Editor - Maple Lake

Editor – Maple Lake

Weekly community newspaper an hour north of Twin Cities seeks an editor that would love to run a small local weekly newspaper.

The editor faces the challenge of simultaneously interesting a general local audience while providing cutting-edge information and ideas.

Candidates should:
Have a 4 year degree in Journalism or Communications with an emphasis in Media.  Previous editorial experience or internship a plus.
∙ Be knowledgeable in (1) the key makeup of a local community newspaper, (2) what it takes to increase readership and circulation.
∙ Be conversant with a range of local issues.
∙ Be fluent in Quark (InDesign a plus), Photoshop and internet communications also a plus.

Candidates will:

∙ Report and photograph stories along with writing the stories

∙ Paginate the pages and put the weekly editions together and get ready to send to print
∙ Perform other daily duties that may arise from being Editor
∙ Being able to work within a budget and within demanding time constraints

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging job with a future and great potential for growth, then you should send your resume and cover letter along with salary requirements to: publisher@maplelakemessenger.com