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Date Posted June 10, 2024
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The Republican Herald in Pottsville, PA., seeks an experienced journalist to serve as a City Editor, directing coverage and editing daily and longer-term stories for the newspaper’s website and print editions.
We’re looking for someone who can remain calm and collected — and make smart decisions — in high-stress, deadline situations. Come join our team!

Though most journalists currently work from home, the person hired for this position would be expected to relocate to Pottsville, PA.

What you will do:

  • Coordinate and edit news coverage from Schuylkill County and surrounding communities

  • Organize, edit and assign long-term enterprise and accountability journalism while also directing the reporting team to produce consistent and well-written breaking news and event coverage

  • Contribute to a positive culture of teamwork and collaboration and willingness to experiment with new digital tools and platforms

  • Work closely with editors in adjacent markets on broader and locally compelling regional content

  • Direct reporters through breaking news situations and post accurate stories online quickly


What you will bring:

  • Three to five years of experience as an editor at a daily newspaper or online news outlet

  • A degree in journalism or communication, or equivalent experience

  • Strong editing, writing, organizational and story structure skills

  • Understanding of the imperatives of emerging and existing platforms, including web, mobile and print

  • Experience working with web content-management systems and be well-versed in social media and search-engine optimization

  • Ability to work weekends and holidays on a rotational basis as well as odd hours if necessary or if news requires

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation


Who we are:

The Republican Herald, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, publishes seven days a week, 365 days a year from Pottsville, PA., covering Schuylkill County and portions of Berks and Dauphin counties.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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