Assistant Business Editor

WEHCO MEDIA   Little Rock, AR   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 21, 2023

Are you a dynamic storyteller with a keen interest in business news? The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the state's leading daily news source, is looking for a vibrant individual to join our team as an Assistant Business Editor at our bustling office in Little Rock. As part of a family-owned media company, we take pride in delivering high-quality journalism that resonates with our diverse readership.

As an assistant business editor, you'll play a crucial role in shaping our business section. Your responsibilities will include preparing the daily wire report and collaborating with the business editor and reporting staff to plan and edit compelling content. You'll be at the forefront of breaking business news, updating our award-winning website in real-time to keep our readers informed. Additionally, you'll contribute to the Sunday business section, ensuring our readers start their week with engaging and insightful content.

In this role, you'll have the opportunity to stand in seamlessly when the business editor is away, gaining valuable cross-functional experience by assisting other editorial teams during absences. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette provides a supportive environment for career advancement, and our editors have a history of holding multiple roles throughout their long and rewarding careers with us.

Dive into the heart of Arkansas business, covering a diverse range of industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, banking, and finance. Contribute to stories about major institutions like Walmart, Tyson Foods, the trucking industry, and significant steel manufacturing operations.

Immerse yourself in the lively six-county Little Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to nearly 750,000 residents. Explore the state capital, housing the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, the Clinton Presidential Center, and the new Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in historic MacArthur Park. Arkansas is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts! Enjoy activities such as biking, hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting in the natural beauty surrounding you.

We value our team members and offer a range of benefits, including paid vacation accruing after the first 90 days, holidays and sick leave, personal days, and parental leave. You'll also enjoy comprehensive health, dental, vision, and other insurance coverage, along with long-term disability and retirement plans to ensure your future well-being. Employee assistance programs are available to provide additional support when needed.


  • Journalism degree or relevant experience is required.
  • Online experience is helpful in this digital age.
  • This is a safety-sensitive position, and a drug test is required.

If you're ready to embark on an exciting career in journalism, contact Business Editor Jim Kordsmeier at Join us in delivering impactful stories that resonate with our readers and make a difference in our community!

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age 40 or older, genetic information, including family medical history, or any other legally protected class or status.