Digital News Editor

Dec 10, 2012
Jan 09, 2013
Carol Nippert
Full Time
The McClatchy Washington Bureau is seeking a senior digital editor to lead online operations, sharpen its digital strategy and work with journalists across the company. Candidate should have a strategic vision, strong digital leadership skills and significant journalistic experience. Responsibilities of the post include moving the bureau's online operation forward, helping create content for digital publishing, enhancing the bureau's website and working with our staff of 40 regional, national and foreign correspondents as well as digital platforms that are part of McClatchy's network in 30 cities nationwide. The bureau has an online staff of three and works closely with web staffs across the company. The bureau's senior digital editor also works closely with the company's digital news director at McClatchy Interactive in Raleigh and McClatchy's editor for tablet publications in Charlotte.

The bureau produces a wide range of stories, from breaking news to major investigative projects. McClatchy is in the midst of a company-wide effort to re-imagine how we communicate news via a series of highly interactive digital products, including a series of new tablet publications and other mobile devises. The Digital News Editor would play a key role the news strategy.

1. Responsibilities:

• Lead McClatchy’s digital story-telling visioning and execution.
• Develop a strategy to profitably increase reader engagement with McClatchy digital products.
• Work with McClatchy editors, reporters and designers and developers to craft the best means of telling news stories via interactive technologies.
• Collaborative leadership role in editorial budget planning.
• Develop video packages, interactive graphics and animations.

2. Qualified candidates will have the following:

• Minimum of 5 years digital editorial design leadership.
• Strong knowledge of the Internet (including content, programming and editorial and the related tools and technologies) required.
• Command of HTML5 and CSS, Final Cut Pro and Adobe InDesign will be valued.

To apply, please send resume and salary requirements to:

Include a cover letter with resume attached. Salary requirements a must and no phone calls please. EOE.