Full Time - Upper Management Level (Managing Editor, General Manager, Manager, Director)
We are currently seeking a dynamic and engaged editor to develop and implement a content strategy that achieves those goals and collaborate with key team members to build a sustainable model for community newspapers. The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, energetic, creative, curious, and driven.
The Editor of the Chestnut Hill Local executes the newspaper’s content strategies and supervises their implementation processes. The main duties include managing a team of writers and freelance correspondents, recruiting qualified content contributors, editing content pieces to ensure they follow tone and style guides and overseeing the production processes.
The editor reports to the publisher and supervises staff writers and editors, as well as correspondents. The Editor assigns stories, approves or denies story pitches from correspondents, recruits new content contributors, assures deadlines are met, works with the publisher to develop content strategies for print and digital products and social media outlets, supervises the content creation process from writing through editing and publishing. Other responsibilities of the editor include:
Hiring, coaching and supervising of editorial personnel
Recruiting and training of new content contributors (writers, photographers, etc.)
Coordinating content for publications
Coordinating weekly meeting content meetings
Planning and approving assignments for writers and contributors
Planning, providing content for ancillary publications such as special sections and magazines.
Controlling schedules and enforcing deadlines (for writers, photographers, production team, etc.)
Overseeing proofreading procedures and edit copy as necessary
Ensuring that the Local is diverse and inclusive, both on its staff and in its publications.
Evaluating finalized copy for compliance with policies, style and tone
Resolving issue as they arise
Attending events or meet with general public on behalf of the Chestnut Hill Local
Time management skills
Project management skills
Ability to collaborate with other departments and personalities
Ability to coordinate with remote employees
Mastery of grammar, punctuation, and spelling
Experience creating news and feature content
Attention to detail
BS/BA in journalism or relevant field
Additional Salary Information: There could be an opportunity for performance bonuses.
About The Chestnut Hill Local
The Chestnut Hill Local is an independent, award-winning weekly newspaper serving Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Wyndmoor, and communities in Northwest Philadelphia and Eastern Montgomery County. We are committed to growing audiences across print, digital, email, and social media platforms through compelling, interesting, and useful content.