Investigations/Enterprise Editor

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fort Worth, Texas

Date Posted July 22, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Investigative
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://www.star-telegram.com

Description:

The investigations/enterprise editor will lead, manage, and inspire a team of journalists as they produce powerful public-service, investigative and enterprise journalism for readers in our local community and region. The editor will also be involved in overall newsroom planning in coordination with the editor and managing editor. The editor will develop and execute investigative/public service/enterprise projects. The editor will also work with reporters not necessarily on his or her team to develop investigative and community service reporting from routine beat reporting.

The editor must have the highest journalism ethics and sound judgment; extraordinary skills as an editor; a commitment to understanding issues his or her team reports on; the ability to coach and collaborate with reporters and other editors to achieve high-quality journalism; a deep understanding of and enthusiasm for the modern, digital news ecosystem; a firm grasp of the art and the science of reaching digital readers through search, social media and other distribution channels; a complete commitment to defending the values of the First Amendment, holding leaders and institutions accountable, and speaking truth to power.

Our future lies in digital, and the editor will lead his or her team to focus squarely on serving the measurable needs and interests of digital readers. This will require a passion for reaching digital readers and growing digital readership as well as the ability to ignite that passion in others; the regular use of readership analytics and other data to inform decision-making; and a commitment to and skill in producing exclusive, high-impact journalism.

The investigations/enterprise editor plays a crucial part in coaching reporters to put our readers at the center of everything we do. He or she will discuss every story idea with a reporter or visual journalist, asking who would care about the story. When necessary, the investigations/enterprise editor must be the one to reject ideas or stories that do not fit McClatchy’s mission -- freeing the reporter to spend time on work that matters to our readers. The editor will also monitor his or her reporters’ progress, ensuring everyone has the training and coaching needed to succeed in the new audience-focused mission.
 

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