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Campbell Publications, publisher of six community newspapers in West Central Illinois, is seeking a Regional Editor to lead editorial staff. If you have a commitment to the goals of community journalism, if you face each new challenge with optimism and the desire to make positive contributions at the local level, this could be the job for you.
We are seeking a well-rounded editor with hands-on experience covering news and features, plus experience managing social media and websites. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of executing projects both in print and online and be comfortable in the role of mentor to stringers and reporters. Qualifications for this job include reporting, copy editing, assigning stories and page layout experience; InDesign proficiency; also, experience with web pages, email news updates, video and Facebook.A high degree of community involvement and direct reader engagement is encouraged.
This position is responsible for the news content of three newspapers and is based in Jerseyville, IL. We serve readers in a territory known for its agriculture, hunting and outdoor recreation. Our communities value strong local schools and include a variety of hometown businesses. We are within easy driving distance of St. Louis, Mo. and Springfield, Ill. If you’re not from this area, we are interested to know why you want to live here; please tell us when you send your resume and cover letter to Julie Boren, publisher, at email@example.com.