Dallas Morning News seeks assistant biz editor

March 13, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

The Dallas Morning News is seeking a dynamic and audience-focused, watchdog-minded and innovative assistant business editor excited by the challenge of driving digital news coverage in one of the most vibrant business markets in the nation.

Dallas-Fort Worth, the nation’s fourth-largest metro market, is a business journalist’s dream. It’s loaded with Fortune 500 headquarters, a growing biotech scene and the corporate offices of an estimated 10,000 companies. It’s where business touches every aspect of life.

The assistant editor will join a high-performing 10-person business team and lead a group of reporters covering topics such as retail, real estate, aviation and diverse business communities. The News competes with local, state and national newsrooms, requiring this editor to deftly manage quick-turn stories with high-impact journalism that makes The News the go-to source for news.

How will you know if you’re the right fit? First and foremost, you’ll have a track record of leading reporters with varying levels of experience to outstanding accomplishments, accountability journalism that surprises and fosters change and possess a mastery for how to engage new and existing readers.

Other key traits:

  • You enjoy working in a highly-collaborative environment with reporters, photographers and audience and planning hubs to produce stories across platforms that engage and retain subscribers and extend our brand to new readers.

  • You’re comfortable finding stories from trending topics and social media, and skilled at analyzing and interpreting digital metrics to inform coverage decisions.

  • You elevate reporters’ work by helping them spot in-depth enterprise and investigative angles.

  • You’re a master of SEO best practices and ways to optimize a story’s digital presentation, from writing compelling headlines to building in links, tags and visual elements to further engage readers.

To apply, go here.

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