The Circle News
Position Available: Managing Editor
The Circle News, the independent voice of Minnesotas American Indian community for 35 years, seeks a managing editor to lead the news organization. The Circle is published monthly by The Circle Corporation, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis. The Circle is dedicated to presenting news from a Native American perspective, while granting an equal opportunity to community voices.
Degree in journalism or related field with a minimum of 3 years newspaper experience; supervisory experience is a must.
Strong editing and writing skills required. Design and pagination skills also necessary, but not required.
Knowledge of and experience in Native communities reservation and urban a must.
Comprehensive knowledge of social media, video and online news production.
Ability to coach, organize, and develop a strong stable of free-lance contributors.
Experience in business operations of a community newspaper, particularly advertising sales and weekly financial reporting.
Effective time management and organizational skills.
Demonstrate solid news judgment.
Proven initiative and the ability to direct day-to-day news operations.
Working knowledge of overall newspaper production process, including layout, communicating with printer and working with distribution infrastructure.
Effective communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with a non-profit board.
Working knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software also required.
Take direction from, report to, answer to, submit contract staff recommendations to non-profit board of directors. Organize, facilitate and attend monthly board meetings.
Setting and meeting monthly advertising goals and executing sales to ensure regular revenue to meet monthly and yearly budget.
Preparing detailed financial reports from accounting software for Board of Directors monthlyand as requested.
Working with contract accountant to prepare and submit annual IRS reports every May.
Working with Board of Directors to plan and execute annual fundraisers in Spring and Winter, including managing guest lists, RSVPs, program details, speakers, authors and accounting for funds raised.
Plan monthly news report and oversee news gathering and layout of the newspaper using columnists, free-lancers and contract staff.
Write news, features and take digital photos for publication as needed.
Edit and proofread submitted copy.
Keep newspapers Web site and social network accounts up-to-date, posting breaking news and community events as they happen.
Work with graphic designer once a week to provide and coordinate advertising orders, photos, news, columns, features, calendar items for pagination.
Database management for nationwide subscription base. Package and send out subscriptions once paper is delivered. Send tear sheets and invoices to advertisers via mail and email.
Coordinate pick up and drop offs for distributor.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, three published writing samples and a cover letter to: The Circle, P.O. Box 6026, Minneapolis, MN 55404 or email TheCircleNews@gmail.com.
Closing Date: October 30, 2015