The Montrose Daily Press, winner of the Colorado Press Association General Excellence Award has an opening for a MANAGING EDITOR to lead our newsroom.

We are looking for a strong, hands-on leader with excellent organizational and people management skills. The ideal candidate must have a passion for quality community journalism yet understand the newspaper’s critical role in the protection of open record laws and individual rights against governmental overreach. A strong knowledge of AP Style, excellent grammar and spelling skills, is required.

You will direct the newsroom, as well as columnists and stringers. This role includes control and leadership of our website, www.montrosepress.com, some special sections and magazines. The successful candidate will understand both multimedia and print publishing strategies, have experience writing thoughtful editorials and have a strong attention to detail.

This position reports directly to the publisher and is a part of the executive team. The position requires a bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent and prior newsroom management experience. Ability to plan and manage a department budget and experience in page layout and design using InDesign are strongly desired.

The Montrose Daily Press is a six-day morning newspaper. It is a leader amongst its peers within Wick Communications, a family-owned multi-media company. Wick Communications is now in its third generation, with operations in community markets in 11 states.

As a part of Wick Communications, we offer a strong package of pay and benefits, including health and dental care benefits, paid vacation, and 401K retirement plan. This newspaper is located in a newer, attractive building filled with happy, team-oriented employees, which creates an inviting work culture.

Montrose, Colo., is a regional center for business and shopping, with a small-town lifestyle. Montrose is situated within driving distance to a national park, national forests and four major ski areas. It offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities on Colorado’s beautiful Western Slope.

Send cover letter, resume, and electronic clips in one PDF, to tonyam@montrosepress.com

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