Executive Editor

Missourian Publishing Co.   Washington, MO   Full-time     Publishing
Posted on May 22, 2023

The Missourian, an award-winning, family-owned, twice-a-week community newspaper, is seeking an Executive Editor to lead our news team. This person is charged with managing the day-to-day activities and supervision of the newsroom, overseeing content creation and strategic publishing across multiple platforms and leading a team of editors, freelance writers, photographers and designers. 

Looking for an Executive Editor who can provide leadership, mentoring, and is fluent in state and local news, investigative journalism, public service, and government issues. The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with deep experience in community journalism, who has previous experience managing journalists – someone seeking a step up or a fresh start in a newsroom creating high-impact local journalism with a distinct absence of internal bureaucracy. The best candidates will also have a collaborative spirit and knowledge of total operation, including sales, audience/circulation, and production.  

The Executive Editor collaborates with the Publisher and Managing Editor to plan stories/visuals to ensure deadlines are met, establishing an agile and responsive news organization. This leader of the editorial department should be eager to edit copy, proof pages and help lead a team that won the Gold Cup in the Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest the last two years. 

The Executive Editor is a key member of the Missourian Media Group's leadership team and is one of the visible leaders of the paper and is expected to cultivate positive working relationships within the community, including among local leaders and businesses. 

The perfect candidate will be able to handle all editorial functions in print and online and understand the importance of relationships in the community. This is a great position for someone who wants to work for an independent, family-owned company that embraces community journalism in the heart of Missouri Wine Country. We serve a growing county that values the role of its newspaper.

Washington, where we are headquartered, is known for its exceptional quality of life, ample amenities, excellent health care, diverse shopping and dining opportunities as well as a vibrant arts and culture scene with a lot of outdoor recreation opportunities. 

Minimum 7 years' experience in news reporting and/or editing experience with an appropriate educational background is required. Very competitive pay and benefits package, including 401K savings plan and PTO plan. 

Interested candidates should send their resume, 3-5 recent clips and a cover letter explaining why they are a good fit for this position to Bill Miller at bmillerjr@emissourian.com. No phone calls, please. EOE.

Missourian Publishing Co.

6321 Bluff Rd
Washington , MO