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Assistant Managing Editor

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* This is a temp-2-perm opportunity in NYC *

The Assisting Managing Editor (AME) is an integral part of my client's busy newsroom. The AME is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the newsroom with the goal of refining coverage. This position manages a team of legal new reporters and works under the Managing Editor.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Assign news stories
· Assign features
· Develop story ideas
· Conduct competitive analysis for assigned sections
· Complete structural edits for articles
· Review newsletter content
· Arrange stories in newsletters
· Work with reporters to improve pitching, writing, developing stories
· Provide continuous feedback to reporters to ensure staff development
· Notify Managing Editor of recurring problems in reporting and writing; provide feedback on overall reporter performance
· Train and mentor new hires
· Improve editorial routines; update editorial wiki as necessary
· Analyze traffic and reader feedback
· Participate in editorial advisory board meetings
· Step in for Managing Editor to fulfill duties as necessary

Performance indicators:
· Traffic growth for designated sections
· Sales growth for designated sections
· Correction rate for designated sections
· Scoops (competitive analysis)

Required for consideration:
· 2+ years experience managing a team of reporters
· 2+ years experience as an editor at daily business or legal publication
· 2+ years experience as a corporate transactions editor
· 5+ years editing or writing experience

Please note; qualified candidates will be asked to complete writing and reporting tests electronically.

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