Indianapolis Biz Journal seeks a managing editor
Indianapolis Business Journal is looking for a strong and versatile newsroom leader to help coordinate our daily news coverage, oversee social media and plan stories for daily and weekly email newsletters. We are an award-winning, growing news organization looking for an editor who can kick our digital presence into high gear.
IBJ has a newsroom of 18 reporters, editors and artists who cover technology, real estate, banking, manufacturing, philanthropy, health care, government and politics. We’ve dedicated a top journalist to investigative reporting, and we are committed to covering not just the city’s corporate community but small business, workforce development, diversity issues and poverty.
IBJ publishes a weekly printed paper and produces significant daily coverage at IBJ.com that is distributed through more than a dozen email newsletters (three of them sent daily). Parent company IBJ Media—which is locally owned and managed—also publishes The Indiana Lawyer every other week.
The managing editor is the No. 2 newsroom editor with the following duties:
- Coordinates daily and online news coverage, including planning for newsletters.
- Edits daily and print stories.
- Posts stories and photos, coordinates and creates online graphics, and creates photo galleries.
- Handles newsroom social media accounts.
- Works with reporters to develop enterprise stories for the weekly newspaper, edits stories and helps on production day.
- Edits the weekly IBJ Podcast.
A strong candidate will have:
- Editing and management experience in a newsroom setting.
- An ability to write, edit and make decisions quickly.
- Experience managing social media.
- Multimedia skills, including work with photos, audio and video.
- Experience covering business, government and politics.
IBJ offers a chance to work in an affordable capital city with a metro area population of more than 2 million people but in a smaller newsroom with plenty of opportunity to make a big impact. In Indianapolis, you will find professional sports, world class museums and performance venues, and neighborhoods filled with great restaurants, bike trails and parks.
Our offices are located on the city’s historic Monument Circle—the literal and figurative heart of Indianapolis, just blocks from stadiums, the Statehouse, the City Market and much more. Our commutes are short, our public transportation is expanding and our city and suburbs are both thriving.
To apply, email a resume, a cover letter explaining why the position appeals to you and examples of stories you’ve written or coverage you’ve directed and edited to Editor Lesley Weidenbener (firstname.lastname@example.org).