Editor needed at Alaska newspaper

The Kodiak Daily Mirror is seeking a full-time editor.
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GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB The Kodiak Daily Mirror is seeking a full-time editor. This position supports the publisher by managing the daily operation of the newsroom. The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills, have the ability to interact with the public in a polite and professional manner, and be able to complete multiple tasks effectively. Organizational skills and attention to detail are musts for this position. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Assign reporters for daily coverage of local events 2. Assign and edit freelance copy and photos 3. Oversee all editorial content, layout of daily and special sections 4. Fill in for absent reporters 5. Interview, hire and train staff QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience 2. Knowledge of InDesign, Microsoft Word, PhotoShop 3. Supervisory experience 4. A minimum of five years professional newsroom experience with in a daily paper. About Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the United States and boasts one of the biggest commercial fishing ports in the nation. The island population is about 14,000, with 6,500 people living in town. Kodiak is also home to the country’s largest Coast Guard Base. Often called Alaska’s Emerald Isle, Kodiak’s climate is temperate, moist and very green in summer. Outdoor recreation and adventures are limitless: fishing, kayaking, hiking, hunting, mountain climbing, camping — the list goes on. Summer days are long, the salmon is fresh, and the people are friendly. If you have the right professional qualifications, an interest in community news, and think you’d enjoy life on this beautiful island, you could be just the person we are looking for. E-mail or fax your cover letter, resume, clips and references to the Kodiak Daily Mirror, attention Jobs. No phone calls, please. E-mail: jobs@kodiakdailymirror.com EOE

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