Oklahoma Watch Seeks Enterprise Editor

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Oklahoma Watch, a nonprofit media organization, is seeking an enterprise editor to manage a small but growing team of reporters and contract journalists to produce investigative stories on critical issues in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Watch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that publishes stories on its website (oklahomawatch.org) and distributes content to about 100 news outlets around the state. We cover topics such as education, health care, mental health, corrections, criminal justice, poverty, government and public money. Candidates should have at least five years of line-editing and management experience, strong news judgment and excellent word-editing skills.

The enterprise editor must demonstrate a passion for hard-edged watchdog journalism that holds government and leaders accountable. Our goal is to dig beneath the surface of issues of public importance, expose problems and trends, and reveal underlying causes and possible solutions. Oklahoma Watch is nonpartisan and strives to be fair, balanced, accurate and comprehensive.

The editor will also lead efforts to expand our use of video, audio, data and social media tools and will assist with reporting on occasion.

The position will be based at Oklahoma Watch’s main offices in Norman – in the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Salary and benefits are competitive.

The following should be sent to David Fritze, executive editor, at dfritze@oklahomawatch.org.

-Cover letter.
-Resume
-At least 10 samples of your editing and reporting work, in links or PDF form.
-References.