Seeking talented managing editor

West Hawaii Today

Date Posted September 02, 2015
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Location Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Position Editor
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time
Salary $60,000 to $65,000

West Hawaii Today, a 10,000-circulation daily newspaper located in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, has an immediate opening for a strong managing editor.

This is a full-time management position that functions as the lead editor in the newsroom.

The managing editor is responsible for overseeing day-to-day newsroom operations, managing the reporters and copy desk, and editing staff-written stories. Light pagination duties and/or occasional reporting may be required.

Ideal applicant is an experienced, organized leader with excellent news judgment and editing skills, and the proven ability to develop compelling content.

Requirements: Journalism degree (or the equivalent in experience); at least three years of full-time editing/managing experience at a daily newspaper (not including college); proficiency with InDesign or similar pagination software; outstanding communication skills and attention to detail; calm and cool under pressure.

This position offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a lot of freedom to help shape the editorial direction of West Hawaii Today.

Applicant must be willing to relocate within 4-5 weeks of accepting an offer. Some relocation assistance is available. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required.

If you meet the requirements above, please send a cover letter, resume, references and work samples to David Bock at Please type “managing editor” in the subject line. No calls, please.

West Hawaii Today is owned by Oahu Publications Inc., a subsidiary of Black Press.



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