Restoration NewsMedia is seeking an experienced journalist to serve as editor of The Wake Weekly in Wake Forest and The Butner-Creedmoor News in Creedmoor. Both newspapers are treasured institutions in their communities and publish news continuously online with weekly print editions distributed each Thursday.
The editor will be a player-coach who can set the tone for our newsrooms by pitching in with writing and reporting duties while mentoring reporters and making their work shine. We want someone who has the chops to tackle complex investigative and enterprise stories along with a genuine passion for community news. If you're a good multitasker who can balance long-term projects with daily duties and someone who thrives on deadline pressure, we're interested in talking to you.
In addition to editing reporters' stories, the Wake Weekly and Butner-Creedmoor News editor will work to cultivate stringers and solicit news submissions from government agencies and nonprofits. The editor should be comfortable representing both newspapers in their communities and welcome opportunities to address civic clubs and facilitate panel discussions, candidate forums and other public-interest events.
The successful candidate will be a skilled writer who prizes precision and clarity. Our next editor should have a working knowledge of AP style, open government issues and basic libel and copyright law, along with leadership experience in the news industry. Familiarity with online content management systems, photography and video are a plus. The position is ideal for a senior reporter or midlevel editor looking to take on more responsibility.
The position is based at The Wake Weekly office in downtown Wake Forest, with some regular travel to The Butner-Creedmoor News' office in Creedmoor and occasional remote work as needed. Page design experience isn't necessary, as our media services team handles pagination for both publications.
Restoration NewsMedia is a family-owned news and information company based in Wilson, North Carolina, that publishes five local newspapers and provides consulting, management, page design and website design and hosting services to the media industry. We are an equal-opportunity employer offering competitive compensation and standard benefits including health, dental and vision insurance and a 401(k) retirement plan.