Assistant Editor

| Santa Cruz, CA, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 66,560 Annually
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Summary:
The Santa Cruz Sentinel is seeking a dynamic Assistant Editor to join our team and help shape the future of local journalism. This is an exciting opportunity for a driven and experienced journalist to collaborate with a talented team and create a lasting impact in our community.
What you will do:

  • Guide our dedicated local news team, fostering a collaborative environment that empowers journalists to excel and grow
  • Work alongside the Managing Editor to develop and execute a compelling news coverage strategy that resonates with our diverse audience
  • Sharpen your editing skills, ensuring our online and print stories are clear, accurate, and captivating
  • Collaborate with reporters, photographers, and community members to uncover the stories that matter most
  • Elevate your journalism expertise across a range of topics, from local government and politics to economic trends and cultural events
  • Leverage SEO and social media to amplify our stories and engage with our ever-growing online audience


What you will bring:

  • Passion for local journalism and a commitment to serving the Santa Cruz community
  • Proven track record of editing for clarity, accuracy, and impact
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire and motivate a team
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, both online and offline
  • Keen understanding of digital media and its role in modern journalism
  • Minimum of five years of journalism experience and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism or a related field
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation is required


The annual salary range is $66,560. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, and a 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).
Who we are:
The Santa Cruz Sentinel, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is a daily newspaper published in Santa Cruz covering Santa Cruz County, California. The Sentinel features local, state and national news, plus sports, business, politics, lifestyle, and entertainment guides.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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What are MediaNews Group Perks + Benefits

MediaNews Group Benefits Overview

100% remote work! If we have an office near you and you want to go to an office, you can but we won’t make you! Only our Production & Circulation staff have to be in the office.
Leave the suit and tie at home; our dress code is casual.
Employee Benefit options include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, employee assistance program, health savings account, FSA and wellness resources/support.
Time Off and all major holidays paid.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
MediaNews Group participates in local volunteer activities such as Project Angel Heart, Food Bank of the Rockets and more!
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Hybrid work model
Remote work program
The majority of MediaNews Group's positions are fully remote! Some roles to require client visits (sales roles) or the occasional in person meeting.
Diversity
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Our recruiting team works tirelessly to identify diverse candidates for every role and partner with various diversity job boards.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
MediaNews Group offers disability insurance to help with unexpected circumstances and employees have the option to purchase extra coverage.
Dental insurance
MediaNews Group offers various plans from Delta Dental to choose from to fit your needs.
Vision insurance
MediaNews Group offers VSP
Health insurance
MediaNews Group offers various plans to choose from to fit your needs!
Life insurance
Wellness programs
If you live in Denver, HQ offers two state of the art gyms for you to use for free! Our Employee Assistance Program can also help you meet your health and wellness goals.
Mental health benefits
MediaNews Group wants to ensure our employees are taken care of an have the resources they need through our Employee Assistance Program.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
MediaNews Group's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and other funds to choose from.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Onsite office parking
If you need to go to the office for a meeting, rest assured, we have you covered with free parking.
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We want you to succeed in your new role so we assign you a Peer Mentor to guide you during your first few months.

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