The Santa Fe New Mexican, an award-winning daily newspaper in Santa Fe, is seeking an Editor. The successful candidate is a professional journalist with years of reporting, writing and editing experience. This person has strong political insight, an aptitude for investigative reporting, and a nose not only for hard news, but also for community news, and the recognition (or willingness to learn) of the many extraordinary and newsworthy community, social, environmental and political issues that exist in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. The Editor must cultivate and expand the role The New Mexican plays as a community leader.
This person will listen and respond to readers, lead subordinate editors, and set the strategy and journalistic standards for the daily newspaper and multiple magazines published by The New Mexican. Selected candidate must be willing to learn what makes Santa Fe unique, and understand the interests of our daily readers. Audience development and increasing local readership is key. Additionally, the lead Editor must understand and cultivate the important role our magazines and Pasatiempo play in our community including the world of art, music, performance, tourism and the general culture of Santa Fe.
This person must be forward-thinking, innovative, and knowledgeable about technology and how it can help The New Mexican best deliver its news on every digital platform. The Editor must work collaboratively with other directors and departments and understand the role of each department in producing a daily newspaper and website. This person must be enthusiastic and energetic; able to see our potential and oversee the continuation of the quality of work consistently produced by The New Mexican staff, its many accomplishments in news as well as achievements in all other departments.
The Editor prepares the annual budget for the newsroom for management approval and monitors execution of the budget, including control of overtime and expenditures for correspondents and freelancers and all other news gathering expenses.
- Bachelor of Arts in Journalism;
- Seven years’ newspaper experience with minimum five years’ management experience;
- Experience in utilizing digital technology to deliver news on any platform, www, iPad, mobile, etc.;
- Ability to forecast, manage to a budget and analyze financial data;
- Ability to speak and understand Spanish a plus.
In filling this key position for The New Mexican, we will review all resumes, start with a phone interview(s) and then proceed to an in-person interview. Please submit a cover letter, resume and compensation expectations to:
Tom Cross, Publisher
The Santa Fe New Mexican
202 E. Marcy Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
The New Mexican is an equal opportunity employer