Details for Editor-in-Chief
Editor-in-Chief The Loudoun Times-Mirror and its website, LoudounTimes.com, is seeking its next editor-in-chief to lead a small, talented and tenacious newsroom based in Leesburg, Virginia. The Times-Mirror is the longest-serving media source in Loudoun County, part of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan statistical area. The newspaper consist- ently earns some of the highest honors in the Virginia Press Association contest, tak- ing home the all-encompassing News Sweepstakes honor in 2019 and Best News Presentation in 2018. The weekly print edition carries a circulation of more than 32,000, while the website saw more than 2.9 million readers in 2020. Job responsibilities -Lead a five-person newsroom to produce impactful, engaging local stories every day for LoudounTimes.com and the weekly Loudoun Times-Mirror print edition. -Monitor and track reporter production and help them in developing both short- and long-term news pieces. Serve as the final set of eyes on all stories before they're pub- lished. -Work to grow readership while maintaining a high level of journalism, ethics and pro- fessionalism. -Write editorials and solicit community feedback (letters to the editor, community views, local columns) with Loudoun County residents. Engage with the local com- munity. -With the help of the community editor, plan and produce a quarterly lifestyle magazine, Loudouner, as well as a biyearly Loudoun Homes special section. Report- ers contribute stories for these publications. -Oversee all of the Times-Mirror's social media accounts, updating them multiple times a day and sending out daily email alerts with the day's leading stories. -Serve as the face of the Times-Mirror newsroom, leading by example and spreading the message of journalism's impact on the local community. Qualifications -A minimum of five years' experience in a fast-paced news environment. Preference may be given to candidates with more experience. -Versed in news writing and AP style. Must hold a core belief in honest, objective re- porting. Strong ethics and understanding of the newspaper's role in the community is essential. -Degree in journalism, media studies, communications or related field. -Editor experience strongly preferred, but robust reporting and general newsroom ex- perience could be a substitute. -Basic familiarity and experience with major social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and three examples of published work to LTMeditor@loudountimes.com.
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