Date Posted September 23, 2022
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Job Description

Houston Chronicle Business Editor

The Houston Chronicle is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, audience-focused leader to head our award-winning business department.

Houston is the fourth largest metro area in the country and ranks third on the list of Fortune 500 companies headquartered. The Business Editor will oversee our daily and in-depth coverage of an array of business sectors, including energy, real estate, and retail.

The Business Editor will push innovative storytelling and be adept at leading the staff in producing high-impact enterprise. They will also be able to manage the drumbeat of daily stories, a slate of newsletters, reader-friendly digital graphics and a Monday business section called Texas Inc. This editor will make sure our report appeals to the many executives operating in Houston as well as making business coverage accessible to an average reader.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with editors, other reporters, photographers, and audience team members to tell impactful stories across platforms that engage and retain local subscribers and other readers
  • Conceptualizes and assigns stories aimed at growing digital subscriptions by identifying trending or important stories through social media, analytics or otherwise
  • Guides staffers through the reporting process and edits their work with excellent command of grammar, usage, and AP style
  • Elevates reporters’ stories by seizing opportunities for in-depth enterprise and investigative angles including those with statewide reach
  • Communicates quickly and effectively with reporters to break news online and follows up when appropriate with more in-depth enterprise pieces
  • Demonstrates a high comfort level with analyzing and interpreting metrics and uses them to inform coverage decisions in real-time and the long-term
  • Develops the talents of staffers, offering constructive criticism of their work.


  • Demonstrated experience managing newsroom personnel and producing high-quality news and enterprise journalism across digital and print platforms
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, English, communications, or related field preferred
  • Demonstrated success working in a deadline-driven environment
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with a proven ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks
  • Ability to speak a second language such as Spanish a plus

This is a full-time job based in Houston and is not eligible for remote work.

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Newspapers requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Hearst Newspapers will consider requests for reasonable accommodations on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

About Houston Chronicle:

The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States.

Houston Chronicle is committed to growing and retaining a more diverse workforce that better reflects the communities we serve. We strongly encourage all people of working age, who are traditionally underrepresented in the media to apply, including women, people of color, applicants with disabilities, those from the LGBTQ+ community and veterans.