Assistant editor, news

The Capital, Annapolis, Maryland

Date PostedApril 14, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://capitalgazette.com
Description:

Overview
The Capital of Annapolis, Md., seeks a thoughtful, energetic and creative leader to join our staff as a news content editor. This position will work urgently with our journalists to get breaking news on the site, coordinate ongoing coverage and cultivate enterprise reporting. A good candidate for this position should be an innovator, suggesting different ways to tell stories and engage audiences.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate daily news coverage for Anne Arundel County, preparing the daily report for online and print.
  • Work urgently with reporters on coverage of breaking news, occasionally doing rewrite to get updated content on our site immediately.
  • Assist with social promotion of content in concert with our audience team.
  • Work with other editors to plan out upcoming coverage.
  • Collaborate with visuals and audience teams on news stories, news alerts and top stories.
  • Oversees reporters covering city, county and state government and the Naval Academy.
  • Works with other editors and audience team to find different story forms to disseminate news.
  • Coordinates content for the twice weekly Maryland Gazette.

Qualifications

  • At least four years of digital experience editing and producing content.
  • Two years of management experience that includes a collegial and encouraging management style that fosters budding talent and challenges veteran employees.
  • Ability to work strategically with our audience team to grow site traffic.
  • Solid journalistic credentials with comprehensive knowledge of media law including copyright, libel, two-party consent, privacy, and fair use questions, in addition to a highly developed sense of ethics.

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