assistant editor, Virginia Pilot
- Eager to help lead a team of award-winning reporters whose work grabbed national
headlines when they uncovered that a government worker hadn't shown up to the
office for 12 years but still collected a paycheck? Want to work with writers
who weave fascinating tales, such as one about a former civil rights activist
who fought for justice alongside the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., but
later became known for mishandling money at several churches? Looking for a
media management job where reporters lead the front page with revelations such
as one about a fire chief who resigned, then collected FMLA, and then returned
to work in another nearly six-figure position - all under the radar of that
city's elected officials?
Then The Virginian-Pilot's got the job for you. Our Urban Team is looking for an
assistant editor to help cover the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth. We're
looking for a newshound and watchdog with experience overseeing projects,
enterprise and breaking news.
Editing duties include working with eight reporters and a metro columnist. This
editor must be able to guide our use of the Freedom of Information Act and
database reporting and help find stories that surprise readers and move them to
The ability to help reporters follow the money and develop sources from all
walks of life, through social media and old-fashioned beat development, is a
-- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
-- Three (3) years of experience editing and supervising reporters at a daily
-- Seven (7) years of overall daily newspaper experience.
How to Apply:
-- Go to www.thevirginianpilot.com and click on Careers.
-- Closing date is flexible, but interested parties should apply ASAP.
The Virginian-Pilot is a 150,000-circulation daily newspaper that primarily
serves residents of southeastern Virginia, also known as Hampton Roads. Owned by
privately-held Landmark Media Enterprises, The Pilot has won three Pulitzer
Prizes. We're located in Norfolk, Va., on the Chesapeake Bay, about 25 minutes
from the Atlantic Ocean. We've got mild winters, beautiful summers and terrific
crab cakes. Visit us online at www.PilotOnline.com.