Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Las Vegas Optic
  • Las Vegas, NM, USA
  • Full Time

The company offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.

Sports Editor
Las Vegas Optic
Las Vegas, New Mexico

The Las Vegas Optic, an award winning semi-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico, is seeking a sports editor.  The successful candidate will be dedicated to excelling by producing a quality level sports section with balanced and in-depth sports coverage.

The Optic is published on Wednesday and Friday and has a circulation of approximately 3,550. Las Vegas is about 60 miles northeast of Santa Fe and is at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range in the southern Rockies. The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper is owned and operated by Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC and can be found online at



  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent writing, researching and interviewing skills
  • Solid grammar, spelling and punctuation kills required per the AP style guidelines
  • Good organization and time-management skills
  • Good photography skills and ability to shoot photos and videos using digital camera
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and pagination skills using Adobe InDesign
  • Willingness to work with the general public on a daily basis providing excellent customer service
  • Be available for night and weekend games coverage
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license


  • Cover all sporting events in the county, both high school and amateur level
  • Write a mixture of crisp, accurate and compelling game and feature stories
  • Shoot clear and compelling photos
  • Establish and maintain relationships with area coaches to facilitate a flow of information
  • Establish and nurture sources among athletes, coaches, administrators and others involved in local sports
  • Produce and layout all sports pages on deadline
  • Produce and schedule social media content to drive readers to the Optic website and print content
  • Serve as a backup for other members of the news team
  • Meet established deadlines of the newspaper
  • Function effectively as member of news team


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