Managing Editor

Big Bend Sentinel

Marfa, Texas

Date Posted November 22, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified



The Big Bend Sentinel and the Presidio International weekly newspapers are seeking a Managing Editor with sharp news judgement and editorial chops to lead its small but tenacious newsroom in Marfa, Texas. The role oversees the day to day operations of two weekly newspapers that serve the residents of Marfa, Presidio and the broader tri-county area.

The managing editor runs the weekly news budget, guiding the daily editorial decisions and making sure reporters are covering important news, community happenings and human interest stories, while also helping identify longer-term investigative stories in the Big Bend region.

They support staff in their researching, reporting and writing of newsworthy stories. They are responsible for editing reporters’ articles for content and clarity and assuring the story is thoroughly fact-checked. 

Along with working closely with staff reporters, the managing editor works with photographers, freelancers, columnists, cartoonists, layout designers, the printing press and the distribution team to ensure weekly production of the newspapers runs smoothly.

The managing editor will regularly liaise with the editor-in-chief about the editorial direction of the paper.

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This job is based in Marfa and applicants must reside in the area or be willing to relocate.

Marfa is a town of almost 2,000 residents in far west Texas, known for its art, ranching and  burgeoning tourist economy. Presidio is a border community of nearly 6,000 on the Rio Grande river, boasting a growing port of entry, and close proximity to a state and National Park.

The Big Bend Sentinel is an award winning Marfa-based newspaper founded in 1926 and dedicated to providing weekly news in print and online to readers in Marfa, Presidio, the Big Bend and beyond. Articles in our coverage area are not only pertinent to our local readers but also touch on topics that are often being discussed in the national landscape.

This job offers competitive salary and health insurance.

To ask questions or apply, email Application emails should include a cover letter detailing why this job interests you, a resume, two references and three links to your published articles and/or stories you have edited. Please include “Managing editor application” in the subject line.

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