Date Posted June 18, 2024
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time

Description:

The Bentonville Bulletin is seeking an experienced editor to help launch our news startup. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for producing distinctive, high-quality news articles and supervising an entry-level reporter. 

This position requires a regular presence in the city, with some flexibility for hybrid work. We aim to fill this position in July. Send questions to sam@bentonvillebulletin.com.

About The Bentonville Bulletin

The Bentonville Bulletin, founded in April of this year, is an independent local news publication dedicated to publishing useful, interesting local news.

A key focus of our audience strategy is email newsletter distribution. We already have more than 4,000 email subscribers. 

The venture was started by Sam Hoisington, an NWA native who previously launched a successful and stable local news operation in Wisconsin. 

While the business is new, our values are firmly rooted in established journalistic traditions and ethics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set and execute the news agenda for The Bentonville Bulletin.
  • Produce multiple original news articles weekly while maintaining high journalistic standards.
  • Attend public meetings and other in-person events.
  • Supervise one reporter and edit freelance submissions.
  • Sort through news tips from an engaged group of newsletter subscribers.
  • Adhere strictly to ethical guidelines and standards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Collaborate with the publisher to determine next steps for a promising news startup.
  • Work nights and weekends on rare occasions when significant news developments occur.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of local news experience.
  • Excellent research, writing, and interviewing skills.
  • Local candidates are strongly preferred.

Compensation Details

This is a salaried position with a starting salary of $55,000 per year, with room for negotiation for exceptional candidates. Benefits include two weeks of vacation, plus an additional week off during winter holidays.