Landmark Community Newspapers
  • LaFollette Press
  • LaFollette, TN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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


Editor
LaFollette Press
LaFollette, Tennessee

The LaFollette Press, a weekly newspaper with 5,000 circulation, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of editor. The editor is responsible for the overall direction of the editorial department.  The paper is based in LaFollette, TN, and serves Campbell County.  LaFollette is located 45 minutes from the Knoxville (TN) metro area. The LaFollette Press offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper can be found online at www.lafollettepress.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field is desired
  • Minimum of five years experience in the newspaper business, with experience in managing people preferred
  • Solid writing (hard news, opinion, and features), researching, editing and photography are musts
  • Good news judgment and management skills are essential.
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation and accuracy; proficient knowledge of AP style
  • Good electronic page design skills (InDesign CS5 or CS6 on Macs) necessary
  • Working knowledge of Internet, web-based content, and social media
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines for all products
  • Commitment to quality: to improve content, presentation and packaging of the news products
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated high-energy level, with ability to motivate self and others
  • Ability to hire and retain high-performing personnel
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for day-to-day editorial operations of the newspaper
  • Hands-on writing, editing, photography and paginating for the news department
  • Develop and carry out plans for editorial, opinion pages, special sections and website content
  • Actively participate in community functions/events and maintain an open door to the community of readers and non-readers about newspaper coverage

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