Help Wanted

Editor
The Kentucky Standard

Job Title: Editor
Company: The Kentucky Standard
Category: Editor/Managing Editor
Contact Person: Jamie Sizemore
Contacts Title: Publisher
Email: jsizemore@kystandard.com
Address: 110 W. Stephen Foster Ave.
City/State/Zip: Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: 502-348-9003
Fax: 502-348-1971
Website: kystandard.com
Description:

Job Posting
Editor
The Kentucky Standard
The Kentucky Standard has an immediate opening for the position of Editor. The Kentucky Standard is a tri-weekly newspaper publishing on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday with circulation of over 8,500. We are located in Bardstown in Nelson County, Ky, the “Bourbon Capital of the World”, just 35 minutes south of Louisville and 60 miles west from Lexington. The purpose of this position is to direct the day-to-day editorial operations including news and sports coverage of all Nelson County communities.
Essential Functions:
• Hands on writing, editing, shooting video, photography and paginating for the news department.
• Develop and carryout plans for editorial, opinion pages, special sections and kystandard.com content.
• Coach, edit and critique reporters in their writing, news gathering, photography, shooting video, pagination and online postings.
• Commitment to quality by continuously improving content, packaging and navigation of the newspaper and kystandard.com.
• Listen and respond in a timely manner to reader and non-reader expectations and needs.
• Meet deadlines for all products.
• Coordinate news coverage with PLG-TV, our local cable origination channel, to utilize resources while gaining the competitive edge by posting online immediately, airing on PLG and publishing in the newspaper.
• Active involvement in the community representing the company while building key source contacts.
• Participate as a member of Standard Communications’ senior leadership team.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related field. A minimum of four years of newspaper experience. Proven supervisory record with strong coaching abilities. Strong skills in writing, researching, interviewing, editing and photography. Good news judgment with a sense of timely reporting. Excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation and accuracy. Proficient knowledge of AP style. Proficient in electronic page design with InDesign. Good organizational and time management skills of self and others. Working knowledge of internet and web based content. Valid driver’s license.
Interested persons should apply to: Jamie Sizemore, Publisher
The Kentucky Standard 110 W. Stephen Foster Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004
jsizemore@kystandard.com

Equal Opportunity Employer