Star Media Group

Managing Editor

System ID
2017-1238
Job Category (EN)
Writing/Editing
Business
Metro English Canada

Job Description (EN)

 

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Managing Editor - Vancouver

 

Metro Vancouver is looking for a strong leader to set and execute the direction for its local newsroom. The ideal candidate will get the team’s work noticed across multiple print and web platforms, has experience assigning stories, editing copy and will work with managers across the country to tell stories that spark change and reflect the key principles of the Metro brand.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with your team of journalists to prepare daily content geared toward Metro’s key demographics and key areas of coverage
  • Mentor reporters and interns to ensure content is written and presented in Metro’s unique style
  • Liaise with national colleagues to develop groundbreaking content and share innovative ideas
  • Develop multi-platform content for print, web and mobile, and promote it through a variety of social media channels
  • Engage with public stakeholders to ensure we have our ear to the ground and understand the changing needs of readers
  • Be the public editorial face of Metro Vancouver

 

Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in journalism or equivalent
  • At least five years of experience in a daily newsroom
  • Three years of experience managing a team of journalists
  • Knowledge of CP style, libel and contempt of court law as it applies to newspapers and web journalism
  • Experience working with newswire services
  • Strong leadership skills
  • In-depth knowledge of the local market and good news judgment
  • Established connections to local newsmakers
  • Superb editing skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Thrives in a deadline-driven, team environment
  • Detail oriented, conceptual thinker
  • Adaptable, embraces change
  • Excellent communication skills

 

The company is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs. If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform the company of your requirements.

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