As the Managing Editor (M.E.) in one of the hottest markets in the country, you will be 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. is charged with bringing ideas, inspiration, and constant guidance to the content team. Reporting directly to the Editor-In-Chief (EIC), the M.E. actively oversees and directs the deployment of resources across the many publishing platforms – online, mobile, email, print, social, etc. – hour by hour, minute by minute.
The M.E. is charged with guiding the constant programming efforts of the content team, 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 editorial team members.
Organization must be a strength, as the M.E. is responsible for the efficiency of the news gathering and news production operation. 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 audience growth and connection in mind. Relationships with sources, and outreach into the community, is desirable. The M.E. also serves as chief mentor for reporters, helping pave their way to continual improvement, learning, and growth; all reporters must be managed toward excellence. Communication skills are critical for the M.E., who is highly influential in setting newsroom standards, mood, expectations, and culture.
• Daily, and preferably, weekly print experience for a business news operation
• Beat reporter experience
• Strong wordsmith who has demonstrated a talent for reporting and story development
• Serves as inspiring, motivational force in newsroom
• Hands-on experience in guiding and contributing to large-scale editorial projects
• Exposure to online environment and social media; blogging and online reporting a plus.
Minimum of 3 to 5 years of management and/or team leadership experience required.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
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