Editor - Weeklies

1 week agoWorcester, MA

Worcester, MA, USA Req #13746

Friday, February 5, 2021

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Editor - Weeklies

The west of Boston group of Gannett Media New England/, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is searching for an editor to join the team. The editor manages the day-to-day operations of two publications in Worcester County, The Millbury-Sutton Chronicle and the Grafton News .

The editor is responsible for guiding coverage of topics and issues most important to key community audiences and managing a steady flow of quality content, using data and analysis to inform decisions.


  • Conceptualizing stories, working with writers including editing their work into a polished and engaging final form.
  • Guiding journalists by consultation and coaching before, during and after the creation of content.
  • Supervising production of both print and digital news products (often simultaneously).
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for the community and audience served by the titles.
  • Bachelor's or master's in communications, journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 2 years of editing experience.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • An ability to manage multiple projects and juggle short-term and long-term reporting efforts.
  • A keen understanding of how to make complex stories relatable
  • Strong story-telling skills.
  • An understanding of metrics, social media and SEO principles.
  • Self-motivation and self-direction.
  • Knowledge of writing, spelling, grammar, AP and local style.
  • Able to multitask and excel under deadline pressure.
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don't limit your upload to a resume; show us what you've done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

  1. Your resume - one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.


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Job ID: utn-13746