Dayton Business Journal seeks a managing editor
The Dayton Business Journal is looking for a Managing Editor.
The managing editor of a business journal is the newsroom’s chief operating officer, overseeing and ensuring the smooth flow of content from conception to publishing on all platforms. In an innovative, scrappy newsroom like the DBJ’s, the position also includes a fair amount of reporter coaching, content creation, and picking up projects that need picking up. The ideal Dayton ME is a capable lieutenant, an exceptional journalist and a strong player-coach.
Strong news judgment and a solid news sense An ability to make snap judgments about how best to tell stories An aptitude for managing both people and content An interest in inspiring, motivating and mentoring reporters, editors and other staff members Keen organizational skills A strong desire for growth and change Belief that serving your audience is a newsroom’s chief responsibility Exceptional communication skills A drive to create a collegial, collaborative newsroom culture and vibe
Proven interest in and aptitude for team leadership (even when you’re not officially the leader) Coaching skill a must Comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment 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 Weekly print experience in a business news operation a plus
Minimum of 5 years as a beat reporter and/or editor in a vibrant newsroom.
To apply, send clips, a resume and a cover letter to Beth Hunt, director of editorial recruiting and development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.