By John Quinney, interim publisher and president

We have launched the search for a new editor for The Charlotte News. Our ideal candidate will have several years reporting experience, preferably at the local level; hands on experience managing a small newsroom in a collegial, professional and efficient manner; and a reputation for attracting, managing and retaining volunteer writers.

Key responsibilities include:

  • plan and edit the paper
  • ensure coverage of town meetings and newsworthy issues
  • manage production staff, community writers and freelancers
  • contribute bylined stories

The full job description is available here.  We’re asking applicants to send a resume and three writing samples to John Quinney. We will consider applications in the order received, with a deadline of April 30.

We’d very much appreciate your help in spreading the word among your friends and colleagues.

We are fortunate to have three savvy and experienced volunteers joining me on our search committee. Melissa O’Brien knows the paper well from her time as a former editor. Elizabeth Bassett has played many roles at the paper over the years and currently pens our “Outside” column. Steven Goldstein lives in Shelburne, and for many years served as the Washington Bureau Chief for the Philadelphia Inquirer.