The Managing Editor leads all day-to-day editorial and publishing operations of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project Department. This is a 30-person team of analysts and reporters responsible for producing intelligence, analysis, and investigative reporting on the radical right in the United States. The Managing Editor directly supervises the editorial unit within this Intelligence Project Department but oversees and is responsible for all published content being produced by the department. This content includes investigative journalism, data-driven research reports, and short- and long-form feature stories and is published as blogs, magazine articles, print reports, videos, etc.
The Managing Editor reports to and works in close partnership with the Deputy Director of the Intelligence Project.
The Managing Editor oversees editorial planning, process, and execution:
Editorial planning: The Managing Editor will plan and run all editorial meetings, including short- and long-term planning, or assign to Senior Editors as needed.
Editing process: The Managing Editor will ensure that the Intelligence Project’s editorial guidelines and process are followed by all team members at all times.
Story execution: The Managing Editor will work with Senior Editors, reporters, and analysts to help them publish the right stories in the right way.
The Managing Editor must be a strong player as the role partners very closely with the Director of Research work to set and achieve the research and editorial goals for the department.
Primary Job Functions:
The Managing Editor is a highly-experienced journalist, manager, and newsroom leader. The successful candidate:
Education and Related Work Experience:
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Other Special Considerations:
This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.
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