Managing Editor

Pittsburgh Business Times, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date PostedApril 16, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time

Pittsburgh Business Times, an award-winning business news organization in one of the most dynamic business markets in the country, is looking for a Managing Editor. It’s a great time to be a business journalist in Pittsburgh – the city is in the midst of a transformation and rapidly diversifying its economic base.

As Managing Editor, you will be the newsroom’s chief operating officer, overseeing and ensuring the smooth flow of content from conception to publishing on all platforms. As the newsroom’s most hands-on manager and coach of reporters, the ME brings ideas, inspiration, and guidance to the staff, and actively directs the deployment of resources online, on mobile, in email, print and on social. The ME reports directly to the Editor in Chief.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Strong news judgment and a solid news sense
  • An ability to make snap judgments about how to tell stories
  • A proven ability to manage people and content
  • An interest in inspiring, motivating and mentoring reporters, editors and other staff members
  • A strong desire to agitate for growth and change, and to bring innovative ideas to the table
  • Belief that serving your audience is a newsroom’s chief responsibility
  • An interest in community outreach
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Keen organizational skills
  • A drive to create a collegial, collaborative newsroom culture and vibe

Required education, experience and skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of management and/or team leadership experience
  • Comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment
  • Daily, and preferably, weekly experience for a business news operation
  • Beat reporting experience
  • Strong wordsmith with a demonstrated talent for story development
  • Adept editor with an eye toward accuracy
  • Great headline writer who knows how to engage an audience
  • Hands-on experience in guiding and contributing to large-scale editorial projects
  • Ease working in a digital environment and on social media

To apply, send your resume and a snappy cover letter to Beth Hunt,

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