States Newsroom is seeking an experienced journalist as Editor in Chief for a new Alaska news outlet featuring hard-hitting reporting and insightful commentary on state government, policy, and politics.
The Editor will hire and oversee three reporters, write commentary, and be an opinion leader in the state. The outlet will provide investigative and in-depth daily reporting as well as commentary and analysis of Alaska’s most critical challenges.
The Editor will also work with policy experts in Alaska to feature their content on a dynamic site and build the outlet’s robust social media presence. The Editor will work closely with States Newsroom and network peers in other states to share best practices and build relationships that help refine the outlet’s operations.
The Editor will have committed funding for staffing, website, and overhead expenses. Marketing and editorial support are provided by our headquarters office. Compensation includes a competitive salary, starting at $90,000, and a generous benefits package.
At States Newsroom, we believe we strengthen our work and improve our insights when we incorporate the perspectives of people who come from different backgrounds and have had different experiences. We are committed to diversity and prioritize equity in all recruiting and hiring.
To apply, send resume and at least 3 writing samples or clips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ideal candidate will have extensive reporting and/or editing experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a deep knowledge of Alaska’s political history and media landscape.
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