Managing Editor

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WJLA-TV is searching for a Managing Editor to supervise the day-to-day editorial operation of the newsroom in the heart of our Nation's Capital. The Managing Editor should have a passion for breaking news coverage, digital news coverage, and social media. The ideal candidate will also bring excellent leadership and team building skills to both of our stations. Our new Managing Editor will also manage the "7 On Your Side" Investigative Team. This position leads the planning of content on a daily, weekly and long term basis. We are looking for a highly organized, and energetic candidate with a passion for great storytelling. We need someone with an eye on innovation to help us evolve our assignment desk into a digitally driven content team.

The Managing Editor's duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Works closely with Director of News, Director of Content and corporate management to establish news content, philosophy and brand
  • Supervise the editorial content for WJLA-TV and works closely with our Digital & Social Directors for our content on other platforms
  • Establishes a fresh approach to planning our coverage
  • Supervise the 7 On Your Side Investigative Team
  • Proactively exercise journalistic judgment in maintaining accurate, unbiased coverage
  • Supervise assignment desk and help with planning of daily assignments
  • Work to evolve the assignment desk into a digital first content team
  • Provide constructive editorial feedback to news staff
  • Make sure content is executed on all platforms, including website and social media sites
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 7 years of newsroom experience
  • At least two years of management experience
  • Familiar with Chartbeat, Crowd Tangle, Tweetdeck and an understanding of how to track digital metrics
  • An understanding of "Social Listening" skills needed
  • Experience in writing performance appraisals is necessary
  • Experience in a large market is a plus
  • College degree required
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Location Arlington, Virginia, United States
Company Location HR.WJLA.Washington DC.Arlington.VA
Position Type Full-Time/Regular


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