The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is Western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper and post-gazette.com is the region’s most visited news website, together reaching nearly 1 million people each week. The Post-Gazette provides award-winning local, national and international news coverage plus, unparalleled reporting and commentary on Pittsburgh’s sports teams.
We are seeking a Deputy Managing Editor that will assist in the supervision of assistant managing editors in charge of key operations and departments that combine to produce the daily newspaper, digital report and special news sections and initiatives. The Deputy Managing Editor will devote time to coordinate and expand the newsroom’s digital operations with an emphasis on high tech, cutting edge delivery of content and gauging trends in future content delivery.
This position will report to the Managing Editor and be responsible for developing, managing and publishing best-in-class print, digital, and social content experiences. Also responsible for monitoring industry innovations, staying abreast of changes in digital media outreach, and the latest platform pitfalls and opportunities. This is a leadership position in the newsroom and will work with staff to embody editorial standards of excellence, enforce company guidelines and policies, meet short and long-term goals, and manage the overall department budget.
The successful candidate will have:
-3-7 years related experience, including experience working in a web/digital development environment with demonstrated technical and creative development skills.
-Project management experience in evaluating, developing and implementing new programs and/or products.
-Demonstrated commitment to editorial standards of excellence and a track record of success in leading and coaching newsroom personnel.
-Demonstrated ability to work in a deadline driven environment with consistent success in meeting or beating assigned targets.
-Knowledge of website analytics to monitor performance and continually identify opportunities for improvement.
-Strong computer proficiency with a content management system and Microsoft Office Suite as well as current social/digital media platforms.
-Proven leadership skills in making decisions, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent communication and presentation skills.
-Ability to work collaboratively with a team and be self-motivated.
If you are interested in an exciting career opportunity with a progressive newspaper, please send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please include “Deputy Managing Editor” in the subject line.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be given equal consideration regardless of their race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, non-job related physical or mental disability or sexual/affectional orientation. Also, we will not hire individuals that use nicotine products, and will conduct a pre-employment screen to test for the use of nicotine products.