Editor's Notebook

Looking for Work in the Dynamic World of Newspapers?

August 4, 2008

As everybody pretty much knows, it's an "interesting" time to work in the newspaper biz. But at least it's never dull! And the Sun Gazettes are doing pretty well, considering the tough times that abound in the industry.

Pending approval from the home office, we now have an opening in the newsroom for the first time in a couple of years, as Kristen Armstrong is headed off to graduate school. She's contributed greatly to the success of our papers over the past two years, following on the heels of Ryan Self, who held the job for five years.

We're looking for someone who can handle both Arlington coverage and putting together our monthly Middleburg Life newspaper. As Kristen will probably tell you, it can be a lot of fun covering Virginia's Hunt Country - she's done wine tastings, holiday parties, balloon rides and a whole host of other entertaining stuff.

What do you need, in order to be considered? Basic reporting and editing skills and some familiarity with newspaper layout (we use InDesign, but if you have experience in Quark, it's a relatively easy transition).

What can we offer? A fun if challenging environment, above-average pay compared to similar positions in the region and the opportunity to grow professionally (particularly if a visit from "Mr. Coronary" sends me to an early retirement!). It goes without saying that we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have an interest, or know someone who does, please let me know at smccaffrey@acnpapers.com.

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