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Features Editor

Company: Victoria Advocate
Location: Victoria
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Features Editor If you are able to establish and build strong working relationships with the arts and entertainment communities as well as the local faith community, this is the perfect position for you. Features Editor is a hybrid position that combines both editing and writing. As the Features Editor, you will edit two weekly entertainment sections, coordinate content for six feature sections and coordinate events on the events calendar. As a writer you will produce entertainment stories for the Advocate and our quarterly lifestyle magazine, contribute centerpieces to the daily paper, and write stories for special sections. So, what do you get? A close-knit, collegial newsroom with editors ready and willing to mentor you to do your best work. We'll help you develop your social media and mobile reporting skills (photography, video, Facebook Live). You'll learn how to use analytics as a tool to help inform coverage. Victoria is the largest city in the Crossroads region. Unlike many large metro cities in Texas, residents of Victoria enjoy low cost of living and virtually no traffic congestion, even during rush hour. Just 30 minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico, our residents enjoy easy access to the beach and the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The Guadalupe River runs through Victoria, providing great opportunities for kayaking and canoeing. Riverside Park is a 660-acre park complete with over 200 picnic areas, disc golf, hiking trails, and a boat ramp. Riverside Park is also home of the Victoria Generals, a minor league baseball team that plays each summer. Victoria is conveniently located in south Texas, just a couple of hours away from Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, making weekend getaways to the big city very convenient whenever the mood strikes you. Responsibilities include: --- Keeping up with entertainment events and planning coverage of events and keeping the public up to date on coming events. --- Promote nonprofit organization events to benefit the readers. --- Exploring and writing stories about specific issues in faith and entertainment. --- Building strong working relationships with local columnists and keeping up schedules of when columns are due. --- Being well organized; able to shift gears from reporting to writing to editing. --- Being active on social media promoting the Advocate and your work. --- Being a positive influence in the newsroom and while in the public representing the Advocate. Education and Experience: --- Bachelor's degree in journalism related field. --- At least 1 year of experience, an internship is valid. We Offer: An excellent benefits package including health, dental, and vision plans. Long term disability and life insurance at no cost. 401(k) retirement plan. A generous Paid Time Off plan. If you are ready to join the region's leading news source, send your resume today. An EEO employer Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Victoria Advocate, Victoria , Features Editor, Advertising , Victoria, Texas

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