Columbus Business First seeks a managing editor
Columbus Business First, an award-winning business news organization in one of the strongest markets for business in the country, is looking for a Managing Editor.
As Managing Editor, you will be the newsroom’s chief operating officer, overseeing and ensuring the smooth flow of content from conception to publishing on all platforms. As the newsroom’s most hands-on manager and coach of reporters, the ME brings ideas, inspiration, and guidance to the staff, and actively directs the deployment of resources online, on mobile, in email, print and on social. The ME reports directly to the Editor in Chief.
The ideal candidate has: – Strong news judgment and a solid news sense – An ability to make snap judgments about how to tell stories – A proven ability to manage people and content – An interest in inspiring, motivating and mentoring reporters, editors and other staff members – Keen organizational skills – A strong desire to agitate for growth and change – Belief that serving your audience is a newsroom’s chief responsibility – An interest in community outreach Exceptional communication skills – A drive to create a collegial, collaborative newsroom culture and vibe
Minimum of 3 to 5 years of management and/or team leadership experience required Comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment Daily, and preferably, weekly print experience for a business news operation Beat reporting experience Strong wordsmith who has demonstrated a talent for reporting and story development Hands-on experience in guiding and contributing to large-scale editorial projects Ease working in a digital environment and on social media.
To apply, contact Beth Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org.