Editor (Vashon Island, WA)

Sound Publishing has an immediate opening for an Editor to lead the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber. Requires a hands-on leader with a minimum of three years of newspaper experience including writing, editing, pagination, photography and monitoring social media. This is not an entry-level position.   Island residence is required.

The successful candidate:
• Has a demonstrated interest in local political and cultural affairs.
• Possesses excellent writing and verbal skills, and can provide representative clips from one or more professional publications.
• Has experience editing reporters’ copy and submitted materials for content and style.
• Is proficient in designing and building pages with Adobe InDesign.
• Is experienced managing an opinion page, writing cogent and stylistically interesting commentaries, and editing a reader letters column.
• Has experience with social media and newspaper website content management and understands the value of the web to report news on a daily basis.
• Has proven interpersonal skills representing a newspaper or other organization at civic functions and public venues.
• Understands how to lead, motivate, and mentor a small news staff.
• Must develop a knowledge of local arts, business, and government.
• Must be visible in the community.
• Must possess reliable, insured, motor vehicle and a valid Washington State driver’s license.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.)

This position is based in Vashon Island, WA.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K with an employer match. If you are interested in joining our team, email us your cover letter and resume to careers@soundpublishing.comPlease be sure to note ATTN: EDITOR-VI in the subject line.

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Check out our website to find out more about us! www.soundpublishing.com