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Managing Editor Sr

Gannett Canton ,OH
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Job Summary:

Leads single newsrooms or multiple teams, driving audience growth at the site(s) level. Servee as coaches and project managers. Managing Editors are the editors in most newsrooms. They are focused on driving results, growing audience and seeking best practices. These agile thinkers focus on high-interest, high-engagement journalism with an entrepreneurial spirit. They change newsroom culture from passive to progressive.

Primary Responsibilities:

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Serve as the editor for news operations overseeing staff at the local level.
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Develop and maintain strategies and specific content initiatives to promote audience growth, working with other newsroom leaders to assess successes and identify challenges through audience metrics.
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Initiates and directs special projects for their newsrooms.
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Communicates with other department heads to further editorial mission.
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Demonstrates news judgment and initiative to produce community-based stories beyond meeting and event coverage.
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Leads community engagement efforts.
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Implement strategies that will provide operational efficiencies, promote cooperation and expand shared resources among newsroom(s).
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Provide editorial guidance and content; work with other leaders to develop cost and revenue strategies that advance profitability.
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Develop and expand digital footprint for news operations, including monitoring practices and submissions required for Inner Circle certification.
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Improve selection of syndicated and other shared content, ensuring optimal use of Gannett-provided content.
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Serve as principal contact for any legal and ethical considerations that may arise regarding news operations.
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Look for partnership opportunities to enhance news coverage.
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Coordinate staff training efforts and provide coaching for staff members; promote staff development and monitor possible opportunities for advancement within Gannett.
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Work with news operation managers and human-resources staff to resolve any disciplinary problems and ensure compliance with all HR policies and procedures.
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Consistently meets deadline and budget requirements.
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Post daily (either social media or website) with the expectation to meet minimum goals set.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

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Must have good communication skills for the ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers

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Excellent knowledge of grammar, spelling and AP style
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Ability to react quickly to new developments and exercise judgement.
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Ability to juggle multiple stories and deadlines

Minimum Qualifications:

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BA degree in journalism or equivalent experience
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Minimum of 3 years' experience in supervision/management role
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Other combinations of education and experience may be considered

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest. There's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit Gannett.com/Careers to learn more!

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Canton, OH
44702 USA