Editor in Chief

Denver Business Journal, Denver, Colorado

Date Posted April 06, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $90,000 to $100,000
Website http://bizjournals.com/denver

Description:

Denver Business Journal is looking for a dynamic, innovative Editor in Chief to lead a talented, seasoned newsroom that has owned business coverage in the Mile High City for decades.

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 print and digital, but leadership and innovation must be particularly pronounced on digital platforms. To be successful, the EIC must have well-honed hard news instincts, a burning curiosity about business and people, a deft editing hand, and be equal parts leader, entrepreneur and marketer.
  
Duties
• Define a clear and compelling vision for the look, feel and voice of our products, including a thriving digital news operation, a printed weekly edition and daily emails.
• Lead staff adaptation to new platforms, skill sets, story forms, and ways of doing things.
• Guide, develop and mentor reporting staff.
• Own the growth of digital and print 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.
• Meet or exceed goals relating to audience engagement.
• Embrace community and business outreach as an ambassador of the Business Journal.
• Speak to business groups and other relevant audiences on behalf of the Business Journal.
• In collaboration with the publisher, develop, assemble and moderate panel discussions on topics of interest to the Business Journal audience.

Skills
• Inspiring and diplomatic.
• Innovative, curious, collaborative.
• Passionate about covering local business news.
• Knowledgeable about business topics.
• Able to lead and drive growth in a experienced newsroom.
• Good communicator able to build and maintain a strong newsroom culture.
• Must be able to thrive in a rapidly changing and uncharted media environment.
• Innovator who brings new ideas to help grow the Denver Business Journal.

Experience
Must have proven success in newsroom management and team leadership, digital news management, line editing, running a multiplatform news operation and beat reporting.

Education
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Beth Hunt, director of editorial recruiting and development for American City Business Journals, bzhunt@bizjournals.com

The Denver Business Journal and its 40+ sister publications are part of American City Business Journals, the No. 1 source for local business news in the nation. We publish daily online, weekly in print and deliver multiple daily email products, as well as host monthly events attended by hundreds of business executives. The Denver Business Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable city, state or federal law.

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