Assistant Managing Editor -Arts and Entertainment

Position Title: Assistant Managing Editor, Arts and Entertainment

Reports To: Executive Editor

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

This editor oversees a vibrant group of critics and entertainment writers.

The right person will have an insatiable curiosity about all forms of art and culture, feeling as comfortable at a small club in downtown Oakland and as a four-hour Symphony or an Ibsen revival. He or she will be able to discuss Allende and Adele, Banksy and Beethoven, Kendrick and Kandinsky. This editor is a journalist at heart and has impeccable news judgement, excellent managerial skills, experience adhering to a budget and success collaborating in teams.

This editor will be responsible for launching and overseeing a new digital content project aimed at ensuring The Chronicle remains the No. 1 place for people to plan, discover and learn about new entertainment options. Demonstrated experience with strategizing digital content offerings is required.

Above all, The Chronicle is a change-positive, innovative, collaborative and friendly newsroom. We are looking for a kind and generous leader who respects his/her staff and can help them bring their journalism and criticism to the next level of excellence. This editor will also have considerable exposure to both readers and the arts community and should be a responsible public representative of The Chronicle.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required:

More than five years of experience at major metropolitan newspaper with a strong track record in arts journalism, news judgment, decision-making, staff supervision and budget administration.

Must have high degree of proficiency in a variety of content-management systems and social media platforms.


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