The News & Observer seeks an opinion writer

We’re looking for an Opinion writer to thoughtfully cover a thriving region in one of the most politically fascinating states in the country. Are you someone who can craft a must-read column, tell an engaging story, and wants to be a thoughtful voice in the community where you live? We want an opinion writer who […]

The News & Observer seeks The Insider Editor

We are looking for an aggressive, news-breaking journalist to be the Insider Editor for the NC Insider, a publication of The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. This journalist will be based in Raleigh and will direct news coverage for the Insider State Government News Service, writing and editing news relating to the North […]

NY Times welcomes three to its editing residency

The following was sent out from The New York Times’ Ted Kim, Carla Correa and Alexa Mills: We are pleased to announce that Lars Dolder, Anna Venarchik and Reece Taylor Williams will join the Editing Residency this month. The Editing Residency is an immersive learning program that provides two years of training and support with the goal […]

News & Observer promotes Vaughan to Capitol bureau chief

The News & Observer has appointed Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan Capitol bureau chief. Vaughan has covered government and politics since joining the paper in 2016, and has specifically covered state government since 2019. An excerpt from the announcement reads: As bureau chief, Vaughan will take the lead in covering the politics of North Carolina’s legislative and […]

Pierre named sports director at Louisville’s Courier Journal

The Courier Journal in Louisville has appointed Natalie Pierre as a sports director. She was a sports editor at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. Previously, Pierre was deputy sports editor for McClatchy Southeast, leading college sports coverage. Over the past 15 years, she covered some of college football’s most successful programs, led basketball […]

Publisher and former AP chair Daniels passes away

The following excerpt was sent out by The Associated Press: Former Associated Press board chair Frank A. Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of Raleigh through an era of political and economic transformation in the New South, died Thursday at age 90. Daniels, whose family owned the North Carolina newspaper for more than […]

New role for McClatchy’s Murphy

Brian Murphy, Washington D.C. correspondent for The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer, McClatchy, will be leaving his post to become editor of N.C. Insider News Updates, also part of McClatchy. Prior to joining McClatchy, Murphy was digital editor at The Free Lance-Star. He was also a sports columnist at Idaho Statesman and a […]

News & Observer names Giglio planning and enterprise editor

Jessaca Giglio is now a planning and enterprise reporter at The News & Observer. Giglio has been with the News & Observer for over 26 years, holding various roles, including assistant design editor, assistant metro editor, Shop Talk editor, retail columnist, and most recently an assistant sports editor. She was also a graphic designer at […]

News & Observer ceases Saturday print publication

In order to meet the changing needs of readers, the News & Observer will no longer produce a printed newspaper on Saturday, effective March 7, 2020. Instead, the publication will launch an extended newspaper edition on Friday and Sunday. The new edition will include much of what readers got on Saturday, including comics, puzzles, TV […]