Cox Media Group to launch website for ‘heartland conservatives’

Cox Media Group is launching “a national news website for conservative audiences that is independent, anti-propaganda and rooted in the South away from the right and left coasts,” according to ads on the Cox website. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution parent is looking for an editor-in-chief, managing editor, and content editor. Go here and type “conservative” in the keyword form to see the advertised positions.)

Cox is looking for an editor-in-chief with “an established personal brand” who is “nationally recognized as a voice for heartland conservatives.” That journalist “will be the face of the publication on TV/radio talk shows and in the public arena” and “will set the voice and tone of the publication and drive the national public conversation.”

Creative Loafing’s Thomas Wheatley writes: “Erick Erickson kinda fits the editor profile, no?”

More from the Cox ad:

This editor will mentor a small team of editors working on the 24/7 news site and offer fans/readers instant insights with humor, intelligence and transparency. The editor must establish a strong ideological narrative and lead the editorial team to find stories that mirror or magnify it. This editor embodies the soul of the publication and will be responsible for setting and meeting overall product goals and launch milestones throughout 2013 and beyond.

Cox Media Group spokesman Andy McDill tells me the company isn’t ready to disclose the site’s name or launch date. When will we get more information? “In the coming weeks, probably after the first of the year.”

* Cox planning national news website geared toward conservatives (