Southwest News Media

Savage, Minnesota

Date Posted September 21, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary 50,000 - 55,000


Southwest News Media, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking an Editor to join the team! We are located less than a half hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and are looking for an experienced journalist to work in collaboration with members of our news team that produces six weekly newspapers that focus on eight vibrant suburban communities. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that engages a nationwide audience via multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social and print.


Please note this role must reside in Minnesota but can work remotely from home in Minnesota.


Essential Functions:

  • Serve as an editor of our print newspapers and owned/operated website, swnewsmedia.com
  • Be a recognized leader within our organization who embraces change to best serve the needs and wants of our audience and readers
  • Provide guidance on best practices while constantly evaluating how we can improve our use of all media platforms to grow our following
  • Be highly focused on collective gathering of local content and then determine its most appropriate use and presentation
  • Editing of our print and digital products


Competencies & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (with comparable experience) in journalism or related field
  • Experience in multi-media reporting breaking news, politics and feature writing
  • Ability to constantly assess trending content and best practices that are relevant and/or of interest to our readers
  • Create a collaborative environment that encourages production of top-notch print products and digital content
  • Organizes and leads regular training sessions for editorial staff members to ensure all have the skills and tools needed to complete job expectations
  • Be intensely familiar with the communities assigned to oversee, and have trusted connections with local stakeholders
  • Collaborate with sales leader in determining/scheduling content related to special “advertorial” publications/projects
  • Work closely with other team members on breaking news, social media, developing stories
  • Must possess a sense of urgency to be “first” in providing accurate content that impacts our local communities
  • Be a trusted resource throughout the organization
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends and some holidays
  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company while maintaining reliable transportation


Work Environment:

  • This job operates in a professional office environment and at the Company and client sites for business meetings and presentations. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms and requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 30 pounds.


Other Duties:

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
  • Due to the evolving nature of the media industry, job responsibilities may change, based upon the needs of company as identified by this position’s supervisor.