Managing Editor Digital News

Posted by Nexstar

Salt Lake City, UT
Posted: 2020-06-15


The Managing Editor, Digital News is responsible for news produced by the KTVX/ABC4 newsroom for KTVX/ABC4’s digital platforms: web, mobile and social. In a nutshell, this person shapes the identity of ABC4.COM and many other platforms online.  On a day-to-day basis, the Deputy Managing Editor, Digital News supervises KTVX/ABC4’s digital staff, in both daily news reporting and long-term feature reporting, as well as coordinates the broader news reporting and editing staff to oversee news-gathering efforts to provide timely, high-quality news and feature coverage. Besides assigning and framing digital team members, this person is empowered to ask and require of other newsroom staff to file and think about digital story framing, structure and storytelling. This position is expected to work closely with other editors to determine which stories we want for online, will step in as line editor on stories as needed, delegates edits on other stories and represents the team in editorial and senior leadership meetings. Also, this position leads weekly digital team meetings, continues to improve editorial calendar workflow so that digital team has advanced notice, and input, over what stories are coming.

Reporting directly to the News Director and working directly with the executive editor of news at KTVX/ABC4, the Managing Editor, Digital News will lead the organization to focus strategically on the articulation and growth of our digital presence. Specifically, the Managing Editor, Digital News will help form and direct a newly restructured digital production and editorial team to better reflect KTVX/ABC4 s mission to deliver insightful, in-depth and must-have news and service content to a growing and more diverse audience. This editor oversees the journalism requirements for the development of digital tools and delivery systems for distribution and presentation of digital news and is responsible for the journalism requirements within social media policies and news partnerships.



Oversees daily operation of ABC4.COM.
Assigns and edits stories, photographs, graphics, videos, audio and other news content for digital platforms.
Supervises work of direct reports (digital editors, digital producers, interns, data journalists, bloggers, visual and video journalists, and more); schedules staff, and conducts performance evaluations.
Supervises work of other staff producing news for digital platforms.
Provides journalism requirements in the development of digital tools and the delivery, distribution and presentation of digital news.
Coordinates with other digital MMJ’s and digital content producers on long-term news planning.
Coordinates with other digital MMJ’s and digital content producers on digital news training, equipment evaluation, operational protocols and standards and monitoring of emerging technologies impacting news.
Doing hands-on online news work such as news blogging, story editing and reporting.
Editing stories.  Collecting audio, conducting interviews. Assuming other duties as assigned.


Five years’ experience in an online operation with strong news or editorial focus preferred. B.A. or master’s degree in journalism, broadcast, mass communications or comparable media curriculum containing multimedia and digital news emphasis is a plus.

Thorough knowledge of journalistic principles, ethics and standard.
Excellent news judgment
Excellent knowledge and experience in managing online news operations.
Excellent organizational skills to manage briskly paced, multi-platform news operation.
Excellent knowledge of current and emerging technologies impacting journalism, including web, mobile and social media.
Excellent communications skills.  Strong project management skills.
Ability to work under deadline pressures.
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and innovate.
Demonstrated ability to work well with both veteran and new staff.
Demonstrated ability to work in teams and across departments.
Demonstrated ability to work with external partners and collaborations.
Working knowledge of a range of significant regional and state-wide public affairs issues and subjects such as government and politics, the economy, education, health, immigration, legal affairs, the environment and arts a plus
Experience working in a demographically diverse news environment strongly desired.
Experience in building news teams and news operations a plus.


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