, businesses, governments and more.
If you believe you’re our candidate and would like to join a world-class company with great benefits and opportunities for advancement, email a cover letter, resume with three professional references and three relevant writing samples to Managing Editor Klark Byrd at firstname.lastname@example.org.