Managing Editor

Crain Communications Inc. in Chicago, IL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Description Crain's Chicago Business seeks a dynamic leader and experienced Managing Editor to guide its print and digital news team. This editor will operate at a high level, setting and executing the strategic direction for the newsroom. The Managing Editor will manage Crain's team of reporters, editors, researchers, designers, visual journalists and podcast producers. This role will report to Editor Ann Dwyer and support efforts that create outstanding journalism that builds loyalty, trust and engagement. We are looking for a digitally savvy leader who can inspire excellence and innovation. The ideal candidate will have significant experience managing a daily news team online and in print. This candidate will possess keen editorial judgment a deep knowledge of Chicago's business, political and cultural scene. This candidate will also have first-hand experience running a digital news site and know how to grow audience by developing unique, timely and useful content. Responsibilities + Lead Crain's newsroom in developing a daily content and social strategy that builds a large loyal audience. + Oversee the reporting, editing and design teams on the production of the weekly print edition. + Develop workflows that enable reporters, producers and editors to work efficiently and effectively to report stories on the optimal platform at the optimal time. + Coach and train the newsroom on digital best practices, including metrics and analytics, audience research and cultivating source development through social media. Basic Qualifications + Candidates must have at least five years of editing experience. + Outstanding news judgment and demonstrated experience leading creative daily news coverage that builds and serves a loyal, engaged audience. + Deep knowledge of Chicago's business, political and cultural history. + Excellent editing ability and demonstrated skill in working under deadline pressure. + Demonstrated experience as a newsroom manager in hiring, growing and inspiring journalists. + Demonstrated project management experience. + Demonstrated ability to think strategically and act quickly on new digital audience growth opportunities. + Solid understanding of content management systems and web-based products and standards. + Experience building large, loyal audiences through SEO, UX, audience analytics and social media. + Excellent communication and presentation skills, verbal and written, with the ability to effectively collaborate across the organization, including with Crain's events and audience teams. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay. Preferences + Candidate will have five-plus years of business editing experience. Brand Overview For more than 30 years, the sole mission of Crain's Chicago Business has been to provide local business news and information to Chicago's most influential executives. In print, online, through in-person events, mobile or video, Crain's Chicago Business is Where the Who's Who Read What's What. @crainschicago Click HERE to visit us in our Chicago office Company Overview Crain Communications has been at the forefront of the publishing industry for more than a century. Combining information with innovation, Crain delivers the story you can't get anywhere else. As a privately held company, we maintain a personal responsibility for elevating our work to be the best it can be. Every editor, reporter and correspondent at Crain shares the responsibility of ensuring the editorial independence and importance of our work. With an Audience First focus and uncompromising integrity, we strive to make a real impact for the individuals and industries we serve. While other media companies report the news, Crain gives it meaning. We add context to content, infuse information with insights, and initiate connections as well as conversations. Crain Communications offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, profit sharing, and a friendly work environment. This is a great time to join our organization -- a profitable, well established publishing leader. @CrainComm #CrainCareers #MyCrainView #CrainCares Follow Crain on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Glassdoor Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) </script>

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