Assistant Features Editor – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Assistant Features Editor – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper and winner of the 2022 Society for Features Journalism contest (circulation 90,000 to 199,999), is looking for an ambitious and innovative journalist to join our award-winning Features staff. Top candidates will have an interest in all-things Food & Drink in the Pittsburgh area: restaurants, bars, local food producers, markets and more. We need a savvy digital news editor who’s always looking for new and innovative ways of telling stories and engaging audiences on all platforms. This position requires someone adept at juggling breaking news with longer-term projects and everything in between.

Bonus points if you have handled music, television, film and other Arts & Entertainment stories. While growing the Food section is first and foremost, you’ll also be responsible for editing general Features content, especially breaking news, and assisting our other Features editors.

Regular duties include, but are not limited to: coaching and metoring our talented reporting team; editing and writing stories; producing those stories for the web and posting them at optimal times; using analytics to inform (not lead) coverage decisions; producing a weekly newsletter; promoting content on the PG Food Instagram; and collaborating with both the Food team and other Features staffers.

 

Candidates should:

  • Possess a stellar writing and reporting background
  • Have significant editing experience – dailies, breaking news and interactives
  • Perform effectively on deadline with designers, both for digital and print presentations, to create compelling multimedia packages
  • Be eager to invent and design experiences and innovate new story forms that become regular elements of our coverage
  • Have a proven track record of working with other divisions of the company to promote our coverage and engage new and existing audiences

 

Other Things to Know

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it
  • As an equal opportunity employer, the Post-Gazette is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism
  • 3 to 7 years of experience, preferably on digital platforms
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively manage and mentor staff
  • Display exceptional work ethic, time management, and organization skills

To apply, please email Managing Editor Teresa Lindeman (tlindeman@post-gazette.com).

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