News Editor

Madison, WI

About the job

The Cap Times is looking for a key leader who will help move our newsroom forward at a critical time, as we hire several new reporters to our staff. Working with other editors, this person will develop coverage plans on city government, education, development and more. Strong writing skills and a sharp editing eye are essential for this job, as this editor will help reporters craft smart angles for news features, analyses and investigations, as well as daily stories.

Other important qualities for this position include curiosity, flexibility and top-notch people and coaching skills. The news editor will lead a team of reporters and direct, motivate and help develop their reporting and writing chops.

This person will have the ability to connect local politics to national issues, events and trends. Candidates should have a strong news background and be able to recognize, prioritize and aggressively pursue stories. More diverse sourcing and better coverage of communities of color in Madison are priorities for our newsroom, so we’re looking for someone who also values this goal.

To apply, please fill out this form

(, then send a resume, cover letter and five samples of your work to executive editor Katie Dean at kdean at madison dot com.