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The New Bedford Light seeks editor in chief

February 28, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The time is now for an Editor-in-Chief to steer the Light’s talented staff to the next
level of excellence, producing on-the-ground enterprise reporting on issues that
matter to our readers.

We do not cover breaking crime news, or high school sports. We do not do clickbait
journalism. Instead, we prioritize in-depth investigative and explanatory journalism that makes a difference. We measure our value based on the impact we have. Our stories are not just stories. They are time-intensive, multimedia packages – stories augmented by charts, maps, photos, and videos that provide important data and even broader context.

The Light covers the most challenging issues in the region, including the fishing
industry, wind energy, education, the environment, immigration, city government,
housing, health and politics.

In addition, the Light showcases the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene. It is
reporting that underscores The Light’s commitment to stories that help a city with
such a diverse population discover and enjoy passions they have in common.

The Editor-in-Chief should have:

— A strong record of producing high-impact enterprise journalism, including
investigative, explanatory and narrative-style stories that take on the
toughest local issues with deep reporting and vivid storytelling.
— A passion for community journalism that connects with a highly diverse
population and captures the whole of our complex city, particularly
underserved or marginalized groups.
— The leadership skills to inspire, coach and direct a team of reporters, editors
and multimedia journalists of varying levels of experience.
— A proven ability to instill a spirit of collaboration, creativity and adventure, in
a newsroom mindful of the importance of a work-life balance.
— An entrepreneurial instinct for experimentation and risk-taking, always
looking for new ways to engage readers through cutting-edge content
presentation and inventive outreach techniques.
— Impeccable integrity, devotion to the highest standards of journalistic
independence, transparency and ethics.
— Demonstrated ability to work closely with the business side of the operation,
including development, fundraising and audience.

Salary: $125,000 to $175,000

The deadline for applications is March 31.

Please email a cover letter that addresses your qualifications, a resume and three references to Publisher Steve Taylor. His email address is

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