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Albuquerque Business First seeks managing editor

October 10, 2019

Posted by Yvonne Zacharias

Albuquerque Business First is seeking a managing editor to lead its newsroom in central New Mexico.

The managing editor is the newsroom’s chief operating officer, overseeing and ensuring the smooth and orderly flow of news and information from conception to publishing on all platforms.

The M.E. is charged with guiding the constant programming efforts of the news 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.

This person runs the operational side of the newsroom, ensuring story and project assignments are made, story and production deadlines adhered to and editorial standards met. He or she will develop, oversee, edit and write stories, work directly with reporters throughout the day on stories of all types and steer them toward beat-driven exclusive stories and scoops.

He or she must also meet or exceed goals relating to audience-engagement such as page views, unique users, repeat visits, direct traffic, social media followings and growth, email newsletter circulation growth, paid print subscribership and other such measures.

Duties also include orchestrating staff-produced media – images, charts, infographics — for multiple products across multiple platforms. Specifically, this requires conceptualizing storytelling strategies with reporters and making snap decisions on where best to route media.

Three to five years of management and/or team leadership experience is required.

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