Assistant city editor

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Date Posted September 13, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Seeking assistant city editor

The Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s leading news organization, is looking for a high-energy, detail-oriented, organized and motivated assistant city editor. This editor would direct the work of staff during the evenings and one weekend shift.

We're seeking an experienced storyteller who’s able to spot trends, be a watchdog, and cultivate enterprise as well as recognize breaking news of importance to Southern Nevadans. We need a strong communicator who can mentor and motivate reporters, fine-tune copy and function as part of a team. The job requires strong news judgment, familiarity with online and social media tools, a sense of urgency, and the ability to work with photographers, videographers and our print team on deadline. We’re also looking for a bulldog with a track record of requesting and fighting for public records and developing strong follow-up stories.

The ideal candidate is digitally focused, can work well under deadline pressure, is active on social media and has the skills to make complicated issues understandable. Familiarity with the criminal justice system, police and legal documents and investigative tools is preferred.

Key duties:

--Direct the work of breaking news reporters;

--Assign and edit content for online and print;

--Ensure that appropriate photos/videos are assigned for each story;

--Plan and execute enterprise packages;

--Maintain advance planning documents and keep desk looking forward;

--Work with the Metro Editor to ensure a comprehensive daily local news report.

Key attributes

--Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or related field;

--Five years of reporting/editing experience;

--Ability to multitask, and to work quickly and efficiently on deadline;

--Experience with online publishing, social media and video;

--Experience working with other journalists on team projects.

Las Vegas is as dynamic a news market as anywhere in the country, and the Review-Journal is the area’s dominant news source. Among many honors, the Review-Journal won a 2021 National Headliner Award for public service journalism; received the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for deadline reporting two of the past four years in its circulation class; captured 31 Best of the West awards over the past three years; and was an Eppy Awards finalist in each of the past two years for best daily newspaper website with at least a million unique monthly visitors.

The Review-Journal is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screening is mandatory and, effective Oct. 15, all employees must provide proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Although the Review-Journal newsroom continues to work from home amid the delta variant wave, this is not a remote position, and relocation to the Las Vegas Valley is mandatory.

Please send a resume, cover letter and samples of your best work to Peter Johnson, deputy managing editor,

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