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Editor
Henry County Local

Job Title: Editor
Company: Henry County Local
Category: Editor/Managing Editor
Contact Person: Jane Ashley Pace
Contacts Title: Publisher
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City/State/Zip: Eminence KY, 40019
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Website: hclocal.com
Description:

The Henry County Local, a 3,500 weekly community newspaper in Eminence, Ky., has an immediate opening for an editor. The editor will be a key leader of the editorial staff, supervising a reporter while collaborating with a sports editor in planning and editing the news team's product in print, online, special sections and through social media. The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The Henry County Local can also be found online at www.hclocal.com.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in journalism with editorial background or equivalent experience
  • At least three years' experience in print media with a working knowledge of the overall newspaper production process
  • Understanding of journalistic ethics and legal/libel knowledge
  • Solid news judgement, writing (hard news, opinion, and features), researching, editing and photography
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation and accuracy plus a proficient knowledge of AP style is necessary
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in InDesign (page design skills), Adobe Photoshop and all Microsoft software preferred
  • Experience in leading people is preferred
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Availability to cover events that will occur on weekends and evenings
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver'?s license to cover assignments

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Plan weekly content, including assigning stories/photo shoots
  • Write stories and editorials, edit copy, take photographs and paginate news and community pages
  • Oversee and direct staff and stringers to provide the best quality stories while staying within set budget
  • Provide adequate stories and photographs for each issue and special section
  • Paginate special sections
  • Help to prepare, implement and operate within an annual strategic plan to accomplish product and service improvement and grow audience
  • leadership role in the community.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

You may apply at www.lcni.com under Job Opportunities.

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