Mid-Atlantic Media, a fast-growing publisher of niche community and ethnic titles, is seeking to add an managing editor to lead its full time publishing project Phoenix Jewish News in Scottsdale, AZ .
We’re looking for a leader who is connected and will be involved in the fabric of the greater Phoenix Jewish community. An editor that can help elevate Phoenix Jewish News' visibility, awareness and journalistic quality. An editor that can lead with a digital news approach and deliver our bi-weekly print product. An editor that can work through copious amounts of copy and serve as a mentor to develop staff and freelance writers. The ability to juggle multiple projects, and the willingness to help shape multiple publications and their online experience is a must. Occasional travel will be expected. Familiarity with the Jewish community is a plus.
This is a high-energy position and comes with the opportunity to shape how tens of thousands of Jewish readers across the greater Phoenix metro area digests news and features.
Must have strong familiarity of Jewish community
Minimum 5 years of community news experience
An ability to edit quickly and accurately in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Strong people skills and an ability to manage and motivate a team
Digital/Technical aptitude, including comfort with Wordpress, Photoshop, and digital photography and social media.
Ability and willingness to wear many hats, from high-level editorial strategy down to shoe-leather journalism and in-person community engagement
Assignment editor – Help our writers uncover local scoops, select stories for coverage, create a rundown and communicate with officials, sources and readers. Monitor email and social media for story ideas and trends.
Copy editor – Regularly check and correct our reporters’ copy for errors, awkward phrasing, verbosity and un-engaging wording. Uphold AP Style and our house style.
Team leader – Set high editorial standards and motivate the teams to produce compelling, accurate community and national journalism that wins followers and makes a difference. When needed, the editor will lead by example, reporting stories them-self and assisting with breaking news coverage.
Editorial strategist – Engage with the community and help spread the word about our sites and our journalism. Work closely with the publishers to plan and execute further growth. Also, assist other management with company-wide editorial initiatives.
Problem solver – Diagnose and help to resolve minor technical problems.
Please submit cover letter and resume to Liz Spikol.