Audience Managing Editor

Houston, Texas (US)
Competitive annual salary + health, dental, vision, and 401(k)
Nov 01, 2019
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
Full Time

The Managing Editor/Audience is the leader of the newsroom’s quest to seek, grow and maintain an engaged readership on all platforms. She/he oversees the Digital team along with the Copy and Design desks. He/she must have a grasp of the operations of all newsroom departments, leading the decision-making of what stories can resound digitally, working with the Managing Editor/Content to set a new publishing rhythm focused on our newsletter schedule, not print deadlines. The Managing Editor/Audience will play a key role in recruiting, will develop and lead regular and meaningful employee evaluations and take an interest in the development of all members of the audience team. She/he will consult regularly with the Executive Editor on broader strategic and budget issues, forming a senior management team that includes the Managing Editor/Content, the Senior Editor/Metro and the Senior Editor/Investigations.  Qualified candidates will have the ability to reach across desks and get results, and experience with analyzing digital readership trends.  Effective editor, writer and a good manager of people are critical to success.  We require BS/BA degree in journalism or equivalent; 5+ years in a leadership role managing 30+ employees, along with ability embrace change & innovation; outstanding written & verbal communication skills, with capability to lead ambitious journalism of the highest caliber.