Associate Editor

  • Full-time
  • San Diego, CA
  • Applications have closed

Website Voice of San Diego

Nonprofit news powered by members.

The Associate Editor will be a key player in the organization. Working under the direction of the Managing Editor, the Associate Editor will collaborate with the Assistant Editor and our team of journalists and free-lancers. The ideal candidate should have strong news judgment, excellent editing skills and the ability to work well in a team. A flexible, creative approach and a broader sense of trends across mobile news delivery are desirable.


·         In coordination with the managing editor, work with staff writers to optimize daily offerings.

·         Assist with story preparation and review. Conduct line editing, fact-checking and copy editing.

·         Write and edit daily posts, particularly short posts and daily round-ups.

·         Solicit and manage op eds, letters and commentaries from the public, in coordination with editors.

·         Manage existing media partnerships (NBC, KOGO) and cultivate new partnerships. Coordinate the San Diego Explained partnership with NBC.

·         Attend weekly editorial meetings.

·         Other assignments as identified.


·         Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or a related/equivalent degree is required;

·         Four years of reporting/writing/editing experience at a newspaper, preferably online media;

·         Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and contributors.

·         Must possess extreme attention to detail and accuracy; must be able to schedule and plan effectively to meet deadlines, must possess advanced internet and data researching skills and an understanding of how to write and publish for the Web.

·         Must have strong writing, editing and communication skills; write clearly and concisely; be accurate and unbiased; be curious and creative.


Launched in 2005, Voice of San Diego was the first digital nonprofit news organization to serve a local community in the US. Its founders, longtime columnist and editor Neil Morgan and entrepreneur Buzz Woolley, felt the region desperately needed more reporting and journalistic competition. VOSD made a name nationally with hard-hitting investigative reports and created a new business model for supporting that kind of journalism that hundreds of others have imitated across the country. VOSD is committed to civic engagement and opportunities for San Diego residents to discuss and debate the issues that affect their quality of life. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, VOSD is fully funded by individual members, major charitable gifts, foundations and community partnerships. VOSD is based in downtown San Diego, with an annual budget of $1.8 million and a dedicated board of eight community leaders.