Pittsburgh Business Times seeks editor in chief
Pittsburgh Business Times is looking for an innovative Editor in Chief to lead a seasoned newsroom that has owned business coverage in the Steel City for decades.
The Editor in Chief, as the highest-ranking newsroom leader, is responsible for driving product strategy and quality across all platforms and for relentlessly building audience. The EIC must be equally at home in both print and digital, but leadership and innovation must be particularly pronounced on digital platforms.
To be successful, the EIC must have well-honed hard news instincts, a burning curiosity about business and people, a deft editing hand, and be equal parts leader, recruiter, entrepreneur and marketer.
Define a clear and compelling vision for the look, feel and voice of our products, including a thriving digital news operation, a printed weekly edition, daily emails, tablet and mobile products. Lead staff adaptation to new platforms, skill sets, story forms, and ways of doing things. Guide, develop and mentor reporting staff. Own the growth of digital and print audiences. Work with other department heads to create business and marketing plans. In collaboration with the Publisher, identify and address new business and audience opportunities to extend the brand. Meet or exceed goals relating to audience engagement. Embrace community and business outreach as an ambassador of the Business Times. Speak to business groups and other relevant audiences on behalf of the Business Times. In collaboration with the publisher, develop, assemble and moderate panel discussions on topics of interest to the Business Times audience.
Inspiring and diplomatic. Innovative, curious, collaborative. Passionate about covering local business news. Knowledgeable about business topics. Able to lead a scrappy, high-performance newsroom. Good communicator able to build and maintain a strong newsroom culture. Must be able to thrive in a rapidly changing and uncharted media environment. Innovator who brings new ideas to help grow the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Newsroom management and/or team leadership required. Digital news management essential. Experience running a multiplatform news operation key. Beat reporting experience a must.
To apply, send clips, resume and a cover letter to Beth Hunt, director of editorial recruiting and development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.