Editor - The Springfield Sun

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Editor
The Springfield Sun
Springfield, Kentucky

The Springfield Sun has an immediate opening for an Editor. This position is a 'sleeves rolled up' editor position where the editor is also the lead writer, photographer and paginator and occasionally customer service representative. The Sun is a 2,000 circulation weekly newspaper in Washington County in central Kentucky, 45 minutes from Lexington and Louisville. The Sun has been providing coverage to the community since 1892. The company offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper can also be found online at www.thespringfieldsun.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in journalism or related field with a minimum of 2 years' newsroom experience; supervisory experience helpful
  • Ability to coach, organize, and develop staff
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to utilize Internet and incorporate newspaper website
  • Ability to work well with other departments as well as outside customers
  • Possess and demonstrate solid news judgment skills
  • Proven initiative and the ability to direct day-to-day news operations
  • Working knowledge of overall newspaper production process
  • Strong editing, writing, designing and pagination skills
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word is preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot computer problems is also helpful
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends to cover events
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to travel to assignments

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervise staff writer/sports writer and occasional stringers
  • Write news and features for weekly paper as well as special sections
  • Take digital photos for publication
  • Edit and proofread submitted as well as staff written copy
  • Handle front page design and layout as well as layout for inside pages and pagination
  • Write weekly editorial and column
  • Update website
  • Be active in the community and represent the newspaper in community and civic activities

This is a full-time 40 hour per week position with variable days as needed and occasional night and weekend assignments.

Equal Opportunity Employer





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