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The Denver Post

5990 Washington Street
Denver Colorado United States 80216

Web: http://www.denverpost.com

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Senior Politics Editor


Job ID: 3701
Job Views: 678
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Newspapers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary:
Posted: 11.06.2020

Job Description

The Denver Post, Colorado’s No. 1 source of news, is seeking a seasoned editor to lead its political/government news coverage.

We are looking for an editor to lead a talented team of experienced journalists, coaching them to write with urgency, depth and authority. We value enterprise and watchdog journalism and – given our highly competitive market – want to be the first to break news important to our readers.

A successful candidate will understand the need to put our readers at the center of all decision making. The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp of both print and digital journalism, including a willingness to use audience data as a component in editorial choices. We want you to help guide big ideas, hone a lead, and ask tough questions. Our editors engage with reporters in lively discussions about coverage so we are looking for a person comfortable in that atmosphere. You will be part of a team that supports and pitches in as needed. We’re looking for an editor who cares that the newsroom as a whole succeeds and will work to that end.


Job Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Newsroom leadership experience, including managing reporters, ensuring they put forward their best work.
  • Strong news judgment.
  • Reporting, writing and editing skills, including knowledge of AP style.
  • Strong digital headline writing skills. 
  • WordPress publishing skills. 
  • Understanding of SEO and how to leverage it to build an audience for our content.
  • Understanding of social media and how groups of interest congregate and share information online. Active participation in those groups.
  • Knowledge of and ability to assign digital storytelling methods including various tools and creativity to figure out unique and exclusive ways to tell stories.
  • Knowledge of analytics and how to use them in decision making.
  • Understanding of fair use, copyright laws and media ethics. Knowledge of social media terms of service. 

Qualifications

  • Degree in journalism, communication or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of editorial experience, at least five of it as an editor handling both daily and long-term copy.
  • A full understanding of AP style and libel law are a must.
  • A passion for identifying, training, coaching and elevating talented journalists.
  • Expert knowledge of AP style and grammar.
  • Weekend and night work is required.

Include in your application:

  • A cover letter outlining why you are interested in this position and how you would approach it. 
  • A resume that includes links to five of your most recent pieces of work or a link to your personal portfolio website. .  
  • If you are unable to upload a cover letter and work samples, please send to: newsjobs@denverpost.com

 



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