Website Editor – LancasterOnline

Website Editor – LancasterOnline

 

The website editor, under the Digital Team Leader, is the gatekeeper for information presented to LancasterOnline’s digital audience and plays a key part in the newsroom’s goal to increase digital subscriptions and offer valuable content to retain our readership. Responsibilities include site layout, headline writing, SEO, story editing, aggregation and content generation. The website editor has a hand in every part of the digital publication process, from working with the reporters to break news (including writing shell posts for breaking news stories on site), identifying video and photo opportunities, exercising solid news judgment on headlines and story placement and in deployment of stories in push alerts, newsletters and social media. The producer looks for unique, digital-only content opportunities, including repackaging current and previous content, and scours the wire and competing news organizations for news relevant, important and interesting for a predominantly Lancaster County audience. The producer must also maintain clear, consistent communication with the digital team, the copy desk, reporters and editors.

In addition to the essential functions listed above, the employee is expected to exercise honesty, integrity and respect with all clients and co-workers, preserve confidentially of all business information and data, maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, demonstrate a positive attitude, communicate effectively with co-workers and clients, work with accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail, respect the work environment and keep it as environmentally friendly as possible, and exercise initiative to learn new skills and tasks and to help co-workers when possible. Reliable attendance and punctuality are also required. The employee is also expected to perform other related duties, special projects and functions as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, mass communications or related field is required, with a proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems, producing digital and print content, preferred.
  • May be required to meet AP writing style, depending on the publication.
  • Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure.
  • Team player who enjoys a fast-paced work environment.

 

Work environment/equipment:

  • Required to use a computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse for extended periods of time.
  • Proficient use of PC, laptop, smartphone, tablet, photo/video equipment
  • Ability to work nights or weekends

 

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