The Source Weekly is looking for a new editor

The Source Weekly

The editor of Bend’s alt-weekly The Source, Phil Busse, is moving on, and accordingly The Source is looking for a new editor. Would you be interested? Here’s the job description and how to apply:

Are you smart enough to be a Fortune 500 CEO, but care more about community than profit margin? Are you calm enough to be an air traffic controller, but would rather spend your time figuring out what bands are coming to town? Do you know the difference between a film and a movie? Indie music and Americana? And declared, at least once, that print media is not dead?

We need you to be the Editor for the Source Weekly in Bend, Oregon. Entering its 20th year in publication, the Source has an established and important presence in Central Oregon, and a loyal readership.

Primary duties included:

  • Oversee content for each issue, manage story assignments, edit and provide a smart, engaging voice for the paper;
  • Write feature and news stories, as well as film, food and music reviews;
  • Maintain an active and exciting annual editorial schedule, including guiding feature stories and special issues, such as annual “Best Of,” dining guides, adventure issues, film festival guide, etc.;
  • Maintain editorial flow and brisk schedule of story deadlines;
  • Manage bullpen of freelance writers;
  • Work with Production Manager, arrange photography and art work to accompany stories;
  • Manage monthly writers’ pay. Part organizational leader, part writer, the Editor position demands both left and right-brain skills. Our ideal candidate will have the following general skills and professional talents:
  • Interest in and understanding about the formation of public policy (in particular, local ordinances, policies and programs);
  • Proven track record as a team leader, and positive motivator and coach;
  • Hands-on background in and interest in public-interest journalism;
  • Strong writing skills and patient, but firm, abilities as an editor in a fast-paced environment;
  • Writing. Talented and versatile, as able to cover City Hall as the annual Film Festival and write restaurant reviews.

The Source Weekly is a small staff, and this position requires extensive reporting and writing, with a primary focus on filling the feature and news sections each issue. This is a writing, as well as, editing job, overseeing story assignments, maintaining deadlines and shepherding the editorial flow. Should have a minimum five years of writing and editing experience in alt-weeklies. This is a full-time job. Please submit a resume, a one-page cover letter, and whatever clips you believe best represent the breadth of your writing skills and style to kayja -at -bendsource.com. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

Do you have what it takes?