Crain Communications 's Business Assistant Managing Editor in Detroit, Michigan
Crain's Detroit Business seeks an assistant managing editor. The right candidate will have a track record of overseeing big stories and comfort in shifting between daily breaking news and a weekly print newspaper. This editor will manage a high-producing team of reporters, assigning and editing breaking news and enterprise with a premium on scoops and news our business audience can't get elsewhere. A successful candidate will be able to conceive, assign, edit and execute stories that matter. Duties * Assigning and editing stories for news-oriented business publication. * Managing and guiding reporters in breaking news and producing deep enterprise that spurs action. * Editing and polishing stories to engage readers, and bring them the information they need to succeed. * Maintaining weekly and longer-term coverage plans and story budgets. * Coordinating staff reporters, freelancers, photographers and digital producers to appropriately package stories for maximum impact. * Occasional speaking appearances at Crain's events or in other media. Basic Qualifications Needed: * Bachelor's degree or higher. * At least 5 years of journalism experience, including reporting, copyediting, headline writing, page layout in a dead-line driven newsroom. * Experience managing staff and freelancers. * Strong macro-level editing skills: stakes, structure, story, pacing. * Strong writing and editing skills with an eye for the big picture and an ear for fine details. * Strong micro-level editing skills: facts, aesthetics, tone, voice, clarity. * Must be comfortable being a part of the working editorial team. * Must be an organized, confident and well-spoken professional who can perform in a collaborative environment while achieving challenging goals. * Ability to work onsite in Detroit newsroom. * Occasional night and weekend work, typically done remotely, is required. * Online portfolio or links to recent and relevant work. Preferences: * Past editorial management experience and business journalism experience. * Experience in both print and digital formats a plus. * Ability to think outside of the box and offer new ideas. * Experience managing reporters and / or freelancers * Proficiency in social media * Entrepreneurial in spirt, open to new ideas and not afraid of change. Since 1985, Crain's Detroit Business has served southeast Michigan's business influencers and decision makers with must-have news and information that can't be found anywhere else. Industry coverage includes health care, banking/finance, sports, manufacturing, governmentublic policy, technology, education, real estate, law, entrepreneurship, advertising/marketing, defense, services, retail, food, hospitality/tourism, life sciences, energy, and transportation.