Monday, January 11, 2016

A few good men

Jody Lawrenence has found a better job

The Reidsville Review is looking for a few good men.

Managing Editor
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Job Description
BH Media Group has a full-time opening for a Managing Editor – Rockingham County Newspapers. The Managing Editor is responsible for all news and editorial content in The Reidsville Review, Eden Daily News, The Madison Messenger and the Rockingham Now web site. S/he oversees news and sports reporting staff, works with the News & Record executive editor and with editors in the off-site universal desk where page production is done to achieve desired results.
• Assigns local news stories and photos, works with reporters to define newsworthy topics, refine ideas through reporting process. This includes looking for opportunities to enhance reader experiences through convergence opportunities, pushing for creativity in ideas/execution.
• Coaches and develops reporters, including fundamental reporting/writing skill enhancement as necessary. Gives constant feedback and looks for training opportunities for staff. Responsible for performance development reviews for all reporters.
• Edits copy for content, completeness, fairness, grammar and style and works with reporters to resolve problems, on deadline if need be. Understands and spots potential libel, privacy, fairness issues, knows how to resolve.
• Plans daily and weekend papers, makes sure we are covering appropriate timely topics and have local centerpiece candidates each day and enterprise stories for Sunday use, especially. Works with universal desk editors.
• Maintains a robust digital report by leading staff to update web site in a timely manner.
Required Skills
Relevant Bachelor’s degree required. Demonstrated ability to identify newsworthy topics, edit copy, and ability to work with reporters. Must possess strong interpersonal skills, creativity, excellent time management skills, and the ability to meet deadlines
Required Experience
 Minimum of 3 years reporting and editing experience.
Job Location
Reidsville, North Carolina, United States
Position Type
BH Media Group Holdings, Inc. (formerly World Media Enterprises/Midlands Newspapers)

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