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News Editors are responsible for improving and rewriting news content. These experts gather data from reporters and correspondents and edit raw materials. Typical work activities listed on a News Editor resume are selecting interesting material, editing the content, and making sure the facts are relevant to audiences. Based on our collection of resume samples, the ideal candidate demonstrates excellent writing skills, social perceptiveness, attention to details, accuracy, research skills, and computer competencies. Most News Editors have a background in journalism or communication.

1

Digital News Editor

Successfully launched several news sites for 900-plus national news network, spearheading editorial, traffic, brand awareness and revenue marketing initiatives.

  • Drove editorial strategy, revenue, site traffic, engagement, marketing for $300K budget for Silicon Valley news and information sites.
  • Tripled web traffic, engagement, newsletter subscription, UGC, mobile and blogger recruitment goals.
  • Trained team of editors on SEO best practices resulting in record-breaking traffic, page views.
  • Won awards for enterprise news coverage, including reporting of high-profile court cases. Stories often quoted by major news outlets.
  • Recruited nationally renowned bloggers such as Maribel Hastings, Merle Kahn and Kaiser Permanente, resulting in distinction of blogging platform.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Journalism
2

News Editor

Led newsroom of six copy editors, two photographers, seven writers and graphics artist.

  • Planned coverage, edited writing by reporters and managed web, Twitter and Facebook pages.
  • Designed and paginated community special sections (Taste of the Town, Arts Council, fire and police tabs)
  • Responsible for front page, community page, brides and local news pages for newspaper.
  • Uploaded stories, photos through iQue web system to off-site hub for printing
Candidate Info
37
years in
workforce
33
years
at this job
Business Management
3

News Editor

  • Managed and coordinated coverage with a staff, along with multiple freelancer writers and photographers. Also worked with, and coordinated, more than 10 columnists and wrote weekly column.
  • Oversaw all aspects of the paper's social media presence, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Covered stories on government, education, religion, crime, sports, and local events. Also worked as impromptu North Augusta beat reporter for the Aiken Standard, a 16,000-plus circulation daily paper.
  • Functioned as lead photographer for publication, including sports photography and photo galleries.
  • Previously served as a sports reporter and copy editor for the Aiken Standard. Transferred to the North Augusta branch of Aiken Communications in January 2013. Promoted to news editor in June 2013.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Communication
MS
Communication
4

News Editor/reporter

Responsible for both the choosing and producing of all the content in the news section that appeared in print, online, and on social media.

  • Came on board after former news editor abruptly left and helped bring news section to new heights.
  • Provided complete student coverage for a large administrative scandal at [company name], which involved learning how to cover breaking news.
  • Recipient of Illinois Community College Journalism Award for a review in Arts.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Broadcast Journalism
5

News Editor

Responsible for editing news and investigative sweeps packages, with fast turn around.

  • Pulled and selected media/stock footage matching written copy, while still making on-air deadlines.
  • Organized the storage and archiving of raw and edited media at the end of each newscast.
  • Encoded finished video for online deployment on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook in compliance marketing department's goals.
  • Met with producers contributing story content helping fill four hours of daily newscast.
  • Increased efficiency to improve editing workflow.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
Film Studies Program
6

News Editor

  • Reported in detail on daytime television and consistently broke industry news
  • Created and edited an average of 6 to 8 informative, original and engaging
  • Scheduled and executed interviews and photo shoots with daytime and primetime talent
  • Established and maintained strong relationships with publicists and talent
  • Generated story ideas
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Multimedia
7

News Editor

  • Edited local and AP content while working on a strict deadline
  • Assessed newsworthy value of stories for a daily circulation of approximately 10,000
  • Designed the A section of the paper on a day-to-day basis
  • Supervised reporters and provided them guidance on improving stories when required
  • Managed and uploaded website content for newspaper
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Print Journalism
8

News Editor

Promoted to Senior News Editor after one year.

  • Successfully managed the edit department during the expansion of two added hours of news without adding additional staff
  • Monitor news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press
  • Select local, state, national, and international news items received from wire services, based on assessment of items' significance and interest value.
  • Edit video to script to meet time deadlines
  • Won The Francis C Moore Award of Excellence in medical news editing in 2001
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
17
years
at this job
9

Military Multimedia News Editor

Researched and wrote articles as a contracted writer for the Department of Defense. Produced and edited a range of editorial content, from features on combat stress (PTSD) to Web content on family and child welfare issues such as domestic violence.

  • Built relationships with command structures in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Reserves.
  • Liaised with wide-ranging story sources, including military commanders, politicians and civilian health care and social workers
  • Promoted a six month series on combat-related and family mental health issues.
  • Edited and designed online content and social media feeds.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
English Literature
Education And Social Justice
10

Group Assistant News Editor

Involved in day-to-day running of the Evening Times news operation.

  • Managed editorial team of 16 reporters and seven feature writers.
  • Monitored daily news wires, identified major stories and placed stories in paper.
  • Ensured smooth running of Evening Times website.
  • Provided weekly blog on Glasgow heritage http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/author/eye- spy-glasgow
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job

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