States Newsroom is seeking an experienced journalist as Editor in Chief for a new New Jersey news outlet featuring hard-hitting reporting on state government, policy, and politics.
The Editor will have committed funding for staffing, website, and overhead expenses. Marketing and editorial support are provided by our headquarters office. Compensation includes a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.
The Editor will be based in Trenton and will hire and oversee three reporters, write commentary, and be an opinion leader in the state. The outlet will provide investigative and in-depth daily reporting as well as commentary and analysis of New Jersey’s most critical challenges.
The Editor will also work with policy experts in New Jersey to feature their content on a dynamic site and build the outlet’s robust social media presence. The Editor will work closely with States Newsroom and network peers in other states to share best practices and build relationships that help refine the outlet’s operations.
The ideal candidate will have extensive reporting and/or editing experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a deep knowledge of New Jersey’s political history and media landscape.
To apply, send resume and at least 3 writing samples or clips to firstname.lastname@example.org.