Dallas Biz Journal seeks a managing editor

October 24, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

The Dallas Business Journal managing editor 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. must bring ideas, inspiration and constant guidance to the team. Reporting directly to the editor in chief, the managing editor actively oversees and directs the deployment of resources across the many publishing platforms — web, email, print, social media, etc. – hour by hour and minute by minute.

Skills & Experience

• Experience leading journalists in a hard news environment preferred

• Must be comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment

• Must have a nose for news — both expertise in copy editing and a track record of pushing others to break news

• Experience leading a business news operation is a plus

• Beat reporter experience highly valued

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

• Familiarity with InDesign and online content management systems, SEO, analytics

Job Responsibilities

The M.E. guides a newsroom that reports much like a wire service, and as such, must possess a solid news sense, 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. Organization must be a strength, as the M.E. is responsible for the efficiency of newsgathering and news production. As with all newsrooms, resources come at a premium, and well-oiled processes are required for maximizing output. The M.E. must always be asking how the operation can run more smoothly and productively. The M.E. also is expected to serve as a change agent in the newsroom, actively advocating for the improvements and resources that take the Business Journal’s content to the next level. The M.E. must run the newsroom always with the reader in mind. Relationships with sources and outreach into the community are desirable as a value-add for the newsroom. The M.E. also serves as chief mentor for reporters, helping pave their way to continual improvement. Communication skills are critical for the M.E., who is highly influential in setting newsroom standards, mood, expectations and culture.

To apply, go here.

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