Lincoln Journal Star Managing Editor in Casper, Wyoming
Position at Casper Star-Tribune
The Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s statewide newspaper and leading media organization, is seeking a managing editor with high standards, strong organization skills and a talent for mentoring young journalists.
The Star-Tribune is Wyoming’s reigning daily newspaper of the year, and we pride ourselves on punching well above our weight. We’re looking for someone to oversee our staff of reporters and also help plan daily coverage and long-term projects. You’ll be responsible for preparing our daily news budget, editing copy and working with our digital team to break news and promote stories.
We put a premium on mentoring and development, so we’re looking for an editor who does more than line edit. We want someone enthusiastic about brainstorming ideas with reporters and working with them to make their copy shine. A passion for narrative and investigative stories is a must. You’ll need strong editing and time management skills as well as the demonstrated abilities to meet a variety of deadlines, work well under pressure and collaborate with others in the newsroom. We’re looking for someone with critical thinking skills, good news judgment and a strong grasp of grammar and AP style.
A bachelor’s degree with some newsroom leadership experience is required. You’ll join a newsroom that emphasizes enterprise stories and projects – we’re hardworking but know how to have fun. We also pride ourselves on collaboration within the newsroom, which means working closely with each team, from our photographers to the sports desk.
Outside the newsroom, Wyoming offers endless outdoor opportunities. We’re at the base of a beautiful mountain range where you can hike in the summer and ski in the winter. Camping and world-class fishing spots are just a short drive out of town. Casper boasts a small-town feel with big city offerings of restaurants, shopping and the arts.
The Casper Star-Tribune is a Lee Enterprises news organization. We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and vacation. We are an equal opportunity employer. You can see our website at www.trib.com and learn more about our company at www.lee.net.
If this sounds like the job for you, upload a resume and a cover letter explaining why you’re the best candidate at www.trib.com/workhere. Please include work samples.