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Service Journalism Editor

Company: The McClatchy Company
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, one of the best metro newsrooms in Texas, is looking for a creative, audience-focused editor to lead a team of reporters in the production of high-utility and service journalism that helps residents navigate their lives and understand the news. This editor's priority is to help ensure our content is useful and essential, and that we are meeting our readers' curiosity and informational needs. The team, driven by audience growth and loyalty strategies, uses tools such as Google Trends to surface and answer questions readers are asking at the moment. The ability to collaborate is a must, as this editor and team will work with colleagues across McClatchy's newsrooms and with McClatchy's news analytics and audience teams to create and evangelize audience-focused service journalism. Key tasks include: * Daily execution of audience-focused utility strategy, fueled by a team of reporters working across multiple storytelling platforms. * Coordinate story assignments, in collaboration with newsroom editors, informed by search interest, social conversations and engagement journalism. * Develop and execute creative ways to deliver community stories that matter into the hands of those who need them most. * Help to build social media campaigns, and perform other digital engagement duties as needed to amplify the content created by the high-utility team. * Editing, reporting and writing required. Qualifications: * Candidates must have strong writing, editing and visuals skills. * Familiar with a variety of storytelling approaches, including social, alt-form writing, video and audio. * Experience with identifying audience-focused strategies, including with Google Trends, headline writing, SEO, social media and newsletters. * Dedication to experimentation informed by analytics * Ability to lead a team with urgency and empathy. * Strong collaborative instincts and a love of teamwork. * Excellent news judgment and journalism ethics. Skills needed: * Experience with audience tools such as Google Trends. * Ability to understand audience metrics and the tactics that move them. * Ability to lead an audience-focused team with urgency and empathy. * Passion for the written word as well as video, audio and motion graphics. * A track record of experimenting and iterating, quickly and often. * Strong word editing and organizational skills. * Excellent news judgment and journalism ethics. * Strong collaborative instincts and a love of teamwork. * Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving. Education/experience * Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in journalism preferred. * At least 5 years of experience as an editor preferred. #LI-TH1

Keywords: The McClatchy Company, Fort Worth , Service Journalism Editor, Advertising , Fort Worth, Texas

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