The Poynter Institute, one of the nation’s most respected journalism organizations, is searching for a creative Managing Editor and leader to direct and inspire a team of journalists, experts and faculty in producing one of the nation’s leading media news, information and training websites.
This position comes with a high level of authority and the creative freedom to make poynter.org a lively and relevant destination for those interested in media news and in the best practices of journalism.
As Managing Editor, you’ll be a collaborative partner, helping support the institute’s various digital teams, including the award-winning PolitiFact.com staff, the International Fact-Checking Network and Poynter’s expert journalists and faculty members. The Managing Editor will also work closely with the talented producers who run Poynter’s News University, which is a leading online educator for journalists. The poynter.org staff will work in tandem with the NewsU team to produce timely stories and to promote training and classes that are relevant in today’s dynamic journalistic environment.
This is an exciting time at Poynter, and this Managing Editor will play a key role in helping shape our vision of being at the top of the industry in training and ensuring that Poynter be a prominent, can’t-miss voice in the conversation about the news industry and journalism as an essential tool of democracy.
Some key traits we seek in the next Managing Editor of Poynter.org:
- A savvy idea generator with excellent news judgment.
- Discerning news consumer who understands the competitive landscape.
- Thoughtful, engaged leader who can write and edit.
- Passionate about the role journalism plays in our democracy.
- Can make tough decisions and hold themselves/others accountable.
- Full of ideas on how to engage with an audience and promote the brand.
- Well versed in audience development and social media.
- An experienced teacher or has the traits and desire to become one.
Interested candidates should send resume and letter with ideas about the web site and the job to Neil Brown, President, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls, please.
Position is in St. Petersburg, FL.
Deadline to apply: Thursday, March 1, 2018
About this company
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies is a global leader in journalism education, and a strategy center that stands for uncompromising excellence in journalism, media and 21st century public discourse. Poynter faculty teach seminars and workshops at the Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and at conferences and organizational sites around the world. Its e-learning division, News University, www.newsu.org, offers the world’s largest online journalism curriculum in 7 languages, with more than 400 interactive courses and 300,000 registered users in more than 200 countries. The Institute’s website, www.poynter.org, produces 24-hour coverage of news about media, ethics, technology, the business of news and the trends that currently define and redefine journalism news reporting. The world’s top journalists and media innovators come to Poynter to learn and teach new generations of reporters, storytellers, media inventors, designers, visual journalists, documentarians and broadcast producers, and to build public awareness about journalism, media, the First Amendment and protected discourse that serves democracy and the public good.
Location/Region: St. Petersburg, FL