The News & Observer

Regional Investigations Editor
The News & Observer and Charlotte Observer are looking for a tenacious editor who is passionate about watchdog journalism to lead a team of the best investigative reporters in North Carolina.

Our regional investigations editor will also be a strong voice in supporting accountability reporting in our McClatchy newsrooms in South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi. This editor will be our champion for journalism that holds power to account

This is a role for a strong coach, collaborator and communicator who can inspire reporters, editors and visual journalists to identify an important, compelling story and go get it. S/he will be deeply committed to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and will have a strong grounding in journalism ethics. This editor must be excited about helping reporters find and engage a strong audience with our highest-impact public service journalism. 

The ideal editor for this role will have strong writing, editing, social media and reader engagement skills. S/he will shape our investigative journalism in every aspect — from story idea to strategies to get our journalism in front of readers — to maximize our reach and the impact of our work.
26 February 2021