Assistant Managing Editor

New York
May 14, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Ms. Lynn Starace
Full Time
The Assistant Managing Editor (AME) is an integral part of Law360's busy newsroom. The AME is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the newsroom with the goal of refining coverage. This position manages a team of legal new reporters and works under the Managing Editor.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assign news stories
Assign features
Develop story ideas
Conduct competitive analysis for assigned sections
Complete structural edits for articles
Review newsletter content
Arrange stories in newsletters
Work with reporters to improve pitching, writing, developing stories
Provide continuous feedback to reporters to ensure staff development
Notify Managing Editor of recurring problems in reporting and writing; provide feedback on overall reporter performance
Train and mentor new hires
Improve editorial routines; update editorial wiki as necessary
Analyze traffic and reader feedback
Participate in editorial advisory board meetings
Step in for Managing Editor to fulfill duties as necessary

Performance indicators:
Traffic growth for designated sections
Sales growth for designated sections
Correction rate for designated sections
Scoops (competitive analysis)

Required for consideration:
2+ years experience managing a team of reporters
2+ years experience as an editor at daily business or legal publication
2+ years experience as a corporate transactions editor
5+ years editing or writing experience

Please note; qualified candidates will be asked to complete writing and reporting tests electronically.

Law360 offers a casual and flexible work environment, comprehensive benefits (including; medical, dental, generous paid time off, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and a pre-tax commuter program), and competitive salary with bonus eligibility.

Portfolio Media, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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