Richmond Times-Dispatch: Associate Opinions Editor

  • Full Time
  • Richmond, VA
  • Posted 03/08/2019

Opportunity Description

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is seeking an Associate Opinions Editor to join our Editorial Team.

JOB SUMMARY:

Write editorials and produce compelling Op-Ed pages that combine staff opinion
columns with external contributions, including syndicated material as needed.
Help maintain strong social media presence. Collaborate with artists to produce
visually appealing pages.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Work with the Opinions Editor on overall opinions page policy and on specific editorial
topics.

Write editorials.

Coordinate Op-Ed’s integration with multimedia efforts; exploit technological
changes to improve daily product.

Achieve audience growth, as measured through circulation, readership and be in the
top half of our peer group. Establish Op-Ed pages as a reason to buy and
read the RTD

Contribute to productive atmosphere benefitting everyone.

Work closely with staff artists in design and redesign.

In addition to producing daily Op-Eds, contribute via proofreading to daily opinion
pages; participate in interviews and group discussions with community
leaders and newsmakers.

Edit material written by the editorial writers.

Proofread pages.

Assist in selecting locally written Op-Eds and syndicated columnists.

Organize special projects on the Op-Ed page.

Receive comments and complaints from the public about the opinion side of the
newspaper.

On-site, regular and reliable attendance is required. Safely drive to and from various
locations.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of journalism principles,
ethical standards and techniques.

Proficient in social media.

Ability to follow all Company policies
and procedures including but not limited to attendance standards.

Drivers license

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Degree in journalism or equivalent degree.

At least five years experience in journalism.

Company/Organization

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Contact

Kevena Claudy