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Job Description: Twin Cities Business seeks a self-starting, versatile reporter with business savvy to contextualize news about companies, industries and the economy for the business community. Experience covering finance, tech, public companies, commercial real estate, investing, entrepreneurship or other aspects business news is a plus, but the main criteria is reporting and editorial writing experience. TCB’s senior writer contributes to online and print, helping to make sense of the latest business news developments and also taking a step back to go beyond the headlines in feature-length magazine articles.

Qualifications:
– Strong editorial judgement
– Ability to write well-sourced, thorough, and informative articles that engage an educated reader
– Ability to develop sources and provide context and perspective

Email: akaplan@tcbmag.com

Job Description: EXECUTIVE EDITOR

EDITORIAL CULTURE/ TONE:
Florida Trend’s editorial department is a collegial group of experienced, informed and dedicated journalists who know and understand Florida. In that context the editor’s job is not one of originating story ideas and assigning them. Rather, the editor must help stimulate the imaginations of that group of mature writers and editors and coordinate their output so that the lineup of stories in the monthly magazine is both varied and engaging. Trend’s work must always reflect a deep understanding of what’s important in Florida while engaging and informing its readers with insights and context they won’t find in their sources of daily news. To cover Florida appropriately most full-time and long-term freelance writers work from home offices located throughout the state. An essential role of Florida Trend’s executive editor is to maintain a sense of “team” and to engender collegiality by making sure that everyone gets together at least once a month and also communicates regularly with each other — independent of the editor. Critical to Florida Trend’s editorial integrity is the avoidance of bi-polar “framing” of stories that characterizes daily media and keeping Florida Trend’s work in a neutral, non-ideological frame.

OVERALL JOB RESPONSIBILITY:
• Help determine the content, tone and editorial direction of the companies multi-faceted editorial operations (in-person, print, digital and video).
• Help with oversight of the Art and Web departments’ operations, providing appropriate direction, insight and guidance to the director/ manager of each department.
• Working in conjunction with the Publisher and other Florida Trend directors, contribute to the development of the Company’s long-range goals, objectives and business strategies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
1. Stay informed about Florida and micro- and macro-economics. Use a variety of sources — people, news outlets, periodicals and reports from governmental and non-governmental sources across the political spectrum. Meet with leaders, policy-makers and business executives to stay informed on topics important to Florida and the media company. Attend and participate in local and statewide conferences and events as appropriate.
2. Prepare for and lead story meetings. Help other editors refine story ideas. Develop the final lineups for monthly issues of the magazine and plan future issues well in advance while keeping content timely. Write a monthly column, and when appropriate, feature stories.
3. Help lead and oversee the disbursement of news and content via Florida Trend’s digital channels. Drive content curation of stories that can be used within Florida Trend’s digital operations.
4. Communicate with freelancers and staffers regarding story topics, concerns and ideas. Help enforce deadlines. Edit all copy, including cutlines and headlines.
5. Oversee and work closely with the Art department and the managing editor, lead the editing process through final layout and fit and the “blueline” process. Ensure good marriage of art, design, and content consistent with Florida Trend goals and standards.
6. Safeguard Florida Trend’s journalistic integrity. Maintain appropriate distinctions between advertising and editorial. Guard against bias in story selection and during the reporting and editing processes.
7. Develop the annual editorial calendar in collaboration with the Publisher.
8. Create, manage and oversee an annual budget for editorial department – including managing to P&L
9. With the Publisher and Business Manager, plan and drive all components of the Edit department budget. Collaborate when necessary on the budgets for the Art and Web departments.
10. Continually evaluate other editors, providing generous and regular feedback. Communicate the magazine’s condition and overall goals to the editorial staff effectively.
11. Continually evaluate the publication and its website’s look and content and effect any changes that will improve it.
12. Foster a collegial attitude. Convey to staff that they and their work are valued and important.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES REQUIRED:
1. Consistently demonstrate a collaborative attitude to build positive working relationships with colleagues on all levels.
2. 4 year college degree
3. 5 – 10 years journalism/editorial experience
4. Knowledge of and appreciation for the state of Florida
5. Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite InDesign software and Excel-type spreadsheets: ability to learn and master software and systems as job requires.
6. Comfort and knowledge of the digital publishing space
7. Detail-oriented, self-directed and independent.
8. Excellent communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Usual office environment
• Requires some state-wide travel throughout the year.


For further details contact:
David Denor
Publisher, Florida Trend
ddenor@floridatrend.com
727-892-2618

EOE, M/F/D/V
Must be able to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination (upon hire or within 6 weeks of start date)

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Greater Baton Rouge Business Report – a winner of multiple national awards from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers  for investigative reporting, feature writing and design-seeks an experienced and visionary executive editor to guide its print and digital publications.

Business Report is the premier business publication for Louisiana’s Capital Region, which includes Baton Rouge and eight surrounding parishes. Our print edition publishes biweekly; our twice-daily e-newsletter, Daily Report, publishes morning and afternoon editions packed with original reporting. Along with the www.businessreport.com website, these publications provide insightful content on topics and issues that engage the region’s executives, entrepreneurs and professionals.

An ideal candidate should bring a solid background in writing, editing and planning, as well as proven experience coaching, managing and engaging in-house and freelance journalists as well as photographers. An ability to put photography, illustrations and multimedia presentations to interesting use, collaborating with graphic and digital designers in conceptualizing content presentation is necessary. A collaborative spirit and a passion for high standards are a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conceptualizing, planning and producing a biweekly business-to-business magazine with engaging content delivered in a variety of forms, including infographics, tip sheets and narrative, as well as occasional special publications. Generating ideas and leads for news, enterprise and investigative stories-and managing their execution-is a must.
  • Managing Business Report’s digital presence, with a focus on developing and executing innovative content
  • Managing a full-time staff of six as well as contract/freelance writers and photographers
  • Serving as a key member of the management team with a strong voice in strategic initiatives and collaborating as needed with other divisions of Louisiana Business Inc., including production, sales and special events

SKILLS:

  • Storytelling experience in multiple formats
  • An ability to generate ideas and leads for news, enterprise and investigative stories
  • Solid editing skills and focused attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • An ability to engage and inspire writers and photographers to produce engaging and creative content
  • Forward-thinking with a working knowledge of current industry trends
  • Networking savvy and business acumen
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Adobe inCopy, Google Drive and data visualization products such as Tableau, as well as an ability to embrace new technologies, is preferred

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3 to 5 years in editorial management
  • Degree in journalism or comprehensive experience in publishing, including digital

This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should email a detailed resume, journalistic work samples and a cover letter expanding on interest in and qualifications for the position to – [your contact info]