This in-the-trenches AME plays a critical role in upholding our high standards for ethical, accurate, enterprising journalism. The AME, working for the managing editor and closely with assignment editors, is responsible for developing the best possible daily and weekend reports for rep-am.com and print editions. Among this newsroom leader’s responsibilities:
— Monitoring and keeping rep-am.com updated, fresh and engaging
— Working directly with editors and reporters on developing enterprising stories both for the daily and weekend editions. This includes brainstorming ideas, assigning stories, content and line editing, and working with layout editors as they design and produce packages or special pages.
— Working regularly and closely with the company’s webmaster to address concerns and develop new features
— Coordinating special reports and projects, and overseeing coverage of newsroom-wide reporting such as Election Night
— Leading weekly story planners and weekend meetings; tracking story ideas and keeping tabs on their progress
— Contributing daily to social media efforts
— Supporting the editor’s and managing editor’s goals and expectations for the news staff and the stories we publish
Job requirements include experience as a bureau chief or assignment editor; knowledge and a track record of working with online journalism, including video editing, website management and social media; the ability to problem solve and multi-task in a challenging deadline environment; and a passion for and belief in quality journalism that engages, educates and informs. Reporting experience preferred. Send resume, cover letter, clips to AME/Local News, firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.