Assistant News Editor

City:  Ardmore
Newspaper:  The Ardmoreite
Salary Range:  $25,000-$28,000
Job Description/Requirements:  We're looking for a news junkie with a solid writing background (including knowing how to spell) and page design skills. The assistant news editor slot is a full-time, entry-level, salaried management position whose main responsibility is copy editing, news selection and page design, as well as assigning newsroom stories. This position has some variation in hours depending on work flow. A normal work week would be approximately Tues. through Thurs. 3 to 11:30 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 2:30 to 11:30. This time frame includes a half-hour lunch break.
The ideal candidate has at least three-years of newsroom experience, advanced skills in In Design and Photo Shop and an understanding of great customer service and time management. If you can eliminate copy issues, select news items that attract readers, build and move attractive pages on deadline, work well with people and manage your time in a constructive manner you're our dream candidate. Web experience is just icing on the cake.
The Ardmoreite staff is committed to being the local news source for southern Oklahoma. We value our employees and our benefits package reflects that attitude. We offer paid time off, a 401k plan and options for health,dental and life insurance.
Contact Information: Please send story clips, examples of page design, letter of application and resume to Kim Benedict, Publisher, The Ardmoreite, 117 W. Broadway, Ardmore, OK 73401 or email to kim.benedict@ardmoreite.com, copy to marsha.miller@ardmoreite.com and put ANE in the subject line.