Accountability Editor

Idaho Statesman

Boise, Idaho

Date Posted September 14, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho, is hiring an Accountability Editor to lead a talented, driven group of journalists who cover state government, politics, education, the environment and more. Three of those journalists also serve as our investigative team.

The accountability editor also will be a candidate to fill the assistant editor role as the No. 2 person in a newsroom of about 25 journalists.

The Accountability Editor should have a passion for watchdog journalism, be a skilled story editor and enjoy the opportunity to coach a group of investigative and accountability reporters who want to be pushed to greater heights. The team includes our state politics reporter, so some experience with politics is a plus. This leader will be charged with helping the accountability team deliver exclusive enterprise and impeccable investigative work.

Our McClatchy news teams are deeply committed to First Amendment values in our journalism and to holding leaders and institutions accountable. The Accountability Editor must be passionate about ensuring that government institutions conduct the public’s business in the open.

This leader needs to be a digital journalist at heart with a deep understanding of the digital news ecosystem and a firm understanding of how to reach digital readers through search, social media and other distribution channels. 

Requirements - Education and knowledge:

This editor’s skills should include: