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Content and News
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Connecticut Post
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2000937 Requisition #

RESPONSIBILTIES:

·         Conceptualize and assign stories, guide staffers through the reporting process and edit their work to a high polish, with excellent command of grammar, usage and AP style

·         Move easily between print and digital platforms, making sure that full advantage is taken of digital tools and techniques including video, photo galleries, social media and search engine optimization

·         Ensure that all stories make full use of appropriate graphics and photography, and assist designers in producing pages that not only serve the content but are visually pleasing

·         Understand digital metrics and use them in informing coverage

·         Assume primary responsibility for compiling and maintaining news budgets for publications, assigning stories to pages and working with designers to create a complete and attractive package

·         Work well without direct supervision, especially in editing

·         Represent publications professionally with the general public and at community and civic events

·         Help in the long- and short-term newsroom and story-planning and editing to provide direction in compliance with editorial standards of the newspaper.

·         Work with both the day and night shifts, helping to successfully translate the focus of the day’s news-gathering effort into the finished product.

·         Help develop the talents of young staffers, offering constructive criticism of their work. Coordinate with managers in other newsrooms and non-editorial departments on projects.

·         Work with weekend editor coordinating coverage and assisting on Sunday page lay-outs.  

·         Assist in development of editorial staff

·         Assist in various personnel functions, including hiring, overseeing the annual review process, promotions and vacation schedules, among other things.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

·         College Degree required

·         Demonstrated experience managing newsroom personnel and producing high-quality breaking news and enterprise journalism across print and digital platforms


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