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The Sacramento Press is seeking a dynamic editor-in-chief to oversee the day-to-day operations of the newsroom. This position will play a key role in expanding the presence and reach of The Sacramento Press into the surrounding media market.
We’re looking for someone who is ambitious, confident in their ability to learn quickly, and focused on creating compelling content for the local communities. Excellent writing and reporting skills and good editorial judgment are essential.
The ideal candidate will bring lots of ideas for new ways to present stories online, through text, photos, or videos.
Experience in using a content management system is a plus, as is experience in podcasts, editing video, conducting and moderating panels. Experience working with technology teams is also preferred. Ability to edit HTML and other light coding would be outstanding.
Ideal candidates will have:
Passion for journalism and an understanding of how it can transform a community
At least three years previous newspaper and/or other publication experience
A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
At least two years editing experience
Experience with online publications
A deep understanding of the demands of 24/7 websites
Experience leading a team
Ability to edit copy quickly and always improve stories
Understanding of how to promote stories via social media
Ability to speak confidently when appearing on TV and radio
Enthusiasm to create and sustain relationships with stakeholders and neighborhood leaders
Excellent news and editorial judgment
Strong diplomatic skills and ability to interact with journalists at all levels of the newsroom
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure
Proven ability to break news and generate outstanding story ideas
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Enthusiasm for working with a technology team to envision the future of news
Light coding skills and competence at HTML manipulation
Your job responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
The Sacramento Press offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans.
This is a fast-paced role in a high potential growing company. This is a unique opportunity to be a critical piece of our growth. This position is located in Sacramento, CA.
This is a full-time contract-to-hire position.
Upon hire, it is a full-time salaried position.
Ready to apply? Submit your resume, portfolio or clips and any other helpful information to colleen[at]sacramentopress.com.