Summary

The Managing Editor works with the Publisher to develop a strategy that ensures The Trail Gazette is meeting the needs of its audience, as demonstrated by growing our reach with subscriptions and digital/other growth in forms of audience engagement and readership.

Description

Description:

Summary/Objective: 

The Managing Editor works with the Publisher to develop a strategy that ensures The Trail Gazette is meeting the needs of its audience, as demonstrated by growing our reach with subscriptions and digital/other growth in forms of audience engagement and readership.

Essential Functions :

  • Assists Publisher in developing and implementing newsroom wide goals including digital publishing daily on site and social media network.

  • Responsible for facilitating selected daily/weekly news meetings, ensuring staff is assigned to all major daily stories and ensuring there is at least one exclusive enterprise story every week and selecting stories for 1A.

  • Makes decisions on anonymous sources, questionable language, spending and other similar issues that require senior approval of Publisher.

  • Shares with Publisher as the voice of The Trail Gazette to the community at large.

  • Has general knowledge of the newsroom budget; assists Publisher in resource allocation decisions.

  • Has general knowledge of corporate goals and initiatives; assists Publisher in implementation strategies.

  • Speaks regularly with reporters and has a deep understanding of what stories each is pursuing and that all elements, including photography and digital plans, are considered.

  • Monitors analytics to ensure story choices are resonating with readers

  • Writes and edits stories for context, organization, clarity, length and style.

  • Coaches reporters to write deep enterprise and watchdog stories, while also breaking key news on their beats.

  • Work with design team on page layout for each special section and the two news publications weekly. Regularly provides stories that compete for 1A in the print product and can lead the home page.

  • Ensures that all articles are posted online and consistently works with team on social media posts and engagements.

Competencies & Skills:

  • Must possess strong news judgment.

  • Reporting, writing and editing skills, including knowledge of AP style.

  • Strong digital headline writing skills.

  • Understanding of SEO and how to leverage it to build audience for our content.

  • Understanding of social media and how groups of interest congregate and share information online.

  • Most possess knowledge of and ability to assign digital storytelling methods.

 Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years reporting experience at daily news publication

  • Newsroom leadership experience, including managing reporters and editors to do their best work.

  • Solid understanding of digital platforms including social, Facebook, twitter etc.

Required Applications / Platform Knowledge / Software's etc:

  • Working knowledge of Google applications preferred

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, an employee may be required to: occasionally ascend or descend stairs, occasionally move self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces,remain in a stationary position – often standing or sitting for prolonged periods, move about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another, adjust or move objects up to 10 pounds in all directions, Communicate with others to exchange information, repetitive motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers, consistent assess the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned

Other Duties:

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The annual salary is $50,000.00. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, and a 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).

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