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Forbes seeks deputy biz editor

December 13, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Forbes is looking for a deputy business editor who can identify, recruit and manage a network of outside outstanding freelance contributors across a range of industries, but with a primary focus on entertainment, media & sports business.

The deputy editor work in concert with other Forbes editors, staff writers and producers to attack the news in real-time throughout the day, coming up with a continuous stream of fresh angles and new ideas.

Ideally, a qualified candidate will have:

  • The energy and entrepreneurial spirit to raise the competitive metabolism of the entire newsroom
  • 3-5 years of experience covering business topics, preferably at the intersection of business and popular culture
  • Experience managing in a major online newsroom
  • Deep familiarity with online metrics and audience tracking systems
  • Experience recruiting and wrangling large groups of freelancers
  • Great bedside manner and patience working with non-journalist expert contributors and a team-first work ethic
  • Exceptional news judgment and proven ability at carving out distinctive angles on major news events
  • Familiarity with WordPress or similar online publishing systems
  • Passion for getting scoops, crafting great headlines and doing what it takes to win

To apply, please click here.

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