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The Gazette seeks a deputy editor

October 9, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

This position serves as deputy editor with responsibility for generating, compiling, and presenting content in Colorado Politics magazine and website; sending out newsletters and managing our social media platforms; producing a political tipsheet; and, daily editing and organizing coverage under the direction of the editor and in collaboration with the digital editor. The deputy editor also provides leadership, guidance and mentorship to the reporting staff.

We are looking for someone with superb organizational skills, strong content and context editing ability and solid reporting and writing chops. The candidate must be able to wear multiple hats – someone who has no problems shifting from writing to reporting to editing. The candidate must be a team player who works collegially and earns respect at all levels of the organization.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct daily coverage of news
  • Manage and Colorado Politics’ social media platforms
  • Send out daily newsletters
  • Produce a narrative-form tipsheet
  • Uphold the company’s core values and provide superior customer services, both external and internal
  • Direct and oversee the production of objective and balanced news content
  • Ensure fairness, timeliness, thoroughness, and accuracy of news coverage
  • Seek out and provide training opportunities for newsroom staff
  • Provide direction to news department colleagues in matters of libel and freedom of information
  • Work with the editor, digital editor and employees to accomplish the mission of the newspaper
  • Stay abreast of major news development at local, state and national level, and encourage stories that present a local perspective on the issues
  • Serve as liaison with contracted content providers and professional associations as requested
  • Perform other duties as required

Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. ????

Minimum Education & Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, English or related field
  • 5 years of reporting and newsroom management; experience in legislative coverage is preferred
  • Experience in producing narrative-form newsletters is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex documents
  • Respond effectively to sensitive inquiries/complaints
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with newsroom staff
  • Ability to use text editing programs, including Microsoft Office

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