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  • Night Editor

    Job Locations US-CA-Monrovia
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/11/2018 3:12 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-1625
    Time Type
    Full-Time
    Employment Type
    Regular
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    Job_Logo_Southern California News Group

    Overview

    To be considered, please include a cover-letter and writing samples with your resume/application.

     

    Southern California News Group (SCNG), the publisher of 11 Southern California newspapers including The Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, The Press-Enterprise and The (San Bernardino County) Sun, is seeking an experienced journalist to serve as the group’s night editor. This is a critical position in our organization with responsibility for coordinating news content across publications and platforms on deadline, working closely with senior editors and other stakeholders from each property as well as with our design center management team. This is an assistant managing editor-level position but reports to the executive editor. #scng #Mid-Senior level

    Responsibilities

    The night editor is SCNG’s senior assignment editor after hours and on Saturdays, working closely with top editors from our properties, digital producers and design center management to ensure content is properly deployed to all platforms. The night editor also backs up senior editors and city editors on later stories, makes decisions on late-breaking news and coordinates with team leaders on stories in progress or to be assigned the next day.

     

    We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious editor who thrives on news and who is eager to make a difference. Excellent organizational abilities are a must in this role, which requires managing incoming content from a large geography into eleven different websites and print publications.

    Qualifications

    Required skills

    • Five or more years of experience in professional news management roles. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism or related field.
    • Strong news judgment.
    • Excellent editing, writing and reporting skills, including knowledge of AP style.
    • Expertise in working with an editorial CMS.
    • Strong understanding of SEO and how to leverage it to build audience for our content, including headline and caption writing.
    • Strong understanding of social media and knowledge of how to use it to manage breaking news.
    • Ability to create and enhance digital content using tools such as Google maps, ScribbleLive, etc.
    • Basic knowledge of analytics and how to use them in digital decision making.
    • Understanding of fair use, copyright laws and media ethics. Knowledge of social media terms of service.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    To be considered, please include a cover-letter and writing samples with your resume/application.

     

    Southern California News Group (SCNG) publishes eleven (11) daily newspapers and associated websites in four counties: The Orange County Register in Orange County; The Los Angeles Daily News, Daily Breeze, Long Beach Press-Telegram, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News in Los Angeles County; the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The Sun and the Redlands Daily Facts in San Bernardino County; and The Press-Enterprise in Riverside County. We also publish more than 20 community weeklies and four magazines. SCNG's in-depth multi-platform reporting on local news, politics, sports and entertainment reaches 8.1 million adults every week, making it an indispensable source of news and information for Southern California readers. Our mission is to connect communities by providing readers with the area's best local news coverage on any channel or device.


    SCNG is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by state, federal or local law. The company complies with all applicable federal, state and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Learn more about us by visiting us at www.socalnewsgroup.com.

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