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MediaNews Group seeks a deputy city editor, Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call newspapers

August 23, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call newspapers in Boulder County, Colo., are looking for an experienced journalist to serve as a Deputy City Editor, working  weeknights in our Boulder newsroom editing daily and longer-term stories for the newspapers’ websites and print editions. The ideal candidate is a seasoned journalist with 3 to 5 years of experience as an editor, who is a skilled wordsmith and master of AP style, who has a sharp eye for detail, and who can work closely with our reporting staff to improve both their storytelling and reporting. We’re looking for someone who can remain calm and collected — and make smart decisions — in high-stress, deadline situations.

What you will do:

  • Help coordinate our news coverage of Boulder County
  • Maintain and update the websites of the Camera, Times-Call and their sister newspapers
  • Collaborate with and coach reporting staff
  • Effectively utilize our web content-management systems
  • Other duties will be assigned as necessary
  • Flexibility to work weekends and holidays on a rotational basis as well as odd hours if necessary/news requires
  • Must live in area or be ready and willing to relocate (no relocation assistance offered)

What you will bring:

  • Degree in journalism, communication or equivalent experience
  • Three to five years of experience as an editor at a daily newspaper or online news outlet
  • Relevant experience in news editing, reporting and writing, using social media, creating enterprising content
  • Proven ability to coach reporters through breaking news online quickly
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong editing, writing, organizational and story structure skills
  • An understanding of the imperatives of emerging and existing platforms, including web, mobile and print
  • Proven production deadline performance
  • An attitude that contributes to a positive culture of teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability and willingness to experiment with new digital tools and platforms

Please include the following in your online application:

  • Cover letter + resume in the same pdf/doc file
  • Links to at least 3 writing samples (links to recent editing samples also are appropriate)

The annual salary is $55,000.

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