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If you’re an editor seeking a new challenge, and have a passion for community journalism, you’ll want to apply to be the next editor at El Defensor Chieftain in the quaint community of Socorro, N.M., home of New Mexico Tech.

El Defensor Chieftain is part of a group of family-owned, award-winning newspapers, owned by Number Nine Media, Inc., a subsidiary of Albuquerque Publishing Co.

This award-winning weekly newspaper has been recognized as the best little newspaper in the state, winning the coveted New Mexico Press Association’s General Excellence award three times in the last four years.

The editor will handle a variety of duties, including beat reporting and news writing, photography, editing, design and layout of the newspaper, assisting the newsroom staff with website and social media management and leading a team of dedicated and professional journalists.

The position calls for someone who is deadline driven, with effective time management and organizational skills, and who will be a visible leader in the community.

Number Nine Media, Inc. offers a competitive salary, a full benefits package to include health, vision and dental insurance, a mileage stipend, a 401(k) plan, paid holidays, vacations and sick leave.

A pre-employment drug screen and background check are required.

Send your resume, a cover letter explaining why there’s no doubt you’re the right candidate for the position, along with writing and photography samples to Number Nine Media, Inc. Executive Editor Clara Garcia at cgarcia@news-bulletin.com.