South Florida Business Journal seeks a managing editor
The South Florida Business Journal is looking for a Managing Editor.
Summary: As the Managing Editor (M.E.) in one of the hottest markets in the country, you will be the newsroom’s chief operating officer, overseeing and ensuring the smooth and orderly flow of content from conception to publishing on all platforms. As the newsroom’s most hands-on manager and coach of reporters, the M.E. is charged with bringing ideas, inspiration, and constant guidance to the content team. Reporting directly to the Editor-In-Chief (EIC), the M.E. actively oversees and directs the deployment of resources across the many publishing platforms – online, mobile, email, print, social, etc. – hour by hour, minute by minute.
The M.E. is charged with guiding the constant programming efforts of the content team, and as such, must possess a solid news sense, an ability to make snap judgments about the proper treatment of stories, and a high level of confidence in orchestrating the many simultaneous actions of the editorial team members.
Organization must be a strength, as the M.E. is responsible for the efficiency of the news gathering and news production operation. The M.E. must always be asking how the operation can run more smoothly and productively. The M.E. also is expected to serve as a change agent in the newsroom, actively advocating for the improvements and resources that take the Business Journal’s content to the next level.
The M.E. must run the newsroom always with audience growth and connection in mind. Relationships with sources, and outreach into the community, is desirable. The M.E. also serves as chief mentor for reporters, helping pave their way to continual improvement, learning, and growth; all reporters must be managed toward excellence. Communication skills are critical for the M.E., who is highly influential in setting newsroom standards, mood, expectations, and culture.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- 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 reporter experience
- Strong wordsmith who has demonstrated a talent for reporting and story development
- Serves as inspiring, motivational force in newsroom
- Hands-on experience in guiding and contributing to large-scale editorial projects
- Exposure to online environment and social media; blogging and online reporting a plus.
About the company: The South Florida Business Journal is owned by American City Business Journals, a unit of Advance Publications Inc., which operates Conde Nast Magazines, Parade magazine, Fairchild Publications, the Golf Digest companies, Newhouse Newspapers and cable television interests.
The Business Journal caters directly to leaders in one of the most dynamic regions and diverse economies in the U.S. Business leaders look to the Business Journal for local news and connections. The Business Journals’ digital network outranks wsj.com, nytimes.com and forbes.com with senior management, C-level executives and influencers. We are growing in subscribers, readers, digital audience, e-news products and event attendees. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, we invite you to apply.
Please send your resume and cover letter to Mel Meléndez, editor in chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org.