Managing Editor in Orlando, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 3/25/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Managing Editor helps craft and execute the strategic vision for WFTV content operations. They oversee daily news gathering, planning, budgeting and execution, and possess a keen understanding of news cycles for broadcast and digital platforms as well as a high level of news judgment. The ME leads teams of multi-platform talent while seeking new tactical strategies to simplify operations. They inspire and instill confidence in the staff, and foster teamwork and collaboration. The Managing Editor is responsible for performance and deadline obligations.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage TV staff effectively to enterprise strong unique local content and meet deadlines.
  • Communicate clear expectations for quality content and the needs of our audience.
  • Help guide TV staff in journalism best practices and content showcasing.
  • Oversee short- and long-term planning for content (breaking news, enterprise and investigation) and drive team coverage of big breaking stories and severe weather.
  • Use metrics and research for planning and execution of content to increase audience for both newscasts and our digital products/social media accounts.
  • Plan and share content across platforms of TV & Digital.
  • Coordinate and share resources with other managers and facilitate teamwork.
  • Facilitate solutions to challenges and employee innovation.
  • Communicate individual and team goals clearly.
  • Motivate, coach, develop and keep staff focused to ensure excellent performance.
  • Manage and review performance, and address quality and productivity performance issues.
  • Create development plans to help staff embrace strengths and challenges, and share and grow their abilities.
  • Manage anchor and reporter work schedules and requests for time off.
  • Hold staff accountable for content that is balanced, fair, accurate and complete, incorporating where appropriate, a diverse range of sources.


Job Competencies

  • Demonstrate strong management, leadership, communication, collaborative and customer service (internal and external) skills, and a passion for self-development.
  • Proactive, flexible, adaptable, energetic, organized, detailed oriented and able to multi-task and problem solve in a high-energy, fast-paced and constantly transforming environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to train as a subject matter expert.
  • Take a results-oriented approach to work and leverage resources for competitive advantage.
  • Demonstrate a highly developed skill as a critical thinker to work with other managers and staff to spot reporting holes, bias and other issues.
  • Possess an understanding of the technologies used in the newsroom.
  • Use time effectively, efficiently and productively, and meet deadlines.
  • Foster inclusion and diversity, and model company values.



Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Five years of television newsroom management experience required.
  • Thorough understanding of digital news products and social media strategies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Eight years of newsroom experience.
  • Proficiency in more than one journalism platform.


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