Executive Editor - DNJ
|April 18, 2012 - May 01, 2012|
|Salary Range:||$71,800 - $107,600|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Description:||Gannett seeks a top editor for the Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro, TN. This position requires an individual with the highest level of journalism credentials, solid business acumen, and finely honed leadership skills. Must demonstrate proven understanding of the digital future of news and information and advance the seamless integration of digital and print. The editor sets the tone and strategic approach for content. The successful candidate must cultivate a deep understanding of the key audiences and communities to be served and create new approaches to more fully engage them. Additionally, the editor must work to balance customer needs with business imperatives, aligning resources to provide the greatest impact possible. Strong digital acumen is absolutely essential. The editor must have the ability to lead a team to create compelling content and must have a proven track record at performance management. The position reports to the Executive Editor / Vice President of News at The Tennessean.|
Uphold the highest journalism standards across all platforms and strongly support The First Amendment and execute watchdog reporting.
Lead planning and oversee execution of content strategies. Special emphasis is placed on digital and new media work. Creativity and an ability to develop and execute innovative approaches are essential.
Organize, manage and lead the Information Center staff by reinforcing the mission and providing compelling local content.
Identify, select and develop newsroom talent and inspire the staff by reinforcing the mission, providing meaningful feedback and creating opportunities for growth and achievement.
Leverage editorial resources for the benefit of the DNJ and related print and digital products.
Ensure the newsroom budget is managed according to operational needs and priorities in accordance with the Executive Editor / VP News and the Publisher at The Tennessean.
Work collaboratively with other editors in Middle Tennessee for broader, regional coverage.
Facilitate strong community connections with a relevant editorial voice and interaction with the community.
Identify risks that should be taken and changes to be made, and prioritize them by weighing short-term and long-term needs, risks and rewards.
10 years experience in journalism and news management with strong ethics and integrity.
Excellent organizational, communication, strategic and business skills.
A bachelors degree and a history of success as an Editor, digital or multi-platform.
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