The Miami Herald is searching for a creative, dynamic editor to lead our audience-focused coverage of business and economics in South Florida, one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most diverse communities.
This is a key leadership role in one of America’s great metro newsrooms, and we’re looking for someone who not only loves a good story but who is passionate about reaching readers on every platform, from our reimagined print product to our digital eEditions to our dynamic websites.
You’ll guide a team of reporters responsible for identifying and digging in on the stories that directly affect the lives of people in Miami-Dade, making decisions about story selection and approach that are informed by audience data. Our business coverage should reflect our intense focus on breaking news, accountability and high-utility journalism as we seek to become a must-read destination for our local communities.
You’ll generate creative story ideas about issues such as technology, tourism, real estate and economic disparity in a diverse community at the crossroads of the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
We need a leader who can help reporters spot the stories that matter and who knows how to tell them in a way that compels readers to dive in and stay until the end. We need an editor who can nurture talent and coach and support the next generation of journalists. And we need an advocate for our audience, someone who understands how a sharply edited video or an immersive graphic or a well-crafted headline work together to help draw readers into a well-told story.
We can’t have impact without readership. Success in this role will be measured by the distinctive journalism produced by the team as well as audience and subscriber growth for that differentiated content. That requires a command of audience analytics and knowledge of the tactics that deliver results, as well as a desire to experiment, iterate and adjust as the news environment dictates.
This team must reach an ever-growing and increasingly diverse audience of readers, viewers and listeners in South Florida. If you want to work with an award-winning team, love a good story and are on a mission to make a difference, please apply and include a cover letter, resume and samples of your work.
The idea candidate should demonstrate the ability to:
Lead daily news coverage while planning and executing longer-term enterprise and projects.
Lead and motivate a team, through superior people and mentoring skills and knowledge of good management practices.
Conceptualize content that keeps the audience first across existing, new and emerging platforms.
Plan and execute outreach to the South Florida business community.
Apply the tools of audience engagement, including search engine optimization and sharp headline writing, to every story.
Maintain Miami Herald standards at all times in editing rigor, accuracy, and fairness.
Work collaboratively with fellow editors, visual staff, our social team, and interactive team.
At least 5 years of experience as a reporter/writer or editor, preferably with a strong background or demonstrated interest in business and technology coverage.
Exceptional judgment in conceiving and assigning stories and strong line-editing skills; the ability to work collaboratively with a team of experienced reporters.
A readiness to work in a fast-moving news environment and to juggle multiple stories and tasks.
A track record as a collaborative leader with sound judgment, problem-solving and decision-making ability.