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Austin Business Journal seeks an assistant managing editor

October 20, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Assistant Managing Editor (AME) works in concert with the Managing Editor, overseeing and ensuring the smooth and orderly flow of content from conception to publishing on all platforms.

The AME must possess a solid news sense for a business journal, 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 newsroom. As a member of the office of the editor (comprised of the Editor-In-Chief, ME and AME), the AME will help ensure audience growth and reporters’ professional development.

In addition to coaching reporters and managing their work, the AME is expected to serve as a backup reporter able to quickly turn around breaking news and augment beat reporters’ work with well-sourced, enterprising stories.

The AME also may serve, at the direction of the Managing Editor, as the editorial department’s liaison with other departments in matters that pertain to awards publications, events, and other cross-departmental activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 4 years in a newsroom, preferably with beat-reporter experience
  • Familiarity with AP Style
  • Creative planning skills
  • Solid news judgment
  • Experience with management of editorial projects
  • Stickler for detail — especially when copyediting
  • Exposure to online environment and social media


Duties and Responsibilities, work schedules and/or location may change based on evolving business needs

  • You’ll be on the front line with reporters — usually touching reporter copy first, refining it, then kicking it to either the Managing Editor or Editor In Chief
  • Assist with the development and management of breaking-news articles; ensure deadlines met
  • Fill in as our fourth reporter, tackling press-release news as well as enterprising work on the level of a beat reporter
  • Track metrics and measure engagement with an eye towards constant improvement
  • Routinely determine story treatment and placement in print and daily news emails
  • Assist reporters with the creation of their weekly print section, then write headlines, subheads, cutlines, etc.
  • Manage about four special publications annually, some of which rely on freelanced work
  • Manage the ABJ’s social media presence (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Manage the ABJ homepage at least twice daily, ensuring stories are receiving proper treatment and breaking-news bars are used well
  • Manage ABJ’s researcher and the weekly list
  • In coordination with other editors, manage cover stories produced by beat reporters
  • Grow audience — constantly and relentlessly
  • Regularly participate in and attend Business Journal sponsored events
  • Take on any other assignment made by manager(s)
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues and sources

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