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Editorial Director

Job Summary

IRE is seeking a media professional to work full time as Editorial Director, overseeing publication of the quarterly IRE Journal, biweekly e-newsletters Quick Hits and I-Team Toolkit, news releases, IRE social media channels and overall marketing initiatives.

With input from fellow staff members, the Editorial Director serves as IRE’s voice on social media and helps shape what the public sees on the IRE website.  This is a great opportunity for a journalist who wants to help bolster investigative journalism around the world. The content produced by IRE is used by thousands of professionals and students. You’ll also have the opportunity to support the next generation of journalists by working with Missouri School of Journalism students.

The position, which reports to the Executive Director, is responsible for the following areas:

Publications: The Editorial Director plans content, writes and edits copy, handles publication budgets, works with contract writers and designers and manages distribution platforms for IRE publications, including The IRE Journal.

Social media and marketing: The Editorial Director manages IRE’s social media accounts, posts, social graphics and social media marketing campaigns.

Website: Writes blog posts; helps ensure IRE’s brand and identity remain consistent across all digital channels.

Contest: The Editorial Director is staff liaison for the Don Bolles Medal and Golden Padlock Award contests, which are conducted by IRE members.

Management: The Editorial Director hires and manages a part-time communications assistant, several part-time journalism students and contract writers and designers as well as volunteer writers.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication: Must be able to clearly and thoughtfully communicate IRE’s mission to a variety of stakeholders across many platforms. Strong writing, editing and social media skills are required.
  • WordPress: Familiarity with WordPress is required.
  • Time management: Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects independently, meeting deadlines and budget.
  • Collaboration: Demonstrated ability to work with people inside and outside the organization on a variety of projects. If you don’t enjoy teamwork and collaboration, this isn’t the job for you.
  • Organization: Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to document workflow and work in a transparent environment.
  • Responsibility and leadership: Must be able to demonstrate editorial leadership and good management skills, ability to navigate legal and ethical dilemmas, and lead by example.
  • Creativity: Ability to develop and execute innovative ideas.

Location: By remote


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Salary Range: $28.65 - $31.25/ hour ($55,000-$60,000/ year)

Grade: GGS-009

UniversityTitle: EDITOR II

Internal applicants can determine their university title by access the Talent Profile in myHR.


Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Application Materials

Please have your resume and cover letter prepared as PDF files to upload. The university application process is time-consuming, so please give yourself enough time to meet the deadline.

If you have questions, please contact IRE Executive Director Diana Fuentes at

Application Deadline

April 22, 2022

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


Organization: Investigative Reporters and Editors
Location: Remote
Date Posted: April 19, 2022
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