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Crain’s Detroit seeks an assistant managing editor

September 16, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Crain’s Detroit Business seeks an assistant managing editor. The right candidate will have strong digital editing skills, a track record of overseeing big stories and comfort in shifting between daily breaking news and a weekly print edition. This editor will manage a high-producing team of reporters, assigning and editing breaking stories and enterprise with a premium on scoops and news our business audience can’t get elsewhere. We’re looking for leaders who are collaborative, flexible and eager to innovate as we navigate a hybrid work environment.


  • Assigning and editing stories for news-oriented business publication; publishing copy to Web, mobile app and email newsletter platforms; and some social media posting.
  • Working with reporters to recognize and develop breaking news and deep enterprise that gets results.
  • Managing special projects as assigned.
  • 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.

Basic Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 5 years of journalism experience, including reporting, editing, headline writing, and publishing to web in a deadline-driven newsroom.
  • Experience managing staff and freelancers.
  • Strong macro-level editing skills: context, structure, pacing; and micro-level editing skills: facts, aesthetics, tone, voice, clarity.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with an eye for the big picture and an ear for fine details.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work out of Detroit newsroom as needed, currently several days per week.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in social media
  • Comfort with occasional speaking appearances at Crain’s events or in other media.

To apply, go here.

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