Editor in Chief – Bucks County Herald

Editor in Chief – Bucks County Herald

Bucks County Herald

The Bucks County Herald seeks to hire a full-time Editor in Chief to lead its award-winning nonprofit news organization with the largest readership in Bucks County.

The Editor in Chief is the face of the Bucks County Herald and the person who creates, assigns, and oversees content of the Herald. The Editor in Chief sets the moral and social tone of the publications, and hires the writers, reporters needed to produce them.

The Herald is expanding to provide the most coverage of local news for all residents of Bucks County through digital and print platforms. The company is focused on growing digital engagement as well as the distribution footprint of all its printed products. Strong emphasis is placed on engagement of communities in underserved areas of Bucks County and Hunterdon County, N.J.

Founded in 2002, the Herald is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit community news organization. It is owned by the Bucks County Herald Foundation and serves as the community hub for its readers and countless nonprofit organizations, government, businesses, schools, the arts, and culture. The Herald is the largest locally owned and most trusted media organization in Bucks County and surrounding communities.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of all newsroom activities – digital and print.
  • Leading and growing digital and print engagement to cover existing and underserved communities.
  • Active engagement with local business and nonprofit organizations.
  • Attending public facing community activities and events.
  • Meeting with and listening to community members and leaders.
  • Participating in and supporting mission and fundraising activities of the Bucks County Herald Foundation.

 

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 10+ years working as a journalist.
  • 5+ years newsroom management experience.
  • Demonstrated success and use of best practices in the use of digital platforms for news delivery and community engagement.
  • Management of a large team of freelance writers and photographers.
  • In addition, prospective candidates must live in, or be willing to live in Bucks County.

 

The Editor in Chief recognizes that it is a privilege to be the voice of the local community. The Herald and its publications are growing and expanding into underserved areas of Bucks and surrounding counties.

If you are interested in the position, please tell us why, and include your resume, salary requirements and references. Send to Joe Wingert, Publisher at jgwingert@buckscountyherald.com. The Bucks County Herald is an Equal Opportunity Employer.