Associate Editor, Western Recorder, Part-Time

Associate Editor, Western Recorder, Part-Time

Associate Editor

Western Recorder

Contact: Todd Deaton, todd.deaton@westernrecorder.org

Posted: March 15, 2014 Expires: April 15, 2014

The Western Recorder is looking for an associate editor who is a capable news reporter and writer, creative page designer, and skilled photographer. Specifically, the experienced journalist must:

 Manage weekly production of the newspaper, including page design and layout;

 Have a solid understanding of news design principles and competence with Adobe InDesign;

 Generate well-written news and feature stories, as assigned;

 Demonstrate ability to take quality photos and edit using Adobe Photoshop;

 Supervise the work of freelance writers and photographers, as needed;

 Select and edit news articles and feature stories, in consultation with the editor;

 Embrace digital media platforms and post content to website and Facebook page;

 Be familiar with Associated Press style and maintain consistent style throughout publication;

 Coordinate the placement and representation of print advertising;

 Supervise the production of special sections, inserts and partnership newspapers;

 Keep abreast of relevant state and national Baptist news;

 Have a reputation for accuracy and fairness in reporting and working well with others under deadline pressure.

Requirements: College degree with minimum of two-year’s experience in writing and editing for print and digital publications, expertise in shooting photos (videos a plus), flexibility to travel statewide on assignments, understanding of Southern Baptist churches and the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

If interested: Send cover letter, resume and links to articles, art and design work to Todd Deaton, executive editor, Western Recorder, at todd.deaton@westernrecorder.org.