The Adirondack Explorer, a 22-year-old nonprofit newsmagazine covering New York's 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, is looking for a first-rate editor-in-chief to oversee coverage of challenges and opportunities facing this globally important region. This is a chance to cover global issues on a local landscape that ranks as the East’s greatest expanse of wildlands, covering a mix of public lands, designated wilderness areas, private timber holdings and revered lakes.
The successful candidate should have a news background and at least five years’ experience as an editor who works across platforms and story formats. Must be adept at writing, editing and comfortable managing a small staff of reporters along with freelance reporters, columnists, artists and photographers. The workload is split between daily work for the Adirondack Explorer website and more in-depth investigations and explainers for a print magazine that publishes six times a year.
Candidates should have a keen interest in environmental and conservation issues, outdoor recreation and the unique social, political and economic realities of the Adirondack Park.
Must have hands-on experience with digital platforms and social media.
Pay is competitive and the position offers health and retirement benefits.
Did we mention the 6-million-acre park? It’s a remote wonderland of woods, waters and mountains, an ideal setting for someone who loves being in nature as much as covering it.
Send resume and links to writing to Tracy Ormsbee, Publisher at Tracy@adirondackexplorer.org