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Miami Herald seeks a business editor

June 27, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

 (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The Business Editor is a key leadership role on a team of journalists focused on leading business and economic coverage in South Florida. This editor is responsible for guiding reporters on daily coverage and enterprise articles for print and online—including features and news analysis.

The business editor will work alongside the other content editors — managing editor, audience growth editor— as well as our Editor. Together, this group will use audience behavior data to decide on all editorial content being produced, as well as what distribution platforms (digital, print, newsletters, etc.) to leverage in the promotion of that work.

This editor will guide reporting with a specific local audience in mind, helping steer story selection and development, using data to break new ground in reporting, identifying opportunities to bring fresh business-focused angles to the intersection between business and local economy, as well as news current events and policy. This editor will help line edit content on a daily basis from a team covering a range of business-related topics.

The idea candidate should demonstrate the ability to:

  • Generate story ideas and exercise creativity in how to cover technology, tourism, real estate and economic disparity in a diverse community at the crossroads of the U.S, Latin America and the Caribbean. Spanish language competency is a definite plus.
  • Lead daily news coverage while planning and executing longer-term enterprise and projects.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and supervise a team. Requires superior people and mentoring skills and knowledge of good management practices.
  • Help plan and execute visual stories and outreach to the South Florida business community.
  • Maintain Miami Herald standards at all times in editing rigor, accuracy, and fairness.
  • Work collaboratively with fellow editors, visual staff, our social team, and interactive team.


  • Exceptional judgment in conceiving and assigning stories and strong line-editing skills; the ability to work collaboratively with a team of experienced reporters.
  • Ability to conceptualize content that keeps the audience first across existing, new and emerging platforms.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a reporter/writer or editor, preferably with a strong background or demonstrated interest in business and technology coverage.
  • A readiness to work in a fast-moving news environment and to juggle multiple stories and tasks.
  • Record as a collaborative leader with sound judgment, problem-solving and decision-making ability.
  • Command of key tools of audience engagement, from search engine optimization to sharp social headline writing.

To apply, go here.

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