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States Newsroom seeks Utah editor in chief

October 11, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

States Newsroom is seeking an experienced journalist as Editor in Chief for a new Utah news outlet featuring hard-hitting reporting and insightful commentary on state government, policy, and politics.

States Newsroom, a growing network of nonprofit news sites focused on state government, policy and politics is looking for an Editor to hire and oversee three reporters, write commentary, and represent the outlet in the Beehive State. The outlet will provide investigative and in-depth daily reporting as well as analysis of the most critical challenges Utahns face.

Based in Salt Lake City, the Editor will also work with policy experts in Utah to feature their content on a dynamic site and build the outlet’s robust social media presence. The Editor will work closely with States Newsroom and network peers in other states to share best practices and build relationships that help refine the outlet’s operations.



  • Hire and supervise journalists to provide daily news coverage and investigative reporting on major state policy and political stories
  • Write weekly columns on major state policy and political stories
  • Develop and distribute original content daily
  • Work with audience staff to build a robust social media presence including Facebook, Twitter, and/or emerging platforms
  • Use personal social media accounts to amplify site’s content
  • Develop and distribute original content to drive area news coverage
  • Solicit editorial content from contributors for opinion section
  • Participate in weekly calls, and periodic visits with National Editor(s) as well as regular meetings of all States Newsroom editors in Washington, DC

The Editor will have funding for staffing, freelancers, technology and overhead expenses. Technical, marketing and editorial support are provided by our headquarters office.


  • The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of reporting and/or editing experience, an entrepreneurial spirit
  • A deep knowledge of Utah’s political history and media landscape.

The minimum salary for a state editor is $90,000 and rises with experience.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume with references and at least three writing samples or clips/links to:

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