Seeking community editor
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s leading news organization, is looking for a savvy community editor to lead our sister papers in neighboring Nye County -- The Pahrump Valley Times and the Tonopah Times-Bonanza & Goldfield News.
The editor must be able to work independently, think quickly and keep a small, sharp team of reporters and other editorial staff on schedule for these award-winning publications in southwestern Nevada. The editor will lead a team of multiple reporters and freelancers for the two publications.
We’re looking for a high-energy, detail-oriented, organized and motivated community editor. The ideal candidate is someone who can engage readers, knows how to find and write interesting stories and understands the importance of community journalism. Photography skills and familiarity with online and social media tools are critical.
We need a strong communicator who can mentor and motivate reporters, fine-tune copy and function as part of a team.
--Direct the work of reporters covering Nye County;
--Assign and edit content for online and print;
--Report and write about news events as necessary;
--Communicate/collaborate with editors at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
--Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or related field;
--Three years of reporting/editing experience;
-- Ability to meet deadlines and to shoot video and photography in a field environment;
-- Experience using InDesign or other layout software.
--Ability to multitask, and to work quickly and efficiently on deadline;
--Experience with online publishing, social media and video;
Pahrump is the largest unincorporated town in Nye County, the largest county by area in Nevada and third largest by area in the U.S.. It’s located about 60 miles west of Las Vegas and about 50 miles east of Death Valley National Park. Among its notable past or present residents are Art Bell, an author and radio personality best remembered for his paranormal-based radio show, “Coast to Coast AM;” Heidi Fleiss, also known as the “Hollywood Madam;” and Dennis Hof, a former brothel owner elected to the state legislature after his death.
The Pahrump Valley Times, which publishes twice weekly, is the area’s dominant news source and the winner of multiple journalism awards. The team at the Pahrump Valley Times and its sister publication, the weekly Tonopah Times-Bonanza & Goldfield News, claimed top honors in several categories at the Nevada Press Association Awards this year, including first place for Investigative Story, Breaking News and Community Service. In addition, the Pahrump Valley Times won first place for General Online Excellence.
The Pahrump Valley Times is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screening is mandatory and all employees must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Please send a resume, cover letter and samples of your best work to Peter Johnson, deputy managing editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,
Location/Region: Pahrump, NV