Digital Managing Editor
The Digital Managing Editor (DME) at Arizona's Family CBS 5 & 3TV (Meredith Corp.) will oversee the brand's digital strategy and execution of coverage on all digital platforms and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the digital news operation. The DME will coordinate content publishing operations for our website azfamily.com
The DME must be able to critically evaluate newsroom processes, structure and workflow to achieve efficiency without sacrificing quality. The DME will formally oversee a small, dedicated digital staff, yet be expected to lead throughout the building by accomplishment, collaboration, passion and knowledge.
The DME works closely with colleagues in Digital, News, Marketing and Sales to ensure that Arizona's Family is 1) advancing its news gathering mission across multiple platforms, 2) embracing innovative ways to cover and present news and information via digital platforms, 3) growing its audience, and 4) increasing revenue. The DME will stay current with trends, metrics, and competitors.
Previous success growing website, mobile and social media views/visits/engagement is essential, and experience improving performance from metrics is a must. The successful candidate must be familiar with TV newsroom operations, basic HTML coding and content management systems.
Must have good process development/management necessary to get things done. Recognize opportunities for synergy. Integrate and simplify complex processes and automate when possible.
Understand and use metrics to maximize growth on all platforms.
Plan and execute around-the-clock news coverage and related features on a leading local website, multiple mobile applications, and emerging digital media platform.
Lead collaboration and training across multiple teams including reporters, producers, photographers, marketers, technologists, etc. Will also be responsible for making sure newsroom staff members meet digital goals.
Manage and develop a team of digital content producers, helping them grow as digital journalists and challenging them to innovate and automate whenever possible.
A college degree in related field preferred
Past experience of working in a TV newsroom
Digital publishing experience
5-7 years professional, management experience preferred
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong editoral judgement
Strong news writing skills and understanding of current events
Experience with iNews, content management systems, Photoshop, basic HTML and video editing software
Travel Required (Approximate): 3%