Date Posted November 16, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time
Salary $35,000 to $40,000
Website http://stardem.com

Description:

Needed: A community editor for the Star Democrat newspaper in Easton, Maryland with experience covering local features, writing life and feature content and working with page layout. The editor will be responsible for finding life and community stories, cultivating submitted coverage and putting together the life section in each newspaper 6 days per week (1-2 pages Monday-Friday, 4 pages Sunday).

 

The editor will report to the Star Democrat managing editor and executive editor. 

 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Experience writing at a local newspaper or media outlet

  • Familiarity with print journalism 

  • Ability to work with community members to cultivate impactful life and community content 

  • Ability to write on deadline and work independently 

  • A basic understanding of newspaper page layout, no prior design experience required

  • An understanding of local journalism and its importance in a local community 


 

Writing, photography and interpersonal skills of any level are a must. Design and other multimedia skills are a plus. You must be able to edit and write accurately and fairly. 

 

The Star Democrat covers the counties of Dorchester, Talbot and Queen Anne’s along with other Eastern Shore-area counties, with a focus on Talbot. We print 4 days per week (Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and produce 2 e-editions which publish Monday and Tuesday. 

 

You will cover life content in Talbot and the surrounding counties, writing up to 5 or 6 articles per week. The rest of the work will be laying out and editing the community content for the community and life sections of the newspaper. You will work alongside the managing editor and the executive editor on production days to complete those tasks. 

 

APG Media of Chesapeake, a division of family-owned Adams Publishing Group, has newspapers across the Chesapeake region with newsrooms full of talent. Adams Publishing Group also owns newspapers throughout the country, from Florida to Washington state, as well as other media and non-media operations.

 

Benefits include health insurance and paid time off. 

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing clips to Executive Editor Jonathan Carter at jtcarter@chespub.com. For additional questions and information about the position, please email jtcarter@chespub.com.

 

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.