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About the Company:

The Baltimore Banner is a nonprofit newsroom founded to bring high-quality local journalism to the Baltimore metro area. We are creating a vibrant, strong, trustworthy, and sustainable news organization, seeking to re-imagine the future of local news. Using a multi-platform news operation, covering a broad range of topics from local government to culture and the arts. We tell stories that reflect the community, connecting neighbors, holding government institutions accountable, and making sense of the world. All this work is grounded in truth. We believe we can contribute to a more vibrant, informed, and whole Baltimore, surrounding counties, and the state of Maryland. 

About the role:

The Baltimore Banner is looking for an enterprise editor to help guide some of its most creative, important, and ambitious work.


The enterprise editor will oversee a group of reporters, while also working across newsroom coverage teams, to help bring original stories on a wide range of topics from idea to publication, shaping compelling narratives, bringing clarity to complex issues, and editing for maximum impact. The editor should also be comfortable with guiding investigative and data-driven stories and telling stories in innovative and nontraditional ways for a digital audience. The editor is expected to help reporters strike a proper balance between allowing sufficient reporting and writing time while not letting stories and projects drag out needlessly. This editor will report to and work closely with our deputy managing editor who oversees investigations and projects. The enterprise editor will also collaborate with our visuals and social teams to ensure that we are best using photographs and illustrations to tell our stories and using analytics to promote our work to reach the most readers.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee reporters who work on stories that are not related to news releases or press conferences but are conceived of on their own.
  • Use digital publishing, analytics to help drive coverage
  • Collaborate with editors and reporters across the newsroom
  • Work with the social media team to best connect readers with our content
  • Generate innovative ideas for audience growth
  • Represent The Banner in the community as needed -- in person or on television or radio appearances
  • Use and understand newsroom analytics to help hone and identify the coverage that serves readers

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in journalism
  • Managerial experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong editing skills and ability to quickly make complex topics understandable
  • A strong instinct for news
  • Digital savvy and a familiarity with audience analytics
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Enthusiasm for news and content that will resonate with readers

The Venetoulis Institute embraces diversity and inclusion, and we are wholeheartedly committed to being proactive in inspiring a culture of inclusion across our organization. We are dedicated to establishing an organization that reflects the fundamental respect for different ways of working and living. We assure every employee the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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