Lincoln Journal Star Managing Production Editor in Carbondale, Illinois


Position at The Southern Illinoisan

The Southern Illinoisan is seeking a Managing Production Editor to help oversee the production of the newspaper on a daily basis.

This editor would oversee the night copy desk, as well being a liaison from our newsroom to the Regional Design Center. In addition, the editor would also help coach the reporters, edit and assign stories, and assist the Managing Digital Editor with planning stories and projects for print and online.

The Southern is the leading news provider in print and online in our region. If you have what it takes, this is your chance to join a newsroom with an enduring tradition of journalistic excellence and an unwavering commitment to the future.

*Qualifications: *This position requires excellent news judgment and organizational skills. We want someone with a strong sense of urgency, as well as depth, fairness, and sophistication in developing news coverage.

At the same time, this person must be able understand the need to change the plan when breaking news happens, and be unflappable under pressure. This person must have strong planning and editing skills. Plus, the candidate needs to know how to be a collaborative coach who instinctively understands how to help talented personnel perform their best work.

*Candidates also must have: *

  • Newsroom experience with an the ability to communicate and to impart editing and production on multiple platforms;
  • The ability to work effectively with colleagues in other departments;
  • Creativity to encourage and develop a variety of new technologies, stories and presentation ideas.

With their application, candidates also should submit a resume, a letter describing how they would approach the job and five samples of work.

As part of Lee Enterprises, The Southern Illinoisan offers excellent earnings potential and a full benefits package, along with a professional and comfortable work environment focused on growth opportunities for employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. All applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background/ check prior to commencing employment.