About the job

Preferred resident of Kansas City

Starting at $42.5K/yr  On-site  Full-time

Kansas City Northeast News is a 92-year-old, award-winning, non-profit, community weekly newspaper in Kansas City, MO. We are seeking a Managing Editor who excels in Community Journalism to continue our tradition of providing award-winning news coverage to the Historic Northeast Kansas City community and beyond. The successful candidate must have a degree in Journalism, have an instinctive nose for news, and be dedicated to providing in-depth and unbiased news coverage on a variety of media platforms to our growing number of readers throughout the city. Since we are a non-profit newsroom, any experience in grant writing would be a plus but not required. This is a full-time position with some evening and weekend assignments.


  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently while consistently meeting weekly, daily, and hourly deadlines on breaking news stories.
  • Good writing and editing skills are essential as well as being able to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Oversee freelance writers, if any, including editing and formatting of submitted pieces for publication.
  • Recruiting, mentoring and supervision of editorial intern(s) on a semester-by -semester basis.
  • Refer to the curriculum set forward in the RCJI Mission and Overview.
  • Multi-media Journalism skills are essential as well including recording and editing audio and video footage to continue our award-winning Podcast series as well as our news delivery partnership with OneKCRadio, a low-power, urban radio station based in the Historic Northeast Kansas City area.
  • Regular interface with in-house Art/Creative Director on weekly story hierarchy including its placement location in each edition as well as placement on web edition and social media sites. This includes providing cut-lines for pictures taken and developing a priority system for each weekly story.
  • Proofing of pages throughout Monday, interfacing with team members throughout the proofing process ensuring timely delivery of pages to the printer, adhering to any print schedule deadlines as set forward by our printing vendor.

Qualified candidates should email resume and published writing samples to northeastnewskc@gmail.com Salary is commensurate with experience.