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Content Editor, night production

Job description: The Baltimore Sun has an opening for a content editor who would oversee digital efforts and breaking news at night while helping to put the finishing touches on the next day's print edition. This editor's primary responsibility would be to manage The Sun's website at a critical time in the daily news cycle, ensuring that final story updates are posted, that headlines are optimized for search engines and that video and other content is properly packaged. This editor would not only direct the display of web/mobile pages but also help to shape the digital plan for the following morning. This is a job for a self-starter who relishes the fast pace of breaking news and telling stories through multiple mediums. It's also a job for a detail-oriented editor with keen news judgment.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field, or equivalent experience

* Excellent writing and editing skills

* Proven ability to work quickly and accurately using a web-based content management system. 1-2 years of professional website production experience is preferred.

* Fluency in web technology and online content publishing required

* Must work well in a team, 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

* Personal or professional experience using web-based social networks is preferred, or must become adept at using them.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to laura.smitherman@baltsun.com and sam.davis@baltsun.com.

Metro Editor, government and justice

Job description: The Baltimore Sun has an opening for an editor who would oversee our politics, suburban and criminal justice teams. This editor would not only help shape coverage of national and state affairs but also content in our hyper-local zoned sections. These reporters write about all levels of government from Washington to county councils. In addition, this editor would help direct coverage of crime and courthouses around the region.

We are looking for candidates who can manage and motivate a team of editors and reporters across the state and who can deftly edit the late-breaking, front-page stories as well as the long-range investigative projects. And we are looking for someone who understands the fast-paced demands of digital media, who can ensure we are the first to send mobile alerts and that our headlines are optimized for search engines. This editor should be able to conceptualize on a higher level how to best reach, inform and entertain readers and to maximize the display of stories on our mobile/online pages and in print. He or she needs to conceive and realize the best story-telling methods in multiple formats, including video and social media. This person must have strong news judgment and know when to use audience metrics/analytics to inform decisions.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field, or equivalent experience

* Excellent writing and editing skills

* Prior experience as a supervisor

* Proven ability to work quickly and accurately using a web-based content management system. 1-2 years of professional website production experience is preferred.

* Fluency in web technology and online content publishing required

* Must work well in a team, 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

* Personal or professional experience using web-based social networks is preferred, or must become adept at using them.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to laura.smitherman@baltsun.com and sam.davis@baltsun.com.

Content Editor, Politics

Job description: The Baltimore Sun has an opening for a politics content editor who would supervise one of the most critical reporting teams in the newsroom. This team includes our Washington and military affairs correspondents, the State House team and City Hall reporter. The editor must be capable of juggling breaking news as well as in-depth enterprise work, while directing political coverage on multiple platforms, including blog posts, online/mobile pages, social media, video and print.

We are looking not just for political junkies but for editors interested in watchdog reporting, in clearly explaining how government affects lives, in what databases are public and how to turn them into interactive tools, and in creating a dialogue among readers to take The Sun's fourth-estate role to another level. Knowledge of digital media is a must as this editor would post directly to The Sun's website. He or she also would work with the video staff and community coordinators.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field, or equivalent experience

* Excellent writing and editing skills

* Prior experience as a supervisor

* Proven ability to work quickly and accurately using a web-based content management system. 1-2 years of professional website production experience is preferred.

* Fluency in web technology and online content publishing required

* Must work well in a team, 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

* Personal or professional experience using web-based social networks is preferred, or must become adept at using them.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to laura.smitherman@baltsun.com and sam.davis@baltsun.com.

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