O’Rourke Media Group is recruiting for an Editor/Reporter to lead our newsroom in Vermont.
This is a great opportunity to join a family-owned, community-focused media company that is investing in newsrooms, content development, and technology.
The ideal candidate is a strong writer and editor who can not only put together a great daily news report but who understands how to build and grow a digital audience. We need an outgoing, personable editor who can develop relationships with readers and key stakeholders in the community, listen to their feedback, and take action. You should have the core journalism skills that newsrooms need today but you also have to be a champion for digital and making our website a daily destination for engaging with our readers. This is not a desk and editing job.
O’Rourke Media Group Vermont publishes the Saint Alban’s Messenger, a 2X/week paid print publication, and has vibrant, growing websites: www.samessenger.com, www.miltonindependent.com, www.essexreporter.com, and www.colchestersun.com. We’re launching two more websites in Williston and South Burlington this summer.
Saint Albans in Franklin County is a thriving community that is steadily growing in population and economic business development. There’s a great sense of community, affordable, safe living, and lots of outdoor activity — boating, lakes, hiking, skiing, and much more. Saint Alban’s is just a 35-minute drive to Burlington and a few hours south of Montreal. What a wonderful place to call home!
About the Company
O’Rourke Media Group is a family-owned, community-focused media company that was launched from ground zero in October 2018. We acquire hyper-local, print, and digital community newspapers and apply our strategic playbook that results in digital transformation and a thriving, growing media business.
For immediate consideration, please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.