River Valley Democrat-Gazette

Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Date Posted March 29, 2024
Industry Newspapers
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The River Valley Democrat-Gazette is seeking an editor to join our team in Fort Smith. This individual will not only oversee and mentor our talented reporters but also play a crucial role in shaping our expanding presence in the River Valley region, making a real difference in our community.

As an editor, your responsibilities will be pivotal in shaping our newspaper's content and public image. You will collaborate with reporters and fellow editors to assign and develop feature stories, enterprise pieces, and multimedia content. Your role will involve guiding coverage, editing reporters' work, engaging in some writing, and supervising digital content creation across various platforms. Additionally, you will play a crucial role in our public outreach and customer service efforts.

Occasionally, the editor may lead special projects and take on additional tasks as needed. The ideal candidate will hold a degree in journalism or a related field, although relevant experience may be considered. Preferably, candidates will have over three years of newsroom management experience, ideally within a daily newspaper setting, and proficiency in digital content production under tight deadlines. A firm grasp of grammar and Associated Press style is essential.

The position primarily operates out of our Fort Smith office from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with occasional work at our Fayetteville office and supervision of writers there. Flexibility in hours and days is required.

At the River Valley Democrat-Gazette, we place a high value on our employees' well-being. Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off, comprehensive health insurance, retirement plans, and an Employee Assistance Program for additional support, demonstrating our commitment to your health and happiness.

This is a safety-sensitive role, and candidates must pass drug screenings and background checks and maintain a satisfactory driving record.

We are committed to diversity and proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, age, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

The River Valley is exploding with opportunity and growth. If you think you’re the right person send your resume to Lisa Thompson at lthompson@nwaonline.com.

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