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Company: Austin Business Journal
Managing Editor
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 7, 2013
Job ID: 1507229


The managing editor is 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, the managing editor 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. guides a newsroom that reports much like a wire service, 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 newsroom. Organization must be a strength, as the M.E. is responsible for the efficiency of the news gathering and news production operation. As with all newsrooms, resources come at a premium, and well-oiled processes are required for maximizing output. 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 the reader in mind. Relationships with sources and outreach into the community is desirable as a value-add for the news gathering operation. The M.E. also serves as chief mentor for reporters, helping pave their way to continual improvement.
Communication skills are critical for the M.E., who is highly influential in setting newsroom standards, mood, expectations and culture.

• Comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment • Daily, and preferably, weekly print experience for a business news operation • Beat reporter experience • Strong wordsmith who has demonstrated a talent for reporter and story development • Demonstrated ability to serve 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. • Proficient in InDesign • Familiarity with online content management systems, SEO, analytics

Minimum 2 years of management experience in a hard-news environment

How to apply: Please email resume/clips to Editor Colin Pope at



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