The Williston Daily Herald located in Williston North Dakota is seeking an experienced Features Editor.
The successful candidate will be capable of designing and producing compelling content, assigning freelance stories and laying out features for the newspaper and specialty magazines. The primary responsibility of this position will be the production of niche magazines for both the Williston Daily Herald and the Sidney Herald in Sidney, Montana. These newspapers produce a monthly Bakken living magazine, magazines focused on the oil boom in the Bakken area, visitors’ guides and other specialty publications.
This is a unique opportunity. Williston in the heart of the Bakken oil boom. The importance of this cannot be overstated. The region is currently producing 1 million barrels of oil per day and this is expected to grow. This phenomenon has been covered by every major media outlet the United States including NBC , ABC, CBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Times magazine and such international news operations as Paris Match and Al Jazeera. The opportunity to produce content that reaches beyond the region is real.
The community is growing rapidly. This growth presents unique challenges for the newspaper. As the population is changing the challenge is producing content that is compelling to the new audience. These newspapers need fresh ideas and a fresh approach to features. Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, video and social media are a must.
The Williston Daily Herald and the Sidney Herald are owned and operated by Wick Communications, a privately family owned newspaper group.
Wick Communications is fully aware of the cost of living and housing challenges in this market. It will offer a competitive salary a full complement of benefits and relocation and housing assistance.
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