The Baltimore Sun seeks a sharp, analytical and audience-savvy writer and content editor who is comfortable straddling the worlds of both opinion and news. In this role, you will shape opinion coverage across media platforms by helping select, edit and publish staff and reader-written opinion content as needed. As a member of the editorial board and an opinion writer, you will analyze issues and generate ideas that serve the public good, resulting in timely and provocative editorials and columns. The department’s goal is to add depth and context to the news to help readers understand and evaluate issues that matter to them and their communities, and to further the paper’s role as a driver of public conversation and policy setting in the region.
In this position, you will also be responsible for monitoring breaking news as assigned and helping to produce content on The Sun’s digital channels (mobile site, app, desktop, etc.) and in community engagement vehicles, such as newsletters and social media platforms.
Tribune Publishing is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. Join us.
-- Serve as an opinion writer and content editor.
-- Develop new and innovative ways of delivering digital content and engaging our audience.
-- Ensure content is edited and produced well and quickly for digital distribution.
-- Use expertise and good judgment assigning content in the most appropriate formats, such as stories, takeaways, photo galleries, video, timelines, charts, graphics and interactive tools.
-- Ensure that headlines are optimized for search engines and social.
-- Manage the content selection, timeliness and presentation of digital channels.
-- Use audience metrics/analytics and keen news judgment to inform decisions on content assignments and engagement strategy.
-- Breadth of content responsibilities will sometimes extend to news.
-- Shifts may include nights and/or weekends.
-- Excellent writing, analysis and editing skills, with portfolio of published work.
-- Must work well in a team environment, have the ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment and adapt constructively to change
-- Must be technically savvy and able to quickly master new processes and software tools used for content editing and production
-- Deep knowledge of state and regional issues preferred
The Baltimore Sun is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.
To apply: Email a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Tricia Bishop, director of opinion content (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tribune Publishing Company is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing Company operates local media businesses in eight markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant.
Tribune Publishing Company also operates Tribune Content Agency (TCA) and the Daily Meal.
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