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Managing Editor 4

The Floyd Press, Floyd, Virginia, United States of America Req #3446
Thursday, May 9, 2019

JOB SUMMARY:The managing editor is responsible for supervising and directing the news department of the local community newspaper.This includes the gathering of news and editorial content, production of the newspaper, and responsibility for all administrative functions involving the news department and its employees.


Supervise and direct coverage of local news (including sports and features) and production of the
daily paper. The managing editor has final responsibility for the news content of the paper and often makes decisions on questions about how a story should be handled or played. The managing editor is deeply involved in long-range planning of future coverage and is responsible for setting and communicating the coverage imperatives to the news staff. Questions about design or space
needs are also handled by the managing editor. The managing editor also serves as the primary contact with readers who have questions, comments or concerns about the paper’s coverage. Teach, train and mentor news staff, including working with reporters and editors to directcoverage, improve upcoming stories and presentation, as well as critique past
issues. The managing editor serves as a role model for young reporters and editors, who learn by example how we practice our craft.

Prepare and execute administrative functions, including hiring and discipline, payroll, employee
reviews and compensation, reports to local, division and corporate offices. Represent the news
department in local, cluster, division and corporate communications and meetings. This also includes time spent representing the news department and the newspaper to the community at large, including inquiries from readers and
events in the community.

Assist and act as an immediate resource for staffers with problems. The scope of these requests is nearly limitless, from questions
about news stories or coverage, problems with computer hardware and software to employee benefits questions. It also involves questions from other departments on a range of topics.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • The Floyd Press, Floyd, Virginia, United States of America