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Crain’s Detroit Business seeks an assistant ME

May 15, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Crain's DetroitCrain’s Detroit Business seeks an assistant managing editor.

The right candidate will have a track record of overseeing big stories and comfort in shifting between daily breaking news and a weekly print newspaper. This editor will manage a high-producing team of reporters, assigning and editing breaking news and enterprise with a premium on scoops and news our business audience can’t get elsewhere. A successful candidate will be able to conceive, assign, edit and execute stories that matter.


  • Assigning and editing stories for news-oriented business publication.
  • Managing and guiding reporters in breaking news and producing deep enterprise that spurs action.
  • Editing and polishing stories to engage readers, and bring them the information they need to succeed.
  • Maintaining weekly and longer-term coverage plans and story budgets.
  • Coordinating staff reporters, freelancers, photographers and digital producers to appropriately package stories for maximum impact.
  • Occasional speaking appearances at Crain’s events or in other media.

Basic Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • At least 5 years of journalism experience, including reporting, copyediting, headline writing, page layout in a dead-line driven newsroom.
  • Experience managing staff and freelancers.
  • Strong macro-level editing skills: stakes, structure, story, pacing.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with an eye for the big picture and an ear for fine details.
  • Strong micro-level editing skills: facts, aesthetics, tone, voice, clarity.
  • Must be comfortable being a part of the working editorial team.
  • Must be an organized, confident and well-spoken professional who can perform in a collaborative environment while achieving challenging goals.
  • Ability to work onsite in Detroit newsroom.
  • Occasional night and weekend work, typically done remotely, is required.
  • Online portfolio or links to recent and relevant work.


  • Past editorial management experience and business journalism experience.
  • Experience in both print and digital formats a plus.
  • Ability to think outside of the box and offer new ideas.
  • Experience managing reporters and / or freelancers
  • Proficiency in social media
  • Entrepreneurial in spirit, open to new ideas and not afraid of change.

To apply, go here.

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