Managing Editor

Duluth, MN
Depends on Experience
Aug 28, 2019
Job Type
Full Time
The Duluth News Tribune is hiring a full-time Managing Editor who will be responsible for day to day activities and supervision of the daily newspaper's newsroom for multiple platforms.

Responsibilities include:
  • Assist editors/executive editor in setting direction for the newsroom. Makes decisions on selecting material for publication and which events will be covered.
  • Directs the activities of the daily newspaper's newsroom.
  • Supervises employees, establishes schedules and conducts performance reviews, interviews, hires and trains subordinates.
  • Work with the editor/executive editor to plan stories and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Leads and helps execute enterprise and investigative reporting projects.
  • Edits complex stories and improves reporting and writing through draft versions.
  • Interacts with the public.
  • Generates stories and visual ideas.
  • Pursues strong working relationships with others within and outside the company.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, mass communications or related field.
  • Newsroom and editing experience prefered.
  • Five years experience in a newsroom setting or equivalent combination.
  • Knowledge of human resource/supervisory rules and policies.
  • Knowledge of AP style, the Freedom of Information Act and libel laws.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills to include computers.
  • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and/or groups.
  • Ability to promote teamwork and interdepartmental cooperation.
  • Ability to motivate others.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and a driving record that is insurable by the company.
  • Must carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required by the company.
  • Must be able to work days, nights, and /or holidays.

About the Organization
At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.

Today, we're a leading media and technology company that's home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.

Come for the perks:

Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.

Stay for the people:

Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

EOE Statement
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.