Date Posted May 20, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time

Description:

The Livingston County News is seeking an associate editor to join our team at an award-winning weekly newspaper based in Geneseo, N.Y. 

This editor will help cover local news, including regular reporting, and coordinate coverage of the GLOW region with The Daily News of Batavia. 

Who we are

The LCN, as it's known, is a weekly print publication that also produces news daily at thelcn.com

The LCN works closely with staff at The Daily News in nearby Batavia to provide the most complete coverage of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties, known collectively as The GLOW region. This is a picturesque and growing region in Western New York state between Rochester and Buffalo, and the western Finger Lakes.

What you will do

Our associate editor will partner with the regional editor to guide coverage of news, opinion and feature content for The Livingston County News. The essential job functions of the associate editor include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with the regional editor to plan content for each week's issue of The LCN.
  • Regularly report news and feature stories. 
  • Work with the editors and reporters to develop and execute story ideas that are essential or unique to our communities and make The LCN indispensable to those communities.
  • Assist with editing.
  • Assist with laying out each week's print edition of The LCN.
  • Assist in posting content to thelcn.com to maintain an active and engaging website.
  • Back up other editors when they are on paid time off or otherwise unavailable.
  • The associate editor is required to work in the office at least three days a week. Some weekend assignments will be required.

Who we are looking for

Curiosity and creativity are a requirement. Writing, editing and management experience are essential for success in this role. Page layout and experience in the digital media realm is a plus.

The successful candidate will be deadline-oriented, show attention to detail, and demonstrate strong organizational skills with an ability to balance multiple assignments and deadlines. The work demands accuracy, while working quickly and efficiently to meet deadlines.

A strong candidate will have a desire to learn new skills and tasks and work collaboratively with co-workers to produce the best journalism they can offer. 

What you need

  • A bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism, communications or related experience.
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills, with some experience editing stories, working with other writes and competency using AP Style.

Salary 

The annual salary is $45,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, etc. 

We offer medical, dental, and vision insurance, a company sponsored 401k plan, and paid vacation.

What else to know

As the leading source for news and information about Livingston County, our employees are expected to exercise honesty, integrity and respect during all interactions with the community, maintain professional appearance and demeanor, communicate effectively with co-workers and the community. 

The successful candidate will be deadline-oriented, show attention to detail, and demonstrate strong organizational skills with an ability to balance multiple assignments and deadlines. The work demands accuracy, while working quickly and efficiently to meet deadlines.

A strong candidate will have a desire to learn new skills and tasks and work collaboratively with co-workers to produce the best journalism they can offer. 

Reliable attendance and punctuality are required.

The employee is also expected to perform other duties and functions as needed from time to time.

How to apply

When applying, send a cover letter, resume and samples of your work to: ben@batavianews.com
 

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