Managing Editor

Columbia University New York, NY

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) is looking for someone to play a central role as the magazine undergoes a surge in audience following journalism’s rise in profile over the past year. The managing editor will serve as full creative and operational partner to the editor and publisher, for its print magazine as well as its digital operation. Now more than ever, CJR has a role as both a watchdog and a sort of North Star for journalism, in all its forms. This is an opportunity to be a part of that mission.

The managing editor’s primary responsibilities are to:

Oversee the newsroom staff and its contingent of contributors, for both the digital site and the quarterly print magazine.

Generate story ideas, and match them with staff members or with talented freelancers on the outside, whether the piece is conceived for online or print.

Help devise and execute creative approaches to covering journalism beyond the traditional story format.

Build a dynamic, talented pool of writers to do pieces for both digital and print.

Edit stories, both for the web and print magazine.

Partner with the editor and publisher in supervising the work of other staff members to ensure that CJR standards and quality are kept at consistently high levels.

A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred as well as a minimum 5–7 years’ related experience and with a natural ability as an editor.

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Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and more.

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