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The Deseret News seeks an experienced editor with sound news judgment to provide editorial direction and make key decisions regarding digital publishing.
This job will challenge you to:
Be responsive to events in the 24/7 news cycle.
Identify trending topics and the news of the moment.
Understand what stories will resonate with our audience.
Exercise sound news judgment and make decisions consistent with our brand.
Assign, edit and write stories based on sound sourcing, credible reporting, fairness and accuracy.
Coordinate quickly across teams.
Experiment with new formats and pivot to meet the audience’s needs.
Lead a team that produces content that quickly reacts to the news cycle while surfacing what’s most relevant to the audience.
Optimize content for search, social and other distribution channels.
You’re a good fit if you ...
Understand the brand and voice of the Deseret News.
Are plugged in to what's happening nationally and internationally.
Can mine social media, newsletters and analytics tools like Parse.ly for story ideas.
Understand the needs of distinct audiences: homepage, mobile, search, social, newsletter, etc.
Insist upon accuracy and excellence.
Are a good communicator who is comfortable giving and receiving feedback.
Know how to assign and delegate.
Keep pace with industry trends.
Can write headlines that are impossible not to click on.
Are driven by goals and motivated to drive readership.
You’re an even better fit if you:
Have 5-10 years of newsroom experience.
Hold a degree in journalism or media studies.
Don’t mind working nights and weekends.
Understand Utah culture, history and politics.
Love using tools like Parse.ly, Google Trends and others to identify what could resonate with audiences.
Have a foundational knowledge of SEO.
Subscribe to several newsletters.
Receive multiple notifications a day from different news apps.
Are Google Analytics certified.
Can look at Google Trends and come away with five story ideas.
You will join an energetic group of digital innovators who care deeply about Utah, journalism and the 172-year legacy of the Deseret News. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we are serious about working together to grow our business.
The best part of working at the Deseret News — aside from having great colleagues — is to fulfill an inspiring mission: To be trusted sources of light and truth influencing hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
The Deseret News is the oldest news organization in Utah and the longest continuously operating company in the Beehive State. It is a subsidiary of the Deseret Management Corporation, whose other media companies include Deseret Digital Media, Deseret Book, Bonneville International and Boncom.