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Assistant Managing Editor

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Assistant Managing Editor REF#: JG30691
Star Metro Alberta
Location: Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: July 2, 2019
Salary:

Description

We are looking for a highly motivated assistant managing editor with strong management and organizational skills, exceptional writing talent, a meticulous approach to work, and a razor-sharp news sense.
 
You have a strong work ethic and are passionate about our mission: Investigate. Report. Effect change.
 
Reporting to the managing editor, you will assist in setting the local news agenda with the aim of maximizing StarMetro’s position as the trusted and timely information source for all of Alberta.
 
The location of this role can potentially be based in either Edmonton or Calgary.
 
This entry-level management job requires some experience mentoring young reporters to improve skills such as, but not limited to, pitching stories, interviewing sources on high-stakes stories, and crafting complex stories with an eye toward reaching a new digital audience.
 
You will play a key role in the development of powerful, in-depth, and compelling stories of the events and issues affecting the everyday lives of people in Alberta, with a special focus on enterprise reporting. You are brilliant at strengthening reporters’ stories and have a proven track record for engaging audiences through on-the-ground storytelling and analysis of the events shaping daily their lives.
 
You are able to multi-task like a champion. You like to work collaboratively.
 
Atmosphere is focused, deadline-driven, and devoted to quality.

Qualifications

  • A passion for content, particularly coverage that leads to change
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and team-building skills are a must
  • An ability to coach and guide reporters in producing thoughtful, relevant, well-written, accurate and balanced enterprise stories
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Familiar with SEO concepts
  • At least five years’ experience working for print or online news publication(s)
  • Prior newsroom or media outlet management experience
  • Multilingualism is a bonus


Please send resume and a cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board and apply online here.



 
 

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