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Posted: 8/22/2019
Job Reference #: 302200
Categories: Media/Publishing
Keywords: journalism

Job Description

Location:LA - Houma
Job Category:News Room / Editorial
Division:GateHouse Media
Editorial Page/News Editor

The Courier and Daily Comet, sister papers in Houma and Thibodaux, La., are seeking an editorial page/news editor.

We're looking for someone with a proven track record of writing strong, local editorials and opinion columns that make a difference in the community. You'll also edit local news stories and oversee page flow, usually two nights a week. The ideal candidate will have the experience and organizational skills necessary to manage varied responsibilities adeptly.

Our reporters and editors work in multiple media, including photo, video, print and online. Dexterity in all of these, as well as with common word-processing, spreadsheet, database and video-editing systems, is preferred. Five years' experience at a daily newspaper or other professional news organization is preferred.

You'll deliver news to readers in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, a Cajun community about an hour southwest of New Orleans. With a combined daily circulation of about 10,000, our papers consistently earn major journalism awards, and The Courier has been named Louisiana Press Association Newspaper of the Year for most of the past decade. The Daily Comet earned the title for the past two years. Learn more here. Live and work a unique, fun and colorful community with Cajun roots, lots of festivals and some of the best freshwater and saltwater fishing in the world. An hour’s drive will take you to New Orleans and all of the pro sports, fantastic food and world-class entertainment for which the city is famous.

Both papers are owned by Gatehouse Media. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunities for professional growth.

To apply, send your resume and at least five writing samples, or link to online portfolio, to Executive Editor Keith Magill at