South Strand News
POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position manages a small team of journalists responsible for producing community news for Georgetown Times.
- Manage and coach reporters to seek out hyper-local news on a daily basis, as well as plan and execute impactful, enterprise stories that will draw interest in our area
Bolster coverage by handling day-to-day assignments and working with reporters to produce high-quality community news content and photos that are relevant to our reader base
Work with staff to edit stories and make them relevant and important to our reader base with attention to detail
Plan newspaper content, conducting daily and weekly content planning meetings as needed.
Coaching reporters on written and photographic content, as well as enterprise pieces.
Detecting holes in stories and correct errors and syntax in copy to improve understanding for the average reader.
Monitor newsgathering operations and collaborate with staff to update readers on developing and breaking stories
Write stories and shoot and edit photographs as needed
Establish collaborative relationships with community leaders
Promote positive image of the newspaper and its initiatives
Collaborate and work effectively with other departments and the Evening Post Newspaper Group team.
Stay in touch with reporters in the field on breaking news, seek assistance when needed from other editors and hub designers.
Practice effective time-management for copy flow and production.
Other duties as assigned
Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications
Accomplished newspaper editor or an experienced and talented reporter
Experience using digital Content Management Systems (CMS) a plus
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Superb social media skills
Strong writing, editing, AP style and libel law skills
Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and other news design programs as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Deep understanding of digital and print media, including social media
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Good customer relation skills with the ability to easily and professionally speak and work with readers and the public daily.
Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
Knowledge of the community and surrounding cities a plus