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Managing Editor

Opelika, AL | Full Time

Job Description

The Opelika Auburn News, a Lee Enterprises company, is seeking a Managing Editor to lead its experienced staff as it provides excellent coverage of the community on digital and print platforms. This managing editor must be forward-thinking and innovative, with a focus on growing our audience through a variety of storytelling methods.   The managing editor will assign and edit content; oversee reporters and editors, and ensure that all content meets our rigorous standards. A candidate must embrace urgency and a web-first strategy, including breaking news and video. This editor should use data to drive newsroom decisions regarding content and staffing. Overall, our managing editor should focus on news that informs, engages, educates, enlightens and attracts new audiences. The successful candidate must be a professional journalist with at least five years of daily newspaper experience and a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience.

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