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Indianapolis Recorder seeks next editor

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The Indianapolis Recorder is hiring a new editor who will be responsible for advancing the newspaper’s mission of preparing a conscious community today and beyond.

At 128 years old, the Recorder is the nation’s fourth-oldest African American newspaper. The Recorder is under the umbrella of Recorder Media Group, which also houses Indiana Minority Business Magazine.

The ideal candidate for the editor position should be open to exploring creative storytelling and new ways to engage each publication’s audience. In addition, the editor must have a passion for journalism and understand the historical and present-day significance of the Black press.

See the job description in its entirety and apply here.

The editor’s responsibilities include:

  • Determining the overall direction and structure of the newsroom
  • Supervising newsroom personnel (writers, freelancers, photographers and interns)
  • Devising an annual editorial calendar
  • Assigning articles to newsroom staff as needed
  • Working with writers to determine strong, compelling story angles
  • Copy editing all content before publishing
  • Developing and executing social media campaigns
  • Writing a weekly opinion column
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