Albany, OR, USA Req #5061
Friday, June 11, 2021

The Mid-Valley Media newsroom in Albany, OR seeks a proven Editor with a passion for local news and a desire to grow audience engagement through all digital platforms. The successful applicant understands the importance of community journalism and is committed to hiring, training and coaching an experienced and skilled staff. The Editor directs creation of quick, fair and accurate breaking news as well as deep and compelling enterprise reporting. They also lead the staff to implement local and company-wide initiatives in areas including video, audio, social media and audience development.

The Editor plays a vital role on Mid-Valley Media’s senior management team, which implements the tactics necessary to grow the enterprise. The Editor also manages the editorial board and helps to produce at least two local editorials each week. And the Editor works closely with the Publisher on issues related to budget and spending.  


  • Established track record of journalistic excellence
  • Strong background in leading a newsroom and growing audience
  • Proven record of achieving audience growth through digital innovation
  • Ability to handle multiple ongoing tasks and rapidly changing priorities
  • Self-motivated, community-oriented and highly organized
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and at least ten years of newsroom management experience

Mid-Valley Media includes Albany’s Democrat-Herald, Corvallis’s Gazette-Times and the weekly Lebanon Express.


Mid-Valley Media offers a competitive compensation package that includes medical, dental and vision options. We also offer 401k and life insurance options as well as paid time off

Post-offer, pre-employment background check and drug screening required. Mid-Valley Media is a Drug-Free Employer.

Apply with resume and cover letter at https://lee.net/careers/ Mid-Valley Media is a division of Lee Enterprises. Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and over 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 77 markets in 26 states. Lee’s newspapers have average daily circulation of 1.2 million and reach more than 55 million digital unique visitors.   

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  • Job Family News
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Albany, OR, USA