Editor, Roll Call

Location
Washington
Posted
Sep 26, 2012
Closes
Oct 25, 2012
Contact
Jason Ingram
Role
Editor
Duration
Full Time
CQ Roll Call wants to attract and develop the best people in our industry, wherever they are from and wherever they are. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package that includes a 401(k) plan, extended vacation, health insurance, and bonus schemes that recognize and reward individual and team performance.


Roll
Call is a premier source for news, analysis and commentary on the
people and politics of Congress and Washington. Roll Call consists of a
print edition that publishes five days a week when Congress is in
session, and a companion online edition, RollCall.com, that includes all
the editorial from the print edition as well as a growing range of
unique web-only content such as daily breaking news, blogs and columns,
photography and video. Roll Call is a leading publication in the
Washington market, with revenue coming from advertising, event and
sponsorship sales as well as print and online subscriptions.

We
are looking to appoint an Editor, based in Washington, to provide
visionary leadership that will extend Roll Call's position as a
must-read, high-impact publication that upholds the highest journalistic
standards of quality, objectivity and fairness. The Editor will be
responsible for publishing each print issue and each day's web output to
those standards, as well as successfully leading, recruiting and
retaining a staff of talented and highly-motivated reporters, editors,
visual journalists and production staff. The successful candidate will
have experience in editing and managing groups of journalists and in
being responsible for ensuring that they meet regular publication
deadlines. They will bring a track record in staking out a vision for a
publication, section or website and seeing that vision realized. In
addition they should understand the role and potential of mobile media
and emerging digital technologies. Experience covering the actions of
Congress, as well as Washington politics and political campaigns, is a
must.
This role reports to the Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of CQ Roll Call.
Key responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: developing
and maintaining, in consultation with the Editorial Director, a clear
strategy for continuously improving the overall quality and impact of
content in Roll Call and RollCall.com and articulating that direction
both internally and externally; developing
and maintaining, in consultation with the Editorial Director, a clear
digital strategy that makes RollCall.com a dynamic and engaging resource
of news and information on Capitol Hill; taking
full accountability for day-to-day management of Roll Call including
ensuring the timely publication of each day's print edition and updates
to the website; and, managing
a team of reporters, editors, photographers, copy editors and
production personnel, including communicating Editorial and company
goals and values to staff and working with human resources on matters of
recruiting, retention, performance, skills enhancement and career
development.
The ideal candidate will have graduate education or equivalent work experience; seven-plus years experience as a news editor and manager; experience in online news coverage and presentation; experience covering and/or guiding the coverage of Congress and the federal government; a track record of success as an inspiring newsroom leader; excellent communication skills; an ability to maintain strong relationships laterally across an organization and able to build and manage a team; an ability to communicate company values and goals to a newsroom; and, an ability to work in a highly competitive and dynamic environment.




Each application will be evaluated against the minimum job qualifications identified in the job posting above. Failure to return the completed application will negatively impact your candidacy for the position. By returning the completed application, you will be considered an applicant, but it does not guarantee an interview.



The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal
opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We
welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs,
disability, sexual orientation or age.



Each application will be evaluated against the minimum job qualifications identified in the job posting above. Failure to return the completed application will negatively impact your candidacy for the position. By returning the completed application, you will be considered an applicant, but it does not guarantee an interview.



The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal
opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We
welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religious beliefs,
disability, sexual orientation or age.

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