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Senior Editor

  • 2023-04-28 3:57 PM
    Message # 13184338

    Join Our Team: Senior Editor

    VTDigger is looking for a senior editor with experience in coaching, mentoring and inspiring reporters. 

    Your primary responsibility will be to lead a group of four to five reporters from pitch to publication. You’ll work with them to develop sources, hone story ideas, solve reporting problems and write excellent stories. You will be responsible for first reads, rewrites, identifying omissions and ensuring fairness and accuracy. 

    As a key member of the newsroom leadership team, you’ll work with other top editors to deliver on VTDigger’s mission of producing rigorous journalism that explains complex issues, promotes public accountability and fosters democratic and civic engagement. This collaborative group meets daily to determine coverage priorities, sort through story ideas and address newsroom challenges. 

    As a digital news organization, VTDigger is always looking for new ways to deliver our reporting to our existing audience — and, just as importantly, to those we’re not yet reaching. We want to hear from those with interest and experience in innovative journalism techniques. 

    Senior editors must be nimble and willing to work with reporters on a variety of beats, but we’re particularly interested at the moment in candidates who are passionate about state government, politics and policy. Knowledge of Vermont state government is a plus, but certainly not a prerequisite. If there are particular policy realms that move you, let us know. 

    In recent years, VTDigger has engaged in an intensive effort to become a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. We seek to include the voices of all Vermonters — particularly those from underrepresented and historically marginalized communities — in our coverage and in our newsroom. As a senior editor, you’ll play a leading role in ensuring that we deliver on those goals. We want to know how you’ll do this. 

    Location: Vermont. Our headquarters is in Montpelier, but we’re open to editors living anywhere in the state.

    Start date: June 2023

    Compensation: $70,000. VTDigger offers a highly competitive benefits package, which includes five weeks of paid time off to be used for sickness or vacation and eight weeks of nearly fully paid parental leave.

    Supervisor: Managing editor Maggie Cassidy

    How to apply: Using this form, please upload a resume and a cover letter addressing why you want to work for VTDigger and why you’re the right fit for this job. The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 18, 2023, at noon. 

    Please note: We recognize there are great candidates who may not think they’re the right fit for this job or who have important skills and experiences we haven’t considered. If that sounds like you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us more about yourself. VTDigger is committed to constantly improving our organization, in part by better reflecting the communities we serve. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive workplace for all people. We especially encourage members of communities that are traditionally underrepresented and misrepresented in media to apply to join our team, including those who are Black, Indigenous or people of color; women; LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.

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