Editor

City:  Huntsville, TX
Newspaper: The Huntsville Item
Job Description: The Huntsville Item is seeking an energetic editor for our top newsroom leadership position.  The individual selected will be responsible for producing quality news content for The Huntsville Item, specialty publications and our growing digital platforms.
Apply if you have newsroom management experience, versatile journalism skills (writing, editing, story-telling, design and pagination), print and digital background, and the ability to coach and motivate our newsroom staff to produce content that readers both want and need.  The editor must be self-motivated and community-oriented, connecting with our readers through social media and personal access.
The editor oversees the entire newsroom staff that includes a sports editor, sports reporter, three news reporters, one photographer/paginator and one part-time editorial assistant.  This is a hands-on newsroom position, but the editor is also a key member of the senior management team and has a voice in strategic initiatives undertaken by the company.  The editor needs to be able to communicate clearly and make smart decisions.
Huntsville is the county seat for Walker County and home to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Sam Houston State University.  The city is located an hour northeast of Houston and strategically located on the I-45 corridor between Houston and Dallas.
Contact: Interested candidates should apply torhaldeman@itemonline.com and include a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, references and examples of your journalistic work.
The Huntsville Item is a member of the Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. (CNHI) group, a leading U.S. publisher of local news and information. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer competitive salary, benefits and advancement opportunities.