Managing Editor in Pacific Northwest
The Yakima Herald-Republic has an immediate opening for managing editor, the top position in a 25-person newsroom.
The managing editor has the primary role of fostering a digital-first environment and socialization of content, while improving a print product held in high regard by loyal subscribers and in need of attracting new readers. Local news coverage is our franchise, and explanatory and authoritative reporting is crucial to fulfilling our role as the leading information source in Central Washington. The managing editor reports to the publisher and works closely with an executive team to accomplish company goals of journalistic excellence, business innovation and community leadership.
The 20,000-circulation Herald-Republic is located in a leading agricultural area with a diversified fruit industry, the nation’s largest producer of hops with a corresponding growth in craft breweries, and a growing wine industry that has gained attention worldwide. The Yakima Valley is also immersed in contentious issues involving immigration, politics and natural resources. The Valley’s population is increasingly Latino, and its history is rooted in the American Indian tribes that make up the Yakama Nation. The fabric of the people and their cultures provide rich territory for content.
The Herald-Republic is owned by The Seattle Times, an Equal Opportunity Employer whose small family of newspapers is fiercely independent and values diversity in our workforce. Our low cost of living, true four-season weather and abundant sunshine make Yakima an ideal place to live and work.
Applicants from the Western U.S. are preferred. Job requirements include a reporting background, line editing, track record in digital journalism and experience in managing a daily newspaper’s newsroom as the No. 1 or No. 2 editor.
To apply, submit a résumé and letter explaining why you’re the person we should hire to Human Resources Director Maria Barajas, firstname.lastname@example.org. Put MANAGING EDITOR in the subject line. Or, you may submit your application by snail mail to: Editorial Page Editor, c/o Maria Barajas, Yakima Herald-Republic, P.O. Box 9668, Yakima, WA 98909.