Managing Editor – Northside Chronicle

Managing Editor – Northside Chronicle

 

The Northside Chronicle is the free hyper-local monthly print newspaper of Pittsburgh’s historic Northside community. 2020 marked its 35th anniversary.

The Managing Editor oversees the day-to-day operations of NSC as they relate to the newspaper’s editorial and online content and print and web editions. Duties include but are not limited to: reporting and writing stories and content for the monthly edition of the newspaper, weekly e-newsletter, and website; coordinating intern, volunteer, and freelance writer recruitment and submissions; managing web content and weekly e-newsletter distribution; layout and editing of the monthly print edition, and delivery of the print edition each month.

A degree in journalism is preferred; applicants with a communications degree will be considered. Must have experience reporting for a college or local newspaper. Managerial experience is preferred. Experience with Adobe InDesign required; knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and AP Style preferred. Must have your own vehicle.

Salaried position. Excellent benefits package including health care, 401(k), vacation, and sick days.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, three published clips, a resume, and references to editor@thenorthsidechronicle.com with “Managing Editor” in the subject line. Serious inquiries only. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 10 by EOD.

See below for the full job description.

 

Function:

The Managing Editor oversees the day-to-day operations of the paper as they relate to NSC’s editorial and online content and print and web editions. Duties include but are not limited to: reporting and writing stories and content for the monthly edition of the newspaper, weekly e-newsletter, and website; coordinating intern, volunteer, and freelance writer recruitment and submissions; managing web content and weekly e-newsletter distribution; layout and editing of the monthly print edition, and delivery of the print edition each month.

 

Primary responsibilities:

Editorial Management

  • Plan stories and have the ultimate decision on editorial content
  • Manage recruitment of interns and contributors
  • Coordinate and assign stories to contributing writers and interns
  • Receive and edit submitted editorial copy
  • Assist in planning for and implementation of special newspaper editions
  • Produce and manage NSC social media content
  • Manage the newspaper’s web presence by updating thenorthsidechronicle.com and putting together the weekly e-newsletter in Mailchimp
  • Design the newspaper and lay out editorial copy for each issue
  • Ensure timely publication of the paper by coordinating with its printer

Reporting

  • Produce stories for the print and online editions
  • Find and maintain community and city sources
  • Develop new story ideas and research their viability
  • Follow up on previously reported stories

Business Management

  • Manage recordkeeping of important documents
  • Update the newspaper’s business plan as necessary
  • Design and implement new products and software as necessary
  • Complete annual CDBG grant submission
  • Manage paid subscription mailings
  • Schedule published content through social media platforms
  • Deliver the newspaper to its monthly drop-off points

Community Role

  • Act as a representative to the community on behalf of the newspaper
  • Attend community events or meetings as necessary for reporting or general outreach purposes
  • Ensure that vision and mission of the paper are carried out