Executive Editor (Everett, WA)

EXECUTIVE EDITOR — The Daily Herald in Everett seeks a web-savvy executive editor who can help us broaden our audience. This job, which reports to the publisher, is the No. 1 position in our newsroom.

The executive editor provides day-to-day leadership for online news coverage and publication of our print newspaper. This requires news judgment and proven ability in reporting, writing, editing and presentation. The executive editor also is responsible for management and administration relating to the news staff.

Our website, HeraldNet.com, averages 1.8 million page views monthly. The executive editor is accountable for monitoring the site’s metrics and motivating our journalists to grow as storytellers and digital journalists. The right candidate will relentlessly focus on content — content that’s fresh and interesting; content that clicks with online readers; and content that establishes our products as “must reads” in the market.

The executive editor will need to quickly grasp our newsroom’s technology — a content management system (GPS), a web design system (WordPress), the Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs and Google Hangout.

We are a member of Sound Publishing Inc., the largest community media organization in Washington state, and offer a full range of fringe benefits.

To apply, please e-mail to careers@soundpublishing.com (1) a resume including at least three professional references; (2) at least three relevant work samples (or a link to them); (3) a cover letter addressing the specific job requirements we’ve outlined. Please also include your salary requirements.