Date Posted September 06, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Other
Job Status Full-time


The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi, is looking for its next senior editor. This leader will be responsible for handling the newsroom’s content, strategy, personnel and experimentation.

The ideal candidate should be comfortable juggling and shifting priorities throughout the day, and not afraid to take a hands-on approach with editing. You’ll also work collaboratively with other editors in our region (across Georgia, Mississippi and the Carolinas) which means having a built-in support system.

This editor will be expected to utilize digital analytics to the newsroom’s benefit while understanding some key nuances. You should be comfortable analyzing story performance, identifying audiences and how we reach them, and collaborating with other teams to distribute that content to multiple platforms.  

There also may be times when you need to implement a new initiative or shift strategies within the newsroom. We’re looking for a person who can relay those changes clearly and be a support system for their staff throughout that transition.

What you'll bring:
You’ll be the local “face” of the organization at community events or meetings. You should be excited about forming partnerships with organizations, other leaders and readers across the area.
3-5 years of newsroom experience, with at least 1 year of that being in a leadership role.
Excellent line editing skills and ability to effectively convey any edits to the reporter.
Solid news judgment and demonstrated ability to multitask.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Comfortable working collaboratively across teams and newsrooms as needed.
Open to experimenting with news content, tools and platforms.

What we’ll bring:
If you’re looking to gain editor and/or leadership experience in a smaller, exciting market with dedicated journalists, this is the place for you. Being the primary editor means you’ll get lots of line editing, managerial and analytics experience.

As a journalist at McClatchy, you will join a supportive, flexible, collaborative team. McClatchy strives to be an employer of choice, and our benefits package is made with this goal in mind. With a focus on health, well-being, wealth and daily life, our package options include healthcare coverage for employees and their families, financial protection from expected and unexpected expenses, multiple no-cost wellness resources and even coverage for four-legged friends. 

Our overall benefits package also includes a 401(k) with employer match, competitive paid time off and corporate holidays, and a variety of mental health benefits. With an excellent support team and with focus on your well-being as a top corporate strategy, McClatchy provides benefits to support you and your family in achieving your health and wellness goals. For more information on McClatchy's benefit plan, please visit (Exclude this sentence for Miami Herald / el Nuevo Herald positions per Guild contract)

To apply, include a persuasive cover letter and your resume in the application link below. 

About McClatchy:
Our impact is growing every day. 30 growing markets. Over 65 million monthly readers. 57 Pulitzer Prizes. A strong portfolio of dynamic partnerships and smart investments. Our award-winning journalism, digital reach, and commitment to innovative growth have never been stronger. As a member of the McClatchy family, you are part of a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life balance and consistent opportunities for growth—a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future. It’s an exciting time to be here. Our company is experiencing the most transformative period in its history. We’re growing rapidly in the digital space and delivering award-winning journalism in innovative ways.

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.