The Jackson Hole News&Guide, the National Newspaper Association’s and Wyoming Press Association’s General Excellence award winner over the years as best weekly newspaper in its circulation class, seeks its next editor.
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The Jackson Hole News&Guide, the National Newspaper Association’s and Wyoming Press Association’s General Excellence award winner over the years as best weekly newspaper in its circulation class, seeks its next editor. This is an immediate opening. The last time this opportunity came up was more than 30 years ago…so now, we’re looking for the next excellent community news editor to serve into the future.
Responsibilities: Planning, editing and producing the weekly, Jackson Hole News&Guide leading to print and digital subscription growth. Providing edited, local news stories through the managing editor to its sister publication, the Jackson Hole Daily. Hiring, managing and evaluating the staff regularly. Coaching and inspiring the newsroom to excellence. Overseeing special sections. Providing Opinion page, editorial leadership. Managing to meet production deadlines. Using social media and the digital platforms to serve and grow news readers. Honoring and sustaining the conservation ethic of Jackson Hole. Participating in senior leadership in a team-inspired workplace. Maintaining the highest standards of photography and abiding by NPPA ethics. Advocating for and maintaining ethical standards of journalism according to SPJ ethics.
Qualifications: Editor for five-plus years at a small-to-mid market-sized daily or weekly. Or, three to five-plus years as managing editor or deputy editor at a large market daily or weekly. Journalism degree. Top-notch writing and verbal skills. A demonstrated, measured approach to editing and reporting on complex community issues using mature news judgment and presentation. A demonstrated understanding of how journalism contributes to the publishing business model. Experience in digital content management and social media integration preferred.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Full benefits package including medical, paid vacation, paid personal days and profit sharing. No state income tax.
About the Jackson Hole News&Guide: It is locally owned and operated by Teton Media Works. TMW is independent and diversified in newspapers, magazines and websites. It’s able to put the resources where needed to serve readers and maintain a growing media company. It’s comprised of an energetic, driven staff that works hard, plays hard and enjoys the quality of life offered in this western influenced, yet sophisticated community.
About the community it serves: Jackson Hole is an exceptional place to be an editor. Interest in community news is high. Its residents are highly engaged in local topics. There’s an appreciation for the natural environment. Quality of life is valued. Quantity of time outdoors is sought. And, there’s a community-wide desire to preserve the heritage and special character of this national park gateway, mountain resort town.
If you’re the right candidate, please send a letter of interest addressing your fit with the responsibilities and qualifications, your resume and salary history firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions are treated as confidential between employer and the applicant.