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Date posted: 2/13/18

Paraglide Assistant Editor
Fayetteville , North Carolina

The assistant editor will oversee all editorial and production operations for the Paraglide, including supervision of Fayetteville Observer staff. The assistant editor will also assist the staff with writing accurate, well-written stories, taking quality news photographs and be responsible for lay-out and design of the publication and the website. The assistant editor will ensure all deadlines are met to ensure smooth flow of copy for production. The person in this position will also respond to customer contacts in a manner that results in complete customer satisfaction. The assistant editor is the liaison between The Fayetteville Observer and Fort Bragg Public Affairs Office.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Supervise all Fayetteville Observer employees assigned to the Paraglide to include assisting with personnel issues, writing performance reports, reporting department hours worked and approving vacation days.

Make sure all employees have access to training either in-house or external.

Keep track of all articles and photographs to ensure editorial content is ready at time of production.

Using InDesign, design and lay-out editorial content on pages utilizing solid design techniques.

If needed, cover stories to produce articles for publication in the Paraglide. Some assignments may require evening or weekend hours.

Read for clarity, holes in stories, facts, Associated Press style and other issues before submitting a story; include a suggested headline with all stories; run spell check on every story before sending to managing editor.

If needed, take quality journalistic-style photographs to accompany stories or for stand-alone publication.

Maintain and update Paraglide website.

Have a working knowledge of the weekly newspaper computer system.

Listen to and communicate with customers, internal and external, in order to enhance the image, usefulness and demand for the Paraglide while providing extraordinary customer service. Maintain a professional and courteous conduct when dealing with customers.

Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or English is preferred but a combination of education and experience will be considered. Three to five years’ experience with at least two years in a supervisory position in print journalism is ideal. Candidate should have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with desktop publishing packages such as InDesign. Page layout experience and knowledge of various graphic design programs is preferred.


We provide an excellent working environment that recognizes performance and the development of new ideas. Our benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, a matching 401 (k) program, and a generous vacation program.

To apply submit cover letter and resume to

Lynnie Guzman, Advertising Director at


The Fayetteville Observer

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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