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Boston Business Journal seeks ME

August 4, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Boston Business JournalThe Boston Business Journal is seeking a dynamic, digitally savvy editor to join its fast-paced, award-winning newsroom.

The Managing Editor (M.E.) is 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 Executive Editor, the Managing Editor 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. If you thrive in an environment where you are leading and coaching reporters as they break news at a rapid pace, consider joining Boston Business Journal’s team.


Primary Responsibilities:

– Run the operational side of the newsroom, ensuring content assignments are made, story and production deadlines adhered to and editorial standards met.

– Develop, oversee and edit stories.

– Work directly with reporters and manage them throughout the day on stories of all types; steer reporters toward beat-driven hard news breaks and scoops.

– Work with associate editors to 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.

– Orchestrate staff-produced content – 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 content.

– Regularly participate in and attend Business Journal sponsored events.

– Take on any other assignment made by manager(s).


Hands-on experience in guiding and contributing to large-scale editorial projects

– Strong news judgment

– Strong organizational and copy editing skills

– Comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment

– Vision for success in a digital world and for journalism with impact

– Beat reporter experience

– Strong wordsmith who has demonstrated a talent for reporter and story development

– Exposure to online environment and social media; online reporting a plus.


Three to five years of management preferred


Bachelor’s degree

Boston Business Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable city, state or federal law.

Send resume, cover letter and clips to editor Doug Banks at

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