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Central Maine Newspapers seeks an editor, universal desk

June 5, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel newspapers seek an accomplished supervising editor to lead our universal copydesk, which handles the staff’s ambitious community journalism for print and online platforms.

  • The universal desk editor will oversee the flow and design of print pages
  • Assist in editing daily and weekend copy
  • Think of new ways we can tell stories with digital elements
  • Contribute to the development of local enterprise coverage.
  • The right candidate for this position will also be driven to innovate our online presence, leading strategy efforts to reach new audiences and engage with readers.

Key duties also include:

  • Scheduling and supervising the universal desk staff
  • Editing local copy and photo cutlines, making sure they are accurate, well written, and adhere to AP and local style
  • Directing stories and photos for print and online at, including the curation of our homepage and deployment of social media posts, alerts and other targeted channels
  • Handling late-breaking news with urgency
  • Making sure print deadlines are met and story headlines are accurate and compelling.
  • The job also requires excellent writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of print and online news workflow
  • A proven ability to work with reporters and editors while maintaining high standards of professionalism.

We offer: Health, dental and vision insurance; short/long-term disability and life insurance; employee Assistance Program; and 401k with company match. We are an EEO employer.

Send a cover letter and resume to Managing Editor Scott Monroe at: We are an EEO employer.

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