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The Nevada Independent is looking for an energetic, experienced assistant editor to join our newsroom and participate in all stages of the publication process. You will support the editor-in-chief to plan, administer and produce content for our website and other channels.
The right candidate will be able to help us deliver exceptional and informative content on our wheelhouse topics: government; elections; the economy; education; health care; immigration; energy; criminal justice and the courts.
Collaborate with the editor-in-chief and other assistant editors to create and manage a pipeline of stories and other content
Follow current events and developments and suggest original story ideas
Work with a team of reporters and photographers to ensure deadlines are met, including directly editing, managing and helping develop staff
Work as a player/coach, toggling between supporting the needs of the team while also occasionally producing content
Help edit and develop story ideas for a podcast and for video
Occasionally manage or oversee large-scale newsroom projects, such as an elections page or other special, dedicated coverage
Proofread and check articles for accuracy
Suggest possible sources and improvements for stories
Choose supporting material, including pull quotes, files, images and illustrations
Provide some administrative support to the editor-in-chief
Requirements and skills
Proven work experience as a senior reporter or assistant editor
Strong management skills
Ability to constantly juggle priorities and multitask
Attention to detail
Excellent communication skills
Strong writing and proofreading skills
Experience with Google Office products and WordPress or similar
Familiarity with SEO and social media best practices
Proficiency in English, bi-lingual (Spanish) is a plus
BA or BS degree in journalism, communications or related field
Salary range is $70,000 and $90,000 depending on education, work experience and other factors.
Health, vision and dental insurance is provided (no premiums).
A 401(k) plan with a $2,450 annual match is available.
Cell phone use reimbursement = $25 per paycheck.
10 paid holidays and 15 days of PTO annually to start
The Nevada Independent is the
Silver State’s only statewide,
nonpartisan, nonprofit news
organization. Our mission is to
deliver high-quality, in-depth
journalism on the matters that
mean the most to Nevadans —
and to hold government and
public officials accountable. We
aim to educate our readers,
while also encouraging them to
engage, in order to elevate and
broaden the scope of civic
debate in the state.