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Content Editor, The Baltimore Sun - Baltimore, MD

Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Arts/Lifestyle
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://www.baltimoresun.com

Description:

The Baltimore Sun seeks a dynamic, creative, organized editor to help lead the Features department, drive coverage of lifestyles and entertainment topics and execute strategy for online content and social media. This editor plans and assigns content for a multitude of digital and print platforms.

 

The best candidate will have a proven record in leadership; a passion for Features coverage; a feel for the news and trends on these beats; the ideas and will to assign compelling content; meticulous planning skills; incisive and clean editing abilities; and flexibility in the face of shifting news needs. If interested, please email cover letter, resume and links to work samples to Senior Editor/Features Anne Tallent at atallent@baltsun.com.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist in managing the staff of The Sun's Features department.

Assign and edit content for print and online to members of the Features staff and freelance contributors. Supervise and work with them on story and content development, ensuring the content is fair, balanced and compelling. 

Use expertise and good judgment in assigning the most appropriate content formats: text, video, photo, database, etc.

Edit content quickly for digital distribution followed, potentially, by a print version.

Use news awareness and audience metrics/analytics to assign content and determine means of promoting it.

Ensure that content is optimized for search engines and social media sharing.

Work with the community coordinators and reporter/bloggers to develop story ideas that spark community discussion.

 

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field, or equivalent experience

Minimum five years experience in editing/managing journalists in a digital environment

Excellent writing and editing skills

Proven ability to work quickly and accurately using a Web-based content management system. Must work well in a team environment, have the ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment, and adapt constructively to change

Must be technically savvy and able to quickly master new processes and software tools used for content editing and production

Professional experience using Web-based social networks

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