Regional Editor

Regional Editor

The RiverTown Multimedia group is looking to hire two regional editors.

The regional editors will be responsible for planning, coordinating and assisting local editors in directing newsroom activities at multiple properties.

Rivertown Multimedia is a group of community news organizations based in western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. Wisconsin properties include New Richmond, Hudson, Ellsworth and River Falls. Minnesota properties include Hastings, Red Wing, Woodbury, Farmington/Rosemount and Cottage Grove.

The qualified candidates will supervise employees within the news departments, establish schedules, interview, hire, train, conduct performance reviews and provide training.

Regional editors will assist local editors in planning news coverage and making decisions about what will be printed or posted online. They will direct major breaking news stories and work on regional content that can be shared across multiple RiverTown Multimedia properties, specifically in-depth enterprise reporting.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communications or a related field is preferred. Candidates should have newsroom and editing experience. They should also have five years of experience in a newsroom setting or equivalent combination.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Candidates should have a working knowledge of human resource/supervisory rules and policies, knowledge of AP style and knowledge of Freedom of Information and libel laws.
Candidates should have strong organizational and communication skills and have excellent written and verbal skills.
They should be able to promote teamwork, cooperation among various properties and have the ability to motivate others.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by the company and must carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required by the company.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 14, 2016

To apply, visit: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1247006

We are committed to providing equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities who are qualified. We will provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities who are qualified, unless doing so would cause undue hardship. A written request must be given to the Human Resources Director.