Service Journalism Editor
Company: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Posted on: January 9, 2022
SOUTHERN REGIONAL SERVICE JOURNALISM EDITOR
The Service Journalism Editor, based in Columbus or Macon, Ga. or
Biloxi, Miss., leads a regional high-utility and service journalism
reporting team to help local residents navigate their lives as well
as understand the news.
This editor's priority is to help ensure our content is useful and
essential, and that we are meeting our readers' curiosity and
informational needs. The team, driven by audience growth and
loyalty strategies, uses tools such as Google Trends to surface and
answer questions readers are asking at the moment.
The ability to collaborate is also a must, as this editor and team
will work with colleagues across the newsroom and with McClatchy's
news analytics and audience teams to create and evangelize
audience-focused service journalism.The editor will manage a team
of utility reporters based in three newsrooms: the Columbus
Ledger-Enquirer and Macon Telegraph in Georgia, as well as the Sun
Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi.
The person in this role will report to the South Regional
Key tasks include:
- Daily execution of audience-focused utility strategy, fueled by
a team of reporters working across multiple storytelling platforms
in multiple newsrooms.
- Coordinate story assignments, in collaboration with newsroom
editors, informed by local search data, social conversations and
- Develop and execute creative ways to deliver community stories
that matter into the hands of those who need it most.
- Help to build social media campaigns and perform other digital
engagement duties as needed to amplify the content created by the
- Data reporting experience and ability to work with data
visualization tools is a plus
- Editing, reporting, and writing required.
- Candidates must have strong writing, editing and visuals
- Familiar with a variety of storytelling approaches, including
social, alt-form writing, video and audio.
- Experience with identifying audience-focused strategies,
including with Google Trends, headline writing, SEO, social media,
- Dedication to experimentation informed by analytics
- Ability to lead a team with urgency and empathy.
- Strong collaborative instincts and a love of teamwork.
- Excellent news judgment and journalism ethics.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in
- At least 3 years of experience as an editor
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