About this position
The managing editor will direct the day-to-day operations of a small but growing team of staff reporters and freelance contributors and help define and execute WyoFile’s broader editorial vision. They will also have the opportunity to contribute original reporting and commentary. The managing editor is a new role at WyoFile and affords exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to innovate and have a meaningful impact on WyoFile, Wyoming, and the broader community.
This position reports directly to WyoFile’s chief executive & editor.
- Managing a remote team of staff reporters, columnists and freelance contributors
- Developing, maintaining and fulfilling a weekly story budget, including setting and enforcing deadlines
- Contributing to the evolution and execution of WyoFile’s editorial vision
- Developing and maintaining a network of freelance contributors and a recruiting pipeline of future contributors / staffers
- Collaborating with reporters and columnists through all stages of story development — from topic selection and story assignment through research, investigation, reporting, copy editing and layout
- Generating story ideas
- Creating original content, including original reporting and analysis, social media content, imagery etc.
- Adapting WyoFile content for disparate platforms including email newsletter, social media and legacy print outlets, managing its distribution and moderating the resulting dialogue.
- Working closely with WyoFile’s chief executive and editor to track, report on and respond to assorted performance metrics
- Performing other duties as needed.
The ideal candidate will:
- Be a team-oriented leader and employee-focused supervisor with at least three years experience managing journalists.
- Be an expert in the processes and techniques of news reporting and editing.
- Have a track record of success as an investigative journalist or managing investigative journalism.
- Employ uncompromising news judgement
- Possess a magazine writer’s sense of narrative, a newspaper editor’s sense of urgency and a nose for a good story.
- Exhibit exceptional writing ability and enjoy coaching the craft.
- Be passionate about the role of civic news organizations in American society
- Have a sharp eye for details
- Adhere to the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics.
This is a full time position based in Lander, Wyoming — a bustling small town and outdoor recreation destination in the foothills of the Wind River Range, adjacent to the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Occasional travel, primarily intrastate, will be required.
WyoFile offers a competitive salary, health insurance, paid time off, a flexible work environment and other benefits.
WyoFile values diversity. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
This position reports to the WyoFile chief executive and editor.
How to apply
Please send cover letter, resume and 3-5 relevant clips or links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WyoFile is an independent, nonprofit civic news organization that produces in-depth, uncompromising, nonpartisan journalism for and about Wyoming. WyoFile publishes its reports, analyses, investigations and editorial commentary online for desktop and mobile viewers at WyoFile.com and on numerous social media platforms. The organization also distributes its content in traditional print and broadcast outlets — partner newspapers, magazines and radio networks — throughout Wyoming, the Intermountain West and nationally.
WyoFile examines issues and delivers information in ways that inform citizens and enables them to engage in civic life.
WyoFile focuses its award-winning coverage on key Wyoming topics: government transparency, corruption, policy, politics, environment and natural resources, energy, economy, art, culture, Native America and the outdoors. WyoFile’s commentary encourages substantive civil dialog at a time when the polarized national political discourse is reaching into Wyoming’s civic life.
WyoFile — a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News — is an innovator in the field of journalism and an incubator for new approaches. It adapts its content and its delivery methods to meet the evolving expectations of digital media consumers, and to leverage the opportunities presented by new technologies and the rapidly shifting media landscape.
If you are interested in writing for WyoFile, please review our submission guidelines and send your pitch to email@example.com.