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Managing Editor

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The Paducah Sun seeks Managing Editor

Job Description
The Managing Editor is a full-time position with responsibility for the daily operation of The Paducah Sun and its weekly newspapers within the Western KY media group of Paxton Media. The job includes planning news coverage; researching and writing stories; supervising reporters, freelancers and photographers; helping to build an engaged digital audience and presenting news and information through different types of media. Paducah is located in Western Kentucky near the Kentucky and Barkley lakes region.
Duties & Responsibilities
Oversees day-to-day news and editorial staff; edits investigative and enterprise stories; posts content to website and distributes content to our media partners. This position has direct responsibility for and oversight of news, sports and photography departments, including hiring along with enforcement of newsroom and company policy. Position is responsible for assuring ethical conduct of news operation and staff. Also, responsible for understanding the wants and needs of readers and the public while applying staff and resources in a way that best meets those needs. Assures competent, professional and fair editing of staff reporters and protects accuracy and integrity of items ultimately published in the newspaper. This position will also plan and execute an annual budget for all news departments and be responsible for all payroll duties within these departments.
Qualifications
College degree required. At least 8 years of editing and reporting at a daily newspaper. Proven track record of team management and strong knowledge of AP Style writing. Excellent writing and coaching skills; superior command of language and grammar are required. Must have prior experience in a newsroom leadership role.
Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to mjones@paducahsun.com.

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