Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
4 Year Degree
The Miami Herald is seeking an Editorial Board member who can craft and edit must-read editorials and columns, hold local institutions to account with fresh reporting and help lead a constructive conversation in the community. The successful candidate will be a digital journalist who can report, write and edit powerful editorials and columns about local and regional issues and who will serve on the Editorial Board with the Editorial Page Editor and executive editorial leadership in directing the voice of the Miami Herald. This member of the Herald Editorial Board must be a fresh voice and a sharp thinker with a love for local reporting and an eye for the big and small issues our community is buzzing about.
This person will be an essential editor and writer on Miami’s Editorial Board, playing a key role in shaping and articulating the Herald’s institutional voice. Our next Editorial Board member will report, write and edit high-impact editorials that reflect the views of the Herald Editorial Board, regularly breaking news and focusing on accountability journalism. She or he will embrace a digital-first approach that requires quick, thoughtful writing and an eagerness to try new things. The successful candidate will be a team player with a demonstrated ability to build sources and write authoritatively and analytically about a wide range of public policy issues.
The editorial writer and editor will help Herald readers and would-be readers understand the contribution local journalism can make to the health of a community. He or she will engage in respectful community building, hosting conversations with an end goal of building support for our work. The next member of the Herald Editorial Board will grow readership of our editorials and columns by acting on available post-publication data. Skills and experience with video and/or podcasting are a plus.
This position will be based in Miami.
At least 3-5 years of reporting experience, preferably on local issues and/or government.
Skill and versatility as a writer and editor, including the ability to shape opinion pieces in a way that best serves and engages the broadest possible audience.
Strong writing skills, excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers.
A zeal for understanding and using readership data to inform the editorial process.
An interest in telling stories using a variety of media and enthusiasm for learning new skills and technologies.
Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree preferred.
McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.
Telecommuting is allowed.
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