The Capital of Annapolis, Md., seeks a thoughtful, energetic and creative
leader to join our staff as a news content editor as we rebuild our newsroom. This position would
serve as second-ranking editor in the newsroom, reporting to the editor.
This journalist will work urgently with our journalists to get breaking
news on the site and coordinate ongoing coverage. A good candidate for
this position should be an innovator, suggesting different ways to tell
stories and engage audiences.
-Coordinate daily news coverage for Anne Arundel County, preparing the
daily report on online and print.
-Work urgently with reporters on coverage of breaking news, occasionally
doing rewrite to get updated content on capitalgazette.com immediately.
-Assists with social promotion of content in concert with our audience
-Works with other editors to plan out upcoming coverage.
-Works with photo editor and audience team on news stories, news alerts
and top stories.
-Oversees reporters covering city, county and state government, the Naval
Academy, crime and courts.
-Works with other editors and audience team to find different story forms
to disseminate news.
-Updates news collections on website working in concert with audience team.
-Produces the daily budget, a list of stories going online and intended
for print. Ensures there is a lead art package, news lead for print.
At least four years of digital experience editing and producing content.
-Four years of management experience that includes a collegial and
encouraging management style that fosters budding talent and challenges
-Ability to work strategically with our audience team in the effort to
grow site traffic.
-Solid journalistic credentials with comprehensive knowledge of media law
including copyright, libel, two-party consent, privacy, and fair use
questions, in addition to a highly developed sense of ethics.