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Deputy Editor- Education

Newsday Media Group, Melville, NY - Corporate Center Drive

Summary of Position

The Deputy Editor-Education is responsible for the development and planning of coverage on all Newsday platforms, including NewsdayTV. The deputy editor directs coverage by supervising reporters, working across departmental lines, coordinating coverage with Newsday’s online platforms and monitoring staff activity. The candidate also is responsible for mentoring, training, motivating and evaluating team members to provide the highest quality, most relevant content to Newsday consumers and the community across all platforms. This position also works on the Breaking News Desk on Fridays and Saturdays.

Essential Duties & Functions

  • Prepare packs for daily news meetings.
  • Participate in news meetings.
  • Plan and direct daily- and long-term coverage of stories.
  • Edit daily digital and Page 1 or top news stories/packages.
  • Work with other editorial departments to coordinate coverage and placement of stories in the paper and online.
  • Supervise and provide performance feedback.
  • Assist with administrative and managerial duties.
  • Understand and promulgate goals of the department and company.
  • Participate in recruitment and hiring for the Education team.
  • Set daily staffing requirements.
  • Interact with various departments, including news executives, online editors, layout and copy editing, etc.
  • Help develop and oversee multimedia projects for online (alternative storytelling, social media, etc.).

Essential Job Knowledge & Skills

  • At least five years’ newsroom management experience or related experience.
  • Editing, reporting, multimedia and supervising a journalism team at a medium- to large-sized media outlet.
  • Experience in local news coverage.
  • Strong management and journalism skills.
  • Proven, sound news judgment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of journalism ethics.
  • Understanding of the ever-evolving news media industry.
  • Be up on multimedia trends, especially alternative storytelling and social media.
  • Knowledge of Long Island preferred.
  • Be able to work a hybrid schedule (3 in-office days, 2 remote).
  • This is a Tuesday-Saturday position, with shifts on Breaking News on Friday (noon-8 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m. start).


  • The annual salary for this position is $115,000, commensurate with experience. 

Physical Requirements

  • Employees are generally required to work in the office and/or out in the field a minimum of three (3) days per week.

Newsday Media Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and incumbents are selected, placed, trained, compensated and promoted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or disability or other classifications protected by applicable law.  In addition, Newsday Media Group provides a reasonable accommodation for applicants/incumbents with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation.

About Newsday Media Group

Newsday Media Group (NMG) is one of the nation’s most dynamic media organizations, serving Long Island and New York City through its portfolio of mobile and digital products, print publications and live events. With 19 Pulitzer Prizes and other esteemed awards for outstanding journalism, our mission and vision is to engage consumers and businesses by connecting them to the communities in which they live, work and play.

NMG properties include the award-winning Newsday, Newsday.com; amNewYork, New York City’s most widely circulated free daily paper along with its mobile app and amNY.com; Newsday Connect, the digital solutions company serving Long Island business owners; and Newsday Local Publishing, one of the Northeast's largest groups of weekly shopper publications.

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