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Western National Editor

Job ID: 6164
Job Views: 365
Location: , United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 09.09.2021

Job Description

States Newsroom is seeking a Western National Editor to help oversee the editorial tone and content of a group of hard-hitting award-winning state news organizations based in western states to ensure quality and consistency. If you have experience as an editor, are knowledgeable and passionate about issues unique to the western US, and you’ve always wanted to support state capital coverage in multiple states, this is the job for you.

As Western National Editor, you will work closely with States Newsroom’s management and editorial team to maintain editorial standards, coverage consistency, and commentary breadth at affiliated outlets. You will supervise and support state editors in their work as team leaders and mentors to their reporters. You will provide direct editorial and editing support to state outlets as needed and work closely with other national editors to improve and sustain the States Newsroom network. 

The Western National Editor will meet virtually with western state editors in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Oregon each week (at least). You will also participate in regular in-person meetings of all States Newsroom editors, usually in Washington, DC, and more infrequent gatherings of the national editorial team and regional staff. Some travel to state outlets and our offices in Washington D.C. and Chapel Hill, NC will also be required. 

States Newsroom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. States Newsroom’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

This full-time staff position can be based in the west or elsewhere if you are willing to work a schedule that corresponds with the workday in Mountain and Pacific time zones. States Newsroom’s minimum salary for a national editor is $90,000, and we offer a very generous benefits package. To apply, please send resume and links to jobs<at>

Job Requirements

​This position requires a college degree, extensive reporting and editing experience, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for the proven ability to manage newsrooms and complex reporting projects. Flexibility, a love for news, and an entrepreneurial spirit are essential qualities.

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