Managing Editor

Denver Business Journal

Denver, Colorado

Date Posted November 15, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $80,000-$90,000


The Denver Business Journal is looking for a managing editor to serve as the newsroom’s chief operating officer. This leader must possess a solid news sense and a high level of confidence in orchestrating the many simultaneous actions of the editorial team members while contributing to the long-term vision of the DBJ.
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 daily deployment of resources online, in print and on social media. 
While the ME oversees and ensures the smooth flow of content from conception to publishing on all platforms, the ideal candidate is particularly adept at and has a particular passion for digital excellence.
Organization is key for this management position, which reports directly to the editor-in-chief.

Job responsibilities:

  • Serve as a motivational force in our hybrid newsroom environment.
  • Edit and improve a steady stream of reporting. 
  • Lead by example, contributing reporting as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with reporters, editors, photographers, designers and others to manage deadlines and maximize the impact of stories.
  • Make snap judgments about how best to tell and prioritize Business Journal stories.
  • Work well under pressure while maintaining a keen editing eye.
  • Guide and contribute to large-scale editorial projects.
  • Monitor and distill newsroom analytics.


  • Drive to create a collegial, collaborative newsroom culture and vibe in person and remotely. 
  • Aptitude for managing both people and content.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Belief that serving your community and audience is a newsroom’s chief responsibility.
  • Interest in inspiring, motivating and mentoring reporters, editors and other staff members.
  • Strong desire for growth and change.
  • Comfortable operating in a rapidly evolving media environment.
  • Wordsmith with a talent for reporting and story development.
  • Ability to work independently.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Editing experience.
  • Beat reporter experience.
  • Preferred management and/or team leadership experience.

Apply here.

The Denver Business Journal is part of American City Business Journals, a profitable, growing news and information company. We offer:
• Exceptional benefits,
including health, dental, vision, mental health, wellness, an employee assistance program and several specific wellness programs to help employees achieve their health goals. The company pays 83% of coverage costs.
• Strong work-life balance. There's no question that we work hard every day for our audience of top-level business owners, executives and decision-makers. Then we go home, to our families and our lives outside of the office. We have generous vacation benefits, and we don't look at you funny when you decide to use them. In fact, employees are expected to take time off regularly. It's codified into company policy.
• Wide opportunities for growth. Our company is filled with people who've been with us 10, 20, 30 years, in positions of increasing responsibility. Growth opportunities aren't limited to those who are willing to pick up and move for a new challenge. You can grow right where you are, if that's how you want to do it. We offer weekly training on specific topics; training programs that prepare our journalists to take on bigger challenges and/or move up; a formal newsroom mentoring program; and funding for external training opportunities that bring new perspectives into our newsrooms.
American City Business Journals and its 45+ publications are 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 thousands of business executives. ACBJ 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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