Job Opening: City Editor, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Ca)

The Press Democrat, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting, is seeking a city editor to elevate our digital and print news report. We are a locally owned newspaper that values original ideas, aggressive reporting, authoritative writing and watchdog coverage that leads to change. You will help drive innovation and content in an energetic newsroom that is excited about the opportunities for local journalism in a digital age. Editing experience is desired, but we are willing to consider an outstanding reporter who has a distinguished body of enterprise work and wants to make the leap into newsroom management.

You must demonstrate the vision, judgment and skills that produce superior content across all platforms our audience uses to engage with our journalism. You will be expected to:

  • Identify and deliver content for our various digital and print platforms.
  • Coach a team of reporters to produce daily stories, online posts, videos and social media engagement while creating high-impact enterprise.
  • Edit content on deadline for accuracy, clarity, style and impact.
  • Publish and promote content on our website and social media channels in ways that engage and expand our audience.
  • Collaborate with other members of the newsroom management team to meet shared goals.
  • Uphold standards for quality and productivity.
  • Lead staff to explore and adopt new ways of creating and delivering content to our audience.

Strong social media skills are essential. Data analysis and multimedia production skills are a plus. This position will involve night and weekend work. It is based in Santa Rosa, Calif., located an hour north of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma County’s renowned Wine Country, where vineyards give way to redwood forests and a scenic coast. The region, home to 650,000 people, is an international destination for tourists and produces some of the best food, wine and beer on the planet. Two colleges, along with thriving tech, farm and government sectors make this region of diverse communities a beautiful place to live and a dynamic place to pursue quality journalism.

We offer an opportunity to grow your career at our award-winning family of publications, with chances to contribute to our daily newspaper, website and regional magazine. All have been recognized as among the best in their respective categories, one of the reasons our news products enjoy some of the highest readership rates in California.

The Press Democrat values the contribution of its employees and offers a competitive compensation plan. We also offer an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, accident insurance and paid time off.
Additionally, we are committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing.

To apply, please include a resume, a letter describing how you would elevate our local news report and up to six samples of superior work that you have created or directly enhanced to hr@pressdemocrat.com and put “City Editor” in the subject line

The Press Democrat is an Equal Opportunity Employer