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  Job posted:   Tue Mar 13, 2018
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Managing Editor
### Description
*Position at Columbus Telegram*
The Columbus Telegram in Columbus, NE seeks a proven leader to direct and oversee our newsroom operations, which produce our daily publication (5 days a week) and two weekly publications (David City Banner-Press and Schuyler Sun). The managing editor will play a vital role on the Telegram's management team which determines short and long-term strategy and implements the tactics necessary to grow the enterprise.
As Managing Editor you will utilize your knowledge, experience and ability to implement innovative ideas that will lead directly to growth of our print and digital audience.
The successful applicant understands community journalism and how to coach, mentor and develop an enthusiastic and energetic staff to create consistently compelling story-telling, eye-popping photography and design. Strong reporting, copy editing and design knowledge are expected in addition to a hearty multi-media skillset. Columbus is a community of 22,000 people within an hour and half drive of Nebraska's two largest cities.
The Telegram will offer competitive pay and a full benefits package, along with a professional work environment focused on growth opportunities for employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. All applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and a background/DMV check prior to commencing employment.
Responsibilities will include:
* Leading newsroom projects and initiatives
* Project management and creation of new products in an effort to grow audience
* Hire, train and appraise performance for news editors, reporters and assistants
* Coach reporters and editors in one-on-one consultations
* Monitor and track performance of team through standards of performance
* Contribute to annual budgeting process for both revenue and expenses
* A background in newsroom management with the ability to bring innovative solutions to help us grow audience
* Proven record of solid writing and editing
* Great work ethic and a positive attitude
* Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
* Proficiency with MS-Office
* Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
As part of Lee Enterprises, The Columbus Telegram offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package along with growth opportunities for employees.
To learn more about our company or apply, please log on to Please include a cover letter, resume and 2-3 work samples.
We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background/mvr check prior to commencing employment. EOE

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