Local news editor

7 days agoCadillac, MI

Lansing, MI, USA • Michigan, USA Req #18954

Friday, October 8, 2021

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Local news editor

Do you value the impact of community journalism? 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 local news editor to join its editing team. We work in a digital-first environment and edit content for multiple websites and daily newspapers from our regional desk in Lansing. Candidates must be able to coach both entry-level reporters and those with experience. 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 remote 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.

Ability to use social media to augment news coverage and engage audience.

An understanding of metrics.

Ability to multi-task under deadline pressure, using time efficiently in a 24-hour newsroom.

Skill at collaborating 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.

The Lansing State Journal serves Michigan's dynamic state capital market. Large employers include Michigan State University, two General Motors assembly plants, and large health care and insurance sectors. Entertainment includes Big Ten sports, MSU's Wharton Center and abundant city, county and state parks including two at Lake Lansing. The area is also within easy distance of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan's beautiful beaches.


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