Posted On: March 23, 2012
Media Organization: newsday.com
One of the nation's leading newspaper websites, located in the New York metropolitan area.
newsday.com is looking for a Deputy Editor to help set the day-to-day editorial direction and oversee the planning of news, database, mobile and social media projects at one of the nation's leading newspaper websites, located in the New York metropolitan area.
This is a position that requires significant newsroom management experience, preferably in a major news market.
Our ideal candidate is:
* Thoughtful, energetic and creative, with a commitment to journalism and an interest in shaping new ways to better serve newsday.com’s users;
* Able to demonstrate strong news judgment, write sharp headlines and perform copy-editing;
* Organized and calm under pressure and able to direct a team of news managers on day-to-day, special projects and breaking news coverage;
* A proven user of Web metrics who is plugged into the latest research about online news, databases and website design, with a track record of increasing traffic and/or user engagement;
* Skilled at juggling a variety of daily tasks, with project management and strategic planning experience;
* Knowledgeable about the role social media and mobile play in expanding a website’s reach;
* Comfortable taking a leading role in news meetings and working with senior print editors;
* Experienced at training and mentoring employees;
* Familiar with Long Island and/or interested in focusing on Long Island news.
Experience and qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree and at least five years’ newsroom Web publishing experience;
* HTML and photo editing skills and experience working with video; knowledge of CSS, mySQL and Flash a plus;
* Flexibility to work various shifts, including into the evening;
* Reliable transportation to and from Newsday’s suburban Melville office.
If you are interested in applying for this position, e-mail your resume to email@example.com. Include in the subject line: Deputy Editor. Newsday Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.