Local News Editor
Posted on: January 9, 2022
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The Jacksonville Daily News/jdnews.com, part of the USA TODAY
NETWORK, is looking for a local news editor to help guide reporters
in this coastal North Carolina newsroom. This person also will
serve as a senior-level reporter, regularly contributing enterprise
content on various topics of interest to residents of Onslow
The local news editor should embrace coaching and developing
journalists who reveal important news, create stories with power
and clarity and bring crucial context that helps our audience make
sense of life in our city, in this time.
The editor coaches, supervises and directs the work of two
full-time reporters, encouraging independent planning and
self-direction. Priority areas include, but are not limited to,
investigative reporting, narrative writing, photography and
videography, beat development and digital content.
This position is ideal for someone looking to move into a
leadership andediting role within the USA TODAY NETWORK. Onslow
County has a population of 198,000 people and is on the eastern
coast of North Carolina. The county's proximity to the coast
provides for year-around access to beaches and outdoor activities
are plentiful. The area also offers many events for young
professionals and family fun.
Jacksonville, the county seat, is home to the US Marine Corps' Camp
Lejeune and New River Air Station. Onslow County also includes
Holly Ridge, North Topsail Beach, Richlands, Swansboro, Hubert,
Verona and Sneads Ferry.
- Write accurate, powerful, enticing headlines.
- Collaborate with and directs other team members to produce
- Ensure web and social media platforms are managed to serve the
- Work with remote design team to facilitate print
- Bachelor's or master's degree in communications, journalism,
marketing or related field preferred or an equivalent combination
of education and experience.
- Command of media law and principles of ethical conduct.
- Must embrace peer-to-peer training, as both a teacher and
- Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple
- Experience editing and shaping watchdog and investigative
- Exceptional planning and organizational skills.
- Understanding use of metrics, social-media and SEO
- Self-motivation and self-direction.
- Strong grasp of journalism skills (reporting and editing) and
advanced knowledge of writing, spelling, grammar, AP and local
- Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in
a rapidly changing environment.
- News often requires employees to work extended hours, evenings,
weekends and holidays, sometimes unexpectedly.
- Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment,
post-offer drug screen and background check.#content
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