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April 16, 2014
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Company: South Florida Business Journal
Seeking Editor in Chief
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  Negotiable
Ad Expires: 
May 16, 2014
Job ID: 1542939


The Editor in Chief, as the highest ranking newsroom leader, is responsible for driving product strategy and quality across all platforms and for relentlessly building audience. The EIC must be equally at home in both the print and digital spheres – but leadership and innovation must be particularly pronounced on digital platforms. To be successful, the EIC must possess well-honed hard news instincts, have a burning curiosity about business and people, a deft editing hand and be equal parts leader, entrepreneur and marketer.

Duties Include: •Define a clear and compelling vision for the look, feel and voice of our portfolio of products, including the existing print newspaper, daily emails, website, tablet and mobile. •Drive staff adaptation to new mediums, platforms, skill sets, story forms, and ways of doing things. •Take a proactive, hands-on approach in developing and leading reporting staff. •Share responsibility for growing print, digital and event audiences. Work with other department heads to create business and marketing plans. In collaboration with the Publisher, identify and address new business and audience opportunities to extend the brand. •Seek content syndication channels and partnerships for Business Journal content. •Meet or exceed goals relating to audience-engagement. •Embrace community and business outreach as an ambassador of the South Florida Business Journal.

Required Skills: •Inspiring, yet diplomatic. •Innovative, curious, collaborative. •Passionate, knowledgeable about business topics and coverage. •Ability to lead a high-performance newsroom driven by excellence. •Good communicator who can build on a strong newsroom culture. •Must be comfortable and thrive in a rapidly changing and uncharted media environment.

Experience: •Management and/or team leadership required; Daily, and preferable, weekly print experience for a business news operation. •Experience working in a digital news environment. •Beat reporter experience.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

About the company: The South Florida Business Journal is owned by American City Business Journals, a unit of Advance Publications Inc., which operates Conde Nast Magazines, Parade magazine, Fairchild Publications, the Golf Digest companies, Newhouse Newspapers and cable television interests. The Business Journal caters directly to leaders in one of the most dynamic regions and diverse economies in the U.S. Business leaders look to the Business Journal for local news and connections. The Business Journals’ digital network outranks, and with senior management, C-level executives and influencers. We are growing in subscribers, readers, digital audience, e-news products and event attendees. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment where you can innovate and lead, we invite you to apply. Please send your resume to Melanie Dickinson, President and Publisher, at

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