Assistant Managing Editor

  • Seattle, WA
  • Full Time
  • Newsroom
  • Senior Manager/Supervisor

The Seattle Times, a family-owned news organization with 11 Pulitzer Prizes and a growing staff, is looking for two Assistant Managing Editors to join its leadership team. These experienced managers will be part of a seven-person team leading a staff of nearly 170 journalists, working in a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment. We’re looking for inspiring leaders with impeccable news judgment, exacting standards, a love of coaching and mentoring others, and a longstanding commitment to furthering diversity in coverage and staffing. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Exercise broad leadership as a member of the senior management team of the newsroom. Participate in management decisions about staffing and personnel, budgeting, coverage and other strategic areas. 
  • Provide day-to-day oversight of newsroom teams as directed, overseeing work published on multiple platforms in print and online. 
  • Share responsibility for leading daily and weekly meetings and brainstorming sessions to inspire, triage and direct coverage. 
  • Use digital analytics to inform coverage decisions rooted in a subscription-based business model and prioritize our continual transformation from a legacy print newspaper company to a digitally minded, audience-focused media organization. 
  • Monitor significant stories in progress and advise editors and reporters on ways to elevate the quality of their work. 
  • Recruit and hire to fill vacancies or expand the staff when the opportunity arises, with a relentless focus on hiring for diversity among the staff. 
  • Oversee the management of employees in all respects including performance evaluations and regular feedback. Oversee efforts to strengthen retention of existing employees and connect those strategies to a focus on hiring and retaining people of color on the staff. 
  • Work closely with other business teams, including the audience, product and marketing teams, assuring the newsroom is integrated into efforts to build a sustainable business model through subscription-driven strategies. 
  • Represent The Seattle Times and its mission of local, public-service journalism at live events, via media appearances and in written communications with readers.  

 

Qualifications

We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive newsroom and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. If your profile doesn’t match this job description exactly, you may still be a candidate for this position. Please let us know how your skills and experience relate to the role and its objectives in your Cover Letter.

  • Experience: At least 7 years of newsroom experience including 5 years supervising others, or equivalent journalism experience that demonstrates the skills needed to help lead a major regional news organization.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, including the ability to manage people, teams, large projects and continuous institutional change with developed organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply news judgment and make sound ethical decisions under pressure.
  • Ability to triage, coach, listen and mediate.
  • Technological proficiency, including experience with content publishing systems for web and print publication. Ability to adapt swiftly to new technology and innovations and to lead a newsroom in those efforts. 
  • Visual literacy: Fluency in photo, graphic and video journalism.

 

Specifically, we hope to hear from candidates with experience in three or more of the following areas: 

  • News editing and assigning, including daily and long-form journalism. 
  • Directing coverage of breaking news and large, ongoing news events. 
  • Consulting with editors on deep enterprise and complex investigative stories. 
  • Oversight of features, sports, metro, business or digital departments and coverage at a daily news organization. 
  • Work with community-funded journalism initiatives, including communication with nonprofit foundations and other funders. 
  • Proven commitment to inclusive journalism practices. A track record of centering underrepresented communities in everything from framing to sourcing, word choice to presentation. 
  • Experience coaching, mentoring and developing employees to grow into their full potential as journalists. 

 

Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, Seattle Times Media Solutions combines cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.

 

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