Editorial Page Editor
Ballantine Communications, a dynamic and respected family-owned media company headquartered in Durango, Colorado, has an immediate opening for an Editorial Page Editor. This position oversees the Opinion sections for The Durango Herald and The Journal. The successful candidate will have at least seven years of experience in journalism or a related field with specific experience in opinion writing. A bachelor's degree in journalism is highly desired. This person will be responsible for the editorial page's online presence through regular writing and leveraging of social media to engage readers. The responsibilities of the Editorial Page Editor include, but are not limited to: Research and write editorials; Work with colleagues on the Editorial Board to generate topics and establish positions on emerging and ongoing issues; Research and analyze current issues and advocate editorial positions; Maintain in-depth knowledge of relevant policy and political issues at the local, state and national levels, as well as breaking news; Build and maintain relationships with local, state and federal elected and appointed officials; Attend public meeting on key issues; Interview public officials, candidates for public office, policy advocates and community members; Coordinate and facilitate monthly meetings with the public Editorial Advisory Board; Edit and prepare letters to the editor, guest and syndicated columns and editorial cartoons for publication; and Design print edition pages using NAVIGA content management system and Adobe InDesign.
Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for this position, along with recent writing samples.
Ballantine Communications provides comprehensive healthcare benefits, a 401K retirement plan, paid time-off, and competitive compensation commensurate with professional experience.
To apply online, please visit our website: https://ballantinecommunicationsinc.com/careers