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News Editor

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The Herald-Whig is seeking an experienced news editor with a clear and compelling vision for how to lead our award-winning reporting staff into the future. The successful candidate will be a take-charge leader with sound news judgment who: • Excels in planning and organization to manage both people and content. • Possesses strong editing, AP style and headline-writing skills. • Can motivate reporters to go beyond routine coverage. • Understands how newsrooms must meet shifting audience demands. • Is a team player who can work effectively with other newsroom editors. • Is committed to community journalism. • Can take existing collaborative efforts with our broadcast partners to a higher level. The Herald-Whig is a seven-day newspaper that is part of a growing, family-owned-and-operated company dedicated to the communities it serves. Our newsroom won 48 awards in 2017 to finish first in general excellence in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors contest and second in general excellence in the Illinois Press Association contest. Quincy is a beautiful, affordable community of 40,000 on the banks of the Mississippi River in West-Central Illinois. Our coverage area consists of West-Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa. Quincy is a two-hour drive from Peoria and Springfield in Illinois, St. Louis and Columbia in Missouri, and Iowa City, Iowa. The Herald-Whig offers a comprehensive employee benefits package with everything you expect and more. The Herald-Whig is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, send a cover letter outlining your vision, resume, references and samples of appropriate work by mail to Christina Wilson/Human Resources, The Quincy Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909, Quincy, IL 62306, or by email to cbwilson@whig.com. Learn more about The Herald-Whig at www.whig.com and about Quincy Media Inc., our parent company, at www.careersatQuincy.com

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