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Joleen Clevinger

2100 Q Street
Sacramento California United States 95816


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Service Journalism Editor

Job ID: 4849
Job Views: 679
Location: Sacramento, California, United States
Postal Code: 95816
Job Category: Newspapers
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Posted: 05.28.2021

Job Description


The Sacramento Bee is looking for a collaborative, audience-focused editor to build our service journalism team, whose mission is to help readers navigate life in Sacramento and California. The team will use tools such as Google Trends to surface and answer questions readers are asking in the moment, will write stories that help readers connect with the news and will create and manage a library of search-friendly evergreen content. 

The ideal candidate will be comfortable with multiple storytelling platforms, including video, motion graphics and interactive timelines. Experience with audience growth tactics such as headline writing, SEO and social media and newsletter distribution is a must. 

The ability to collaborate is also a must, as this editor and their team will work with colleagues across the newsroom and with McClatchy’s news analytics and audience teams to create and evangelize audience-focused service journalism. 

Expertise in a particular subject area is not required, but the successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of what’s important to local readers, preferably earned by working as part of an audience or engagement team at a local news outlet.

Education: College degree preferred.

Experience: At least 2 years of local news experience; editing experience is a plus

Skills needed:

  • Experience with audience tools such as Google Trends.

  • Ability to understand audience metrics and the tactics that move them.

  • Ability to lead an audience-focused team with urgency and empathy.

  • Passion for the written word as well as video, audio and motion graphics.

  • A track record of experimenting and iterating, quickly and often.

  • Strong word editing and organizational skills.

  • Excellent news judgment and journalism ethics.

  • Strong collaborative instincts and a love of teamwork.

  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving.




McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.

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