The award-winning Pueblo Chieftain/Chieftain.com is seeking a content coach to join its team, working in a digital-first environment and producing multiple weekly newspapers in Pueblo and Southeastern Colorado.
The successful candidate will have experience leading publications, and must be able to coach entry-level and experienced reporters. This person will have the skills to both raise the quality level of the journalism and increase the news organizations digital audience. The right candidate will have a proven track record of high-impact enterprise editing and innovation in storytelling across multiple platforms.
Good knowledge of AP Style and fundamental news gathering standards are a must. We interact daily with colleagues in multiple Colorado newsrooms as well as a digital production team and national design studios.
We are looking for someone with expertise in multiple areas of coverage, as well as emerging media, mobile, social media and video strategy, and use of data to drive engagement and traffic. Applicants should have a clear understanding of how to target specific audiences and how to effectively engage readers in the digital space and in person. The right candidate will have the experience and ability to assess structure, personnel and technological needs, and to make necessary changes.
The content coach will collaborate with the Colorado leadership team and across the USA TODAY Network.
The content coach will serve as a community-facing editor in Pueblo West, Fowler, La Junta and Bent County, and will report to the news director in Pueblo.
Uphold the highest journalism standards across digital and print platforms, strongly support the First Amendment and conceive, pursue and execute watchdog reporting.
Provide exemplary leadership and execute the strategic vision
Plan, budget, edit and publish content for the Pueblo West View; La Junta Tribune Democrat; Fowler Tribune; Ag Journal; Bent County Democrat and advanced sections in The Pueblo Chieftain.
Develop and implement a multi-platform digital vision for mobile, social and video, focused on achieving target audience specific goals and objectives.
Increase journalistic quality and storytelling across all areas of coverage.
Lead the planning and oversee execution of content strategies with a keen eye focused on growth audiences. Creativity and an ability to develop and execute innovative approaches are essential.
Excellent personal leadership, change management and ability to collaborate and influence cross functionallycan conduct a dialogue that is intellectually honest, brings out diversity of ideas and creates the appropriate integration/connectivity.
Strong communicator of the companys strategic initiatives, purpose, vision, culture and plan.
Bachelors degree in journalism or equivalent.
Experience as a respected journalism leader, with emphasis on digital content and storytelling platforms.
Experience in high-level decision-making with complex, impactful or sensitive news content.
A history of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement.
Demonstrated change leader who collaborates and communicates effectively.
Personal charisma, comfortable with public speaking and a commitment to staff interaction.
Strong competitive instincts.
Ability to effectively manage and coordinate in an environment of accountability
Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here and upload your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible: your updated resume, a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, and your portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. **It's important that these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.