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Sep 19, 2013
Sonoma Media Investments, LLC

Managing Editor

The Petaluma Argus-Courier, an award-winning weekly newspaper and division of Sonoma Media Investments, is seeking a Managing Editor to join our team. This position is responsible for managing the newsroom operations at the newspaper which earned consecutive first place awards for General Excellence among all mid-sized weekly newspapers in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, making it a trusted source for comprehensive & insightful local journalism. This position is located in
Petaluma, California.

The Managing Editor will:
Coach news team to produce high quality
newspaper and website.
Research and write 1-3 stories weekly
Edit content and layout opinion pages using
Copyedit and slug news stories.
Track local news and trends; suggest news
stories that appeal to a wide variety of readers.
Post stories to daily.
Coordinate with other staff members to keep
site updated throughout the day with fresh
Assign stories and photos to staff & freelancers.
Develop, maintain and monitor long-range story
list, ensuring coverage of ongoing stories and
planning enterprise stories and series well in
Lead weekly news staff meetings.
Proofread pages.
Participate in staff development and training,
incldg. following safety practices & procedures.
Represent newspaper at community events.
Coordinate with page layout and reporters on
page dummy.
Regularly monitor area news sources for news
story ideas.
Plan and execute production of special sections
as needed.
Approve time cards and invoices, ensuring
newsroom budget is not exceeded.
Take photos as needed.

Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
Minimum of three years' experience with a
community newspaper.
Multimedia skills, including updating a web site,
use of Photoshop, video camera, video editing
and digital camera.
Supervisory/managerial experience.
Spanish language skills a plus

The Petaluma Argus-Courier values the
contribution of all its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive
compensation plan and an array of benefits
including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, and more.

The Petaluma Argus-Courier is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing. All applicants must have valid
California State Driver's License, proof of insurance and reliable transportation.

To be considered for this position, e-mail a cover letter and resume to:

The Petaluma Argus-Courier is an equal opportunity employer

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