Denver Biz Journal seeks a managing editor

November 14, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Denver Business Journal is looking for a managing editor to serve as the newsroom’s chief operating officer. This leader must possess a solid news sense and a high level of confidence in orchestrating the many simultaneous actions of the editorial team members while contributing to the long-term vision of the DBJ.

As the newsroom’s most hands-on manager and coach of reporters, the ME brings ideas, inspiration and guidance to the staff, and actively directs the daily deployment of resources online, in print and on social media.

While the ME oversees and ensures the smooth flow of content from conception to publishing on all platforms, the ideal candidate is particularly adept at and has a particular passion for digital excellence.

Organization is key for this management position, which reports directly to the editor-in-chief.

Skills & Experience
  • Drive to create a collegial, collaborative newsroom culture and vibe in person and remotely.
  • Aptitude for managing both people and content.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Belief that serving your community and audience is a newsroom’s chief responsibility.
  • Interest in inspiring, motivating and mentoring reporters, editors and other staff members.
  • Strong desire for growth and change.
  • Comfortable operating in a rapidly evolving media environment.
  • Wordsmith with a talent for reporting and story development.
  • Ability to work independently.
Job Responsibilities
  • Serve as a motivational force in our hybrid newsroom environment.
  • Edit and improve a steady stream of reporting.
  • Lead by example, contributing reporting as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with reporters, editors, photographers, designers and others to manage deadlines and maximize the impact of stories.
  • Make snap judgments about how best to tell and prioritize Business Journal stories.
  • Work well under pressure while maintaining a keen editing eye.
  • Guide and contribute to large-scale editorial projects.
  • Monitor and distill newsroom analytics.

To apply, go here.

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