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News Editor

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News Editor REF#: JG27903
The Advertiser
Location: Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador
Posted: November 6, 2017
Deadline: November 20, 2017
Salary:

Description

We currently have a full-time opening for a News Editor to lead our Central NL editorial team (i.e., Advertiser, Nor’Wester, Beacon and Pilot) from our Grand Falls-Windsor newsroom. Reporting to the Managing Editor, the News Editor will ensure headlines are accurate and engaging. They will monitor competition for breaking news and ensure content reflects the news of the day. The News Editor will assign and manage reporters as needed, making sure that pages are completed on time and laid out in keeping with Advertiser guidelines. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to): 
  • News gathering and writing; 
  • Photography and videography; 
  • Coaches and supports reporters and freelancers; 
  • Collaborates with other editors; 
  • Participates in daily and weekly planning meetings; 
  • Supports and assists with special project planning and execution; 
  • Works with copy editor on copy selection, editing process; 
  • Ensures deadlines are met; 
  • Ensures websites are active daily; 
  • Uses social media to build brands and engage with communities; 
  • Collaborates with Production Department on page design; 
  • Collaborates with copy editor on editing and proofreading; 
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • University degree or diploma in journalism, communications, or equivalent experience; 
  • Minimum of one to three years’ experience in journalism; 
  • Small-unit leadership skills; 
  • Ability to capture the essence of a story in a few words; 
  • Willingness to work in a team atmosphere; 
  • Ability to plan and work under tight deadlines; 
  • Outstanding written and communication skills; 
  • The desire to make an impact and be part of an exceptional team; 
  • Web savvy; 
  • Solid working knowledge of Canadian Press style, grammar and spelling.


Please send your cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Job Board and resume to:

Joseph Howe
SaltWire Network
Halifax , NS


E-mail: resumes@saltwire.com
 
 

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