Copy Desk – Portland Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald seeks an outstanding, accomplished journalist to edit stories, help run our website, lay out pages, and possibly serve as weekend news editor.

We are an ambitious news organization with high standards and a talented staff, and we need a superb editor to join our team. The person hired for this position needs many skills, and the duties may change depending on the day. Over the course of the week, this editor could edit and post staff stories, select and post national and world news, write headlines, determine the presentation of journalism on our website, lay out pages, and serve as weekend news editor.

Our editors are more than grammar sticklers. They prosecute stories, looking for holes and structural problems. They sharpen headlines, ledes and captions. They pay close attention to how our journalism is rendered digitally and improve its display without being asked.

If you are the best at what you do and share our passion for ambitious journalism, this is a great opportunity. You will be part of Maine’s finest and largest newsgathering operation, and you’ll live in a region with an extraordinarily high quality of life. A minimum of five years of daily news experience is required.

We offer:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k with company match

We are an EEO employer.

Send your resume and work samples to Executive Editor Steve Greenlee at