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Executive Editor, The Long Island Herald

Richner Communications
Garden City, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Long Island Herald is looking for an executive editor to lead its award-winning newsroom. With 24 local weekly editions, the Herald is one of New York's largest and most influential brands in local news. The Herald is family owned since 1964 as a part of Richner Communications, Inc. The Garden City, NY-based company prides itself on delivering trusted hyperlocal news and engaging stories that inform the everyday lives of Long Islanders.



- Set overall strategic direction of Herald newsroom across print and digital platforms

- Oversee newsroom of 20+ editors and reporters

- Plan, schedule and assign stories and beats to editors, reporters, photographers and freelancers

- Coordinate with production team to ensure quality and timely content production

- Establish and enforce newsroom policies, procedures, workflows and deadlines

- Cultivate relationships with key community stakeholders and sources; foster engagement between newsroom staff and local communities

- Train and mentor newsroom team and provide feedback on work products

- Establish newsroom KPIs; analyze digital analytics

- Recruit and retain talent

- Advocate for newsroom needs and resources as member of senior management team

- Identify and champion new technology and tools

- Monitor news sources for relevant story leads

- Write editorials and edit copy when necessary; oversee proofreading procedures

- Set procedures for updating websites and social media pages

- Assist in evaluating finalized copy for compliance with design, style and tone


Preferred skills and experience:

- 10+ years as a working journalist

- 5+ years in a management role at a news organization

- Exceptional ability in copywriting and editing

- Familiarity with Long Island communities

- Experience with online platforms and SEO

- Ability to analyze data and display them in engaging ways

- Experience identifying and developing talent

- Strong attention to detail

- Degree in journalism or relevant field

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Established Publishing, printing and events business.

Richner Communications

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