Job Opening: Assistant Editor/Journalist/Social Media

Job Opening: Assistant Editor/Journalist/Social Media

Two full time positions open immediately:
We’re looking for a full-time assistant editor to help our team with all aspects of our award-winning news coverage, including web, print and social media. Seize the opportunity to learn from top editors while expanding our visual storytelling, bringing digital first skills and attitude.

Must be a prolific, fluent, accurate writer, rewriter and researcher with knowledge of AP style and clean copy. Self-starter who can work independently and collaboratively with strong organizational skills, external and internal customer service skills, high productivity, attention to detail and drive to make our community content the best and most comprehensive in the region.

Unusual opportunity to join a news organization in transition and leave your mark through leadership. Engage and manage social media accounts. Generate local content daily for web, print, social media, email newsletters, including breaking news, entertainment listings, crime reports, business briefs, photo galleries, etc. Ensure each paper is ruthlessly local and the top source of local information. Mine incoming email and internet for news, ideas, events, profile ideas that provide leads to coverage that set us apart. Community engagement: Continuously seeking new sources of local information, encourage and facilitate submissions from community. Curate fascinating local links from reputable sources. Copy editing, fact checking, page design. Collaborate with editors and reporters on content, breaking news, special features and editions and more.

Help us expand our digital reach.

Our offices are in Old Town Alexandria walking distance to the King Street Metro. Free parking. Health insurance at 90 days. Two weeks paid vacation plus additional time off around the holidays. Option to work from home or other location at least one day a week on average.

Send cover letter, resume, three clips or work examples and a several story ideas to Mary Kimm, Publisher and Editor, Local Media Connection/Connection Newspapers at resumes@connectionnewspapers.com. Position available immediately. We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

Local Media Connection LLC
Independent, locally owned publishers of the Connection Newspapers, 15 award-winning newspapers and associated websites, including flagship Alexandria Gazette Packet that dates to 1784. Our news team is lively, collaborative and fun. Among our editors is Kemal Kurspahic, one of the original 50 World Press Freedom Heroes named by the International Press Institute. Journalists who have worked at the Connection Newspapers have gone on to work for top news organizations around the country, including the Washington Post, the Times-Picayune, the Wall Street Journal. Others have leveraged their journalism experience to successful careers on Capitol Hill, lobbying firms, government contractors and nonprofits. www.ConnectionNewspapers.com