Breaking News Content Coach/Editor
Lansing, MI, USA • Michigan, USA Req #12672
Friday, March 12, 2021
Do you value the impact of community journalism? Do you crave the chance to shape news coverage? Would you relish the challenge of a fast-paced news hub with plenty of breaking news and rich opportunities for impactful enterprise and watchdog work? Can you provide encouragement that helps reporters do their best work?
The Lansing State Journal, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, seeks a content coach to join its editing team. We work in a digital-first environment and produce multiple daily newspapers from our hub in Lansing. Candidates must be able to coach both entry-level reporters and those with experience. Good knowledge of AP Style and fundamental newsgathering standards are a must. We interact daily with colleagues in multiple Michigan newsrooms as well as a digital production team and national design studios.
Here's what you need:
- Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent.
- Five years or more of daily journalism experience.
- Editing experience is preferred, but successful reporters eager for a leadership role will be considered.
- Ability to help reporters identify story topics that will resonate with our audiences and execute them by delivering clear, complete news articles and video as appropriate.
- Demonstrated ability to use social media to augment news coverage and engage audience on digital platforms.
- An understanding of metrics.
- Ability to multi-task and excel under deadline pressure, using time efficiently.
- Skill at collaborating in a cross-functional environment and adapting in a rapidly changing industry.
- This job includes some evening and weekend work. It is a management position with a salary commensurate with experience.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.
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