News Editor

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette   Fayetteville, AR   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 25, 2024

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is searching for a steadfast individual to take up the role of News Editor. This position offers a unique opportunity to lead our team of page designers/copy editors in crafting compelling content for our daily and weekly newspapers. We are looking for a seasoned newsroom leader with a proven track record of success.

The ideal candidate for this pivotal role will bring extensive experience in daily newspaper operations and newsroom management. They will play a crucial role in overseeing the desk, ensuring the production of high-quality content with captivating design and engaging headlines while adhering to deadlines. Additionally, the role entails various other responsibilities as assigned.

The News Editor must exhibit strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the confidence to make timely decisions. Effective communication skills and the flexibility to adapt to breaking news situations are essential. Exceptional internal and external customer service capabilities are a must. Proficiency in the Associated Press style is required, as is proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator is a plus.

This position, based in our Fayetteville office, entails nighttime hours with some weekend shifts. We invite qualified candidates to explore the benefits of living in Northwest Arkansas, which has been consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. for eight consecutive years.

We take pride in offering a comprehensive benefits package to enhance your personal and professional life. Enjoy perks like paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, personal days, and parental leave. Take charge of your well-being with our extensive health, dental, vision, and other insurance coverage. Plan for your future with long-term disability and retirement plans, and access additional support through our Employee Assistance Program when needed.

This is a safety-sensitive position. Candidates must pass drug screening and background checks and have a satisfactory driving record.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette takes pride in being an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other legally protected class or status.

If you believe this could be the job for you, send resume, design, and editing samples to Lisa Thompson lthompson@nwaonline.com.