Insider Editor

Location: Raleigh, NC

Department: Insider

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

JOB SUMMARY: The Insider Editor manages content for the Insider State Government News Service, writing both news and opinion relating to state government and politics in North Carolina. The Insider Editor has a desk at the legislature and works there much of the year. The Insider Editor has responsibility for the Insider newsletter's daily news package, writing original news reports and directing the efforts of the Insider's news team while coordinating with the state news desk of The News & Observer. The Insider Editor also writes a column on state government and politics that appears in newspapers across the state.



  • To write original news items to appear in the Insider newsletter.
  • To write reported columns on state government and politics for the member papers of the Capitol Press Association and for the Insider's weekly newsletter, The Capitol View.
  • To help prepare a daily roundup of political news from around the state.
  • To direct news coverage for the Insider, and to coordinate with the state news desk of The News & Observer.


QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or related field. Qualified journalists will have 10 years experience in a professional news setting, and will have demonstrated exceptional reporting, writing and editing skills. Knowledge of the legislative process in general, and of North Carolina politics in particular, is strongly desired. Experience working in a new-media environment and working in multiple publishing platforms a plus. Must be familiar with AP style and able to work independently to produce clean copy under deadline.


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