Date Posted July 23, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified

Description:

 The Advocate, Louisiana’s biggest media organization and a Pulitzer Prize winner, is looking for a business editor for its Baton Rouge newsroom to coach reporters on daily coverage, manage breaking news in a competitive digital media market and help develop stories that examine trends, highlight local entrepreneurs and tackle important economic issues.

Job Responsibilities

•       Assign reporters stories and help them develop story ideas

•       Work with reporters and other desks to maintain timely and robust digital coverage

•       Understand digital metrics and help the company meet its digital goals

•       Edit stories and rework them as needed, using proper grammar and following AP style guidelines

•       Plan daily and weekly Business pages

•       Meet all deadlines for projects as requested by editors

•       Mentor reporters and help them develop their careers

•       Help plan and stage events for the business community

•       Handle administrative tasks

 

Job Skills & Qualifications

Required:

•       Ability to work some nights and holidays

•       A focus on producing accurate and factual stories

•       Experience as a newspaper editor or reporter

•       Proficiency with computers and other office equipment

 

The Advocate is committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities and career paths for our employees. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and experience levels to apply.