Posted: 7/10/23
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Managing Editor

The Mountaineer
Waynesville, NC

The Mountaineer, a twice-weekly publication in Waynesville, North Carolina, has an immediate opening for a full-time managing editor who can direct our editorial coverage. The perfect candidate will be able to handle all editorial functions in print and online and understand the importance of relationships in the community. This is a great position for someone who wants to work for an independent, family-owned company that values community journalism.

This is not a desk job as our managing editor is a primary news writer. We want local names and faces to fill each publication. We’re looking for someone who can cover a city council or school board meeting one night, then be able to write a great feature the next day.

A successful candidate will have experience in newsroom management and a proven track record of inspiring journalists to create high caliber watchdog and breaking news reporting. This editor will set newsroom strategy for digital growth and community outreach.

Are you the person to take The Mountaineer to the next level? Then we want to talk! Enjoy a great environment in the heart of the Great Smokey Mountains. The Mountaineer is an independent and family-owned company that values its employees and rewards staff for their excellent work. Working for us means focusing on the job at hand, and not having to endure corporate layers or be bogged down by meaningless reports. We offer great pay and benefits and a work-life balance that allows employees to succeed.

This full-time position includes a competitive salary and benefits. Previous experience leading a newsroom and a degree in Journalism required. Send resume, samples of your work and references to Publisher Jonathan Key at

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