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Austin 360 Editor
Summary
Title:Austin 360 Editor
ID:300510
Location:TX - Austin
Job Category:News Room / Editorial
Division:GateHouse Media
Description
Austin360 Editor

Summary
The Austin360 Editor will work with the Features Department Head to lead an award-winning team in
covering entertainment and lifestyle topics in the booming, vibrant, sometimes complicated city of
Austin. The Austin360 Editor must possess strong news judgment and editing and writing skills, a
creative approach to storytelling across digital and print platforms, and the proven ability to work
efficiently in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment. The right candidate will be someone who
enjoys exploring culture and telling good, interesting, different stories from Austin and Central Texas, as
well as responding to trending, fun or viral stories with a local angle. Collaboration across the newsroom
and with other divisions is vital. Familiarity with social media trends and tools, technical skill with
content management systems and an interest in innovation and industry trends in digital and print news
are a plus. The Austin360 Editor will be in charge of the department when the Features Editor is out of
the office.


Key Responsibilities
● Plan coverage of Austin and Central Texas entertainment and lifestyle stories with Features
Editor and reporters, from brainstorming to final publication
● Must be able to balance quick edits for fast publication and deeper, long-form editing with
reporters
● Work with FE and reporters to Identify the right approach for presenting content across
platforms, from print to mobile to the web and digital tools, such as Facebook Live, video and
audio
● Help plan and execute coverage of key Austin events, including South by Southwest and ACL
Fest
● Help reporters manage workflow, which sometimes requires putting aside a larger project to
respond to something breaking or immediate (and knowing when not to do that)
● Stay on top of deadlines for efficient production of print sections
● Manage a team of freelancers and develop new freelancers as needed
● Monitor real-time analytics to identify high-performing content
● Focus on visual as well as written-word storytelling
● Write SEO- and share-friendly headlines
● Identify locally produced content to share regionally and across GateHouse properties and
opportunities for collaboration with other features editors and teams across GateHouse
● Help plan social media promotion of features content and social coverage of live events

Required Education & Experience
● College degree in journalism or related field
● At least three years experience in daily newspapers, magazines or similar publications (print
and/or digital)

● Proficient computer skills with Intermediate Google Sheets, Slides, Docs and custom dashboards
ability; digital chat tools such as Slack, Google Hangouts, etc.
● Knowledge of AP style
● Understanding of libel law and what constitutes plagiarism
● Strong news judgment and editing ability
● Ability to lead through influence rather than solely through authority
● Ability to organize, analyze, interpret and disseminate information
● Distinctive writing voice, and the ability to edit others without imposing your own voice

Desired Characteristics
● Must be goal oriented and demonstrate project management skills
● Well-organized, analytical, creative with meticulous attention to detail
● Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
● High energy, team mentality is a must
● Wide-ranging curiosity
● Strong communication and presentation skills
● Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
● Not afraid to experiment and try things, including brainstorming events and other engagement
opportunities not traditional to newsrooms
● Interest in audience engagement in print and digital spaces
● Must maintain the journalistic, ethical and professional standards of the company whenever in
the office, in public or on social media

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