Editor, Siloam Springs Herald-Leader and Weekly Newspaper Coordinator
Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, LLC seeks an editor committed to local journalism to help lead six weekly publications to new heights.
The position includes editorial direction of two weekly newspapers, The Siloam Springs Herald-Leader and the McDonald Co. (Mo.) Press; direct supervision of two full-time reporters; direct supervision of the editors of the Bella Vista Weekly Vista and the Westside Eagle Observer; and collaboration with the staff of the Pea Ridge Times and Washington County Enterprise-Leader. The successful applicant will also write stories, shoot photos and create digital content for the Herald-Leader; manage a team of correspondents; monitor and update the digital footprints of the various publications; coordinate with our Company’s daily newspaper, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, to share content; and work with our advertising department to coordinate and execute special sections for the weekly newspapers.
The successful applicant will have three years of experience in professional journalism, including supervising reporters; strong writing and copy editing skills; knowledge of AP Style and journalistic standards and practices; the ability to provide their own transportation to and from assignments; and the ability to collaborate and work as part of a team, both in the various newsrooms and across other departments. A college degree in journalism or a similar field is preferred but not required. Photography skills, experience with social media promotion, and experience with audio and video content are a plus. This position reports to the editor of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Fayetteville. This is a safety-sensitive position.
The position is based in Siloam Springs, Ark., a beautiful city of 18,000 located on the western border with Oklahoma in the northern part of the state. Siloam Springs is home to an excellent school system and John Brown University, a well-respected private four-year college. Siloam Springs is part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers-Bentonville Metropolitan Statistical Area, a community of 600,000 people across three counties. Siloam Springs is a 30-minute drive from the University of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Community College, and the headquarters of three Fortune 500 companies — Walmart Inc., Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt Transport. Northwest Arkansas is also home to, among other amenities, Crystal Bridges, a world-class art museum, a minor league baseball team, a network of excellent hiking and biking trails, and a myriad of other popular outdoor attractions and activities.
Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, LLC offers competitive a salary and benefits.
The Company is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age 40 or older, or genetic information, including family medical history or any other legally protected class or status.
Interested applicants may provide a resume and work samples to Lisa Thompson, Managing Editor, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette email@example.com.