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EDITOR – The El Paso (TX) Times. The publishers of The El Paso Times have asked us to assist in their search for an Editor. This is the largest newspaper (70,000 daily, 84,000 Sunday circulation) in the Texas New-Mexico Newspaper Partnership between MediaNews Group and Gannett. The group is managed by MediaNews Group, a leading news and information company that publishes more than 55 newspapers throughout the U.S. The partnership includes a number of New Mexico daily and weekly newspapers. To learn more about the El Paso Times and the other newspapers in the TNP, visit http://www.elpasotimes.com. As the overall editor, you’ll lead a 70 person newsroom including 8 direct reports, and have overview responsibility for the content and design of the print publication and the web site. We need someone with a commitment to – and passion for – the interactive/online component. We are seeking an exceptional editor with a strong passion for producing a truly exceptional newspaper that connects with the market. The right candidate will have experience with a large daily in a big, complex market. You’ll need to demonstrate a proven track record, sound news judgment and strong leadership abilities. This is a hands-on, lead-by-example position. If you enjoy the role of mentor and trainer; if you are organized and disciplined; if you have an open management style; if you enjoy being involved and visible in the community, we’d like to talk with you immediately. A bachelor’s degree in journalism, or closely related field, and a minimum of five years experience in newsroom leadership are required. Due to the high Hispanic population, Spanish language skills would be a big plus, but not an absolute requirement. You’ll report directly to the Publisher and be part of a winning team of professionals who have big plans for the future. This is MediaNews Group, one of the country’s biggest and most exciting newspaper companies. The opportunity for future career advancement is unlimited, keyed to your contribution to the continued success of the El Paso Times. For more about the parent company, visit http://www.medianewsgroup.com. Scenic El Paso is located in extreme western Texas, along the Rio Grande River. It adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico. With its classic Western geography and because it shares an international border with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, rich culture pervades everything in El Paso, from its art and architecture to its celebrations and cuisine. A mostly sunny, dry climate makes it possible to enjoy most outdoor activities year-round. It has state-of-the-art educational and medical facilities, abundant cultural and entertainment opportunities, year-round sports and outdoor recreation, a low crime rate, some of the best weather conditions on the planet, and an extremely favorable cost-of-living index and low housing costs – and, Texas has no state income tax. They offer a very competitive compensation program that will be keyed to your experience and track record. They also provide excellent health and life benefits and a 401K program. If you have interest, please e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your experience lines up with the requirements of the position, we’ll be in touch very quickly to begin the interviewing process. Scott Little, Media Recruiters, California office, 530.342.6036.