Community news content editor
Baltimore Sun Media seeks a champion of community news coverage to join our staff as a news content editor. This editor would help coordinate daily news coverage, connecting our community news division -- including The Capital (Annapolis), Carroll County Times, The Aegis and several weekly publications -- with The Baltimore Sun newsroom operations. We seek a thoughtful, energetic and creative leader who will suggest innovative ways to tell stories that engage the many audiences that Baltimore Sun Media serves.
*Oversees journalists covering community news beats of government, education, crime and lifestyles, giving constructive criticism with the goal of continually elevating reporting and writing skills.
*Works with editors in our community newsroom and the Baltimore Sun to plan out upcoming coverage.
*Work with other editors to raise the level of editing and reporting of community journalism across Baltimore Sun Media properties.
*Work urgently with reporters on coverage of breaking news, occasionally doing rewrite to get updated content online immediately.
*Suggest and execute broad community news stories that could be customized for hyper-local audiences.
*Assists with social promotion of content on Facebook and Twitter.
*Works with other editors and audience team to find different story forms to disseminate news.
*Updates news collections on our website.
*Produces the daily budget, a list of stories going online and intended for print.
*At least four years of digital experience editing and producing content.
*Four years of management experience with a collegial and encouraging management style that fosters budding talent and challenges veteran employees.
*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.
Baltimore Sun Media offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K with company match, paid vacation and personal days.
Interested applicants should provide resume and links to online work, if available. References should be furnished when requested.