Jackson County Chronicle Editor

Jackson County Chronicle Editor

The River Valley Newspaper Group is seeing a talented editor for the Jackson County Chronicle, our once-a-week newspaper in Black River Falls, Wis.

This is a full-time position for a tested community journalist who has 3-to-5 years of experience handling deadlines, producing journalism of all types, taking crisp photographs, writing opinion and working with community partners.

Key to this job is a high level of personal integrity where the candidate feels driven to do a good job for the community and represent the River Valley Media Group and Lee Enterprises with the highest journalistic and professional standards.

With this position comes a great deal of autonomy to develop news budgets, assign stories and work with Lee’s Regional Design Center on a weekly basis. We are aggressive about digital publication of the news and using social media as a way to inform readers.

We’re interested in a journalist who knows the importance of attending local chamber of commerce meetings, participating as a volunteer in the community and building professional relationships with officials based in this county seat of government.

The right candidate will work seamlessly with the weekly editorial group publisher, colleagues in the River Valley Media Group and have a knack for sharing content with all of our partners, including the La Crosse Tribune, Winona (Minn.) Daily News and the Chippewa Falls Herald.

This is a dynamic job in a beautiful rural area with a rich agricultural background and incredible opportunities for recreation.

Editors cover evening and weekend assignments, but have the ability to create much of their own schedule. Candidates must have a good driving record and provide their own insured vehicle. Candidates will be required to pass a background check and drug screening before employment.

Lee Enterprises offers a comprehensive benefit package to its full-time employees, which includes health insurance, 401K, dental and vision plans, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance and long-term disability.

For consideration, please complete our online application at www.rivervalleynewspapers.com/workhere. Search for this position by searching jobs with the River Valley Media Group.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume, three references and five clips of their work.

Application deadline: Friday, November 4th.

Equal Opportunity Employer