Managing Editor at Columbus Business First

Posted By David Wilhite

Description: Columbus Business First, an award-winning business news organization in one of the strongest markets for business in the country, is looking for a Managing Editor. As Managing Editor, you will be the newsroom’s chief operating officer, overseeing and ensuring the smooth flow of content from conception to publishing on all platforms. As the newsroom’s most hands-on manager and coach of reporters, the ME brings ideas, inspiration, and guidance to the staff, and actively directs the deployment of resources online, on mobile, in email, print and on social. The ME reports directly to the Editor in Chief. The ideal candidate has: Strong news judgment and a solid news sense; an ability to make snap judgments about how to tell stories best; a proven ability to manage people and content; an interest in inspiring, motivating and mentoring reporters, editors and other staff members; keen organizational skills; a strong desire to agitate for growth and change; belief that serving your audience is a newsroom’s chief responsibility; an interest in community outreach; exceptional communication skills; a drive to create a collegial, collaborative newsroom culture and vibe.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; minimum of 3 to 5 years of management and/or team leadership experience required; comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment; daily and/or weekly print experience for a business news operation; beat reporting experience; strong wordsmith who has demonstrated a talent for reporter and story development; hands-on experience in guiding and contributing to large-scale editorial projects; ease working in a digital environment and on social media.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants please contact the Columbus Managing Editor at

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