Nevada’s top news organization, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, is looking for a high-energy, detail-oriented editor to direct its business coverage. The ideal candidate is an experienced journalist who can spot trends, elevate copy, mentor reporters, cultivate enterprise and recognize breaking news of importance to readers in Southern Nevada.
The business editor directs the work of five full-time reporters and an assistant editor and is responsible for identifying stories that resonate with our digital audience and engage subscribers, coordinating visuals and video, and planning and editing the Tuesday-Sunday print business sections.
Las Vegas is an exciting business community anchored by the gaming/tourism/convention and real estate industries. Warehousing/logistics and manufacturing are emerging sectors. Nevada also features thriving mining and renewable energy industries. Knowledge of those sectors is a real plus. The ideal candidate also must have excellent news judgment, a deep understanding of digital best practices, leadership ability, familiarity with SEC filings, earnings reports and court documents, and experience collaborating with other newsroom teams.
Las Vegas is as dynamic a news market as anywhere in the country, and the Review-Journal is the area’s dominant news source. Southern Nevada is home to about 2.3 million people, plus up to 200,000 visitors on any given day. It is a diverse metro area with a vibrant downtown and cultural scene, and it’s a half-day drive or less to some of the West’s most spectacular outdoor recreation and national parks.
Among many honors, the Review-Journal won 2022 National Headliner Awards for Staff Photo Portfolio and for Journalistic Innovation; a 2021 National Headliner Award for Public Service; won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Deadline Reporting two of the past five years; won 33 Best of the West awards in the past four years; and was an Eppy Awards finalist in two of the past three years for best daily newspaper website with at least a million unique monthly visitors.
We’re an innovative, collaborative newsroom that’s been featured twice in the past few years by the American Press Institute/Better News for our efforts to grow our digital audience. And we were just named one of “10 Publishers That Do It Right” by Editor & Publisher.
The Review-Journal is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screening is mandatory and, effective Oct. 15, 2021, all employees must provide proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is not a remote position, and relocation to the Las Vegas Valley is mandatory.
Send a cover letter, resume and story links to Deputy Managing Editor Peter Johnson, Las Vegas Review-Journal – email@example.com