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Assistant Editor
Title:Assistant Editor
Location:NY - Corning
Job Category:News Room / Editorial
Division:GateHouse Media
The Leader is looking for an Assistant Editor to work with entry-level reporters, edit copy, write occasional editorials, help shape the editorial vision of the paper and paginate.


1. Write clear and dramatic stories that require minimal editing and are creative, useful and compelling.
2. Generate enterprise stories with direction to broaden the paper’s scope of coverage.
3. Develop photo and graphic ideas to accompany stories and run by themselves.
4. Edit when asked to ensure publication by deadline.
5. Fill in for Editor as needed.
6. Write editorials that are clear, local and compelling.
7. Paginate when needed to ensure production deadlines are met.
8. Assist editor with clerical/production tasks to ensure production deadlines are met.


1. College degree or equivalent experience; Minimum one year journalism experience.


1. Writing and editing skills: excellent spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax and style.
2. Interviewing skills: thorough preparation, research, persistence and thoroughness.
4. Ability to react quickly to changing situations without direction.
6. Demonstrated knowledge of "ethical and appropriate" coverage.
7. Ability to paginate.
8. Ability to assist other reporters in writing, research and organization.
9. Ability to assist in the management of the newsroom as directed by editor.

To apply:  Send resume and cover letter to: Executive Editor, Shawn Vargo -

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