Editor in Chief

Job Description
Nashville Business Journal is looking for an Editor-in-Chief to
lead a talented newsroom in one of the country's most dynamic,
innovative and fast-paced business communities.

As the highest-ranking newsroom leader, the EIC is responsible for
driving newsroom culture, product strategy and quality journalism
across all platforms. The EIC will lead the news team to
relentlessly build an engaged audience. The EIC must be equally at
home in both print and digital, with pronounced leadership and
innovation in both.

To be successful, the EIC must have well-honed hard news instincts,
a burning curiosity about business and people, a deft editing hand,
and be equal parts leader, entrepreneur and marketer. Your passion
for great journalism, deep source building and original breaking
news, and your ability to guide and mentor your news team to
perform to your high standards, will lead you to join the ranks of
the best newsroom leaders in our company.

It is important that our EIC connects to the community, knows the
top and emerging business sectors and companies, and actively
builds a network of sources and contacts among business
influencers. By being out in the community and actively meeting
with sources, you will have your hand on the issues, the pulse, the
rise and fall of business sectors, the most active companies and
the people who lead them. And you will set the standard for how you
want your newsroom to operate.
• Define a clear and compelling vision for the look, feel and
voice of our news products, including a thriving digital news
operation, a compelling weekly print edition, daily emails,
impactful special content packages, and in many cases the events
that link to them.
• Guide, develop and mentor reporting staff, and communicate your
expectations and feedback regularly and with clarity.
• Ensure that strong, engaging visual elements including photo,
video and graphic, are well incorporated into storytelling
• Own the growth of digital and print audiences. Understand the
metrics, and how to interpret them.
• Meet or exceed goals relating to audience growth and
• Lead staff adaptation to new platforms, skill sets, story forms,
and ways of doing things.
• Innovate, bring ideas and an entrepreneurial mindset: Work with
other department heads to create new products and other business
• In collaboration with the publisher, identify and address new
business, event and audience opportunities to extend the
• Embrace community and business outreach as an ambassador of the
Business Journal.
• Speak to business groups and other relevant audiences on behalf
of the Business Journal.
• In collaboration with the publisher, develop, assemble and
moderate high-level panel discussions on topics of interest to the
Business Journal audience.
• Inspiring, motivating, and a good communicator able to foster
a strong newsroom mission and culture.
• Passionate about covering local business news.
• Innovative, collaborative, seriously curious.
• Knowledgeable about business topics and growth sectors.
• Crazy about local business news and exceedingly curious about the
people behind the business.
• Able to lead and drive growth in a newsroom with varying levels
of experience.
• Driven to thrive in a rapidly changing and uncharted media
• Innovator who brings new ideas to help grow the Nashville
Business Journal.
• Proven success in leading and managing an exceptional
• Solid experience managing a multi-platform news operation.
• Excellent line editor
• Beat reporting experience a must.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Beth Hunt, director of
editorial recruiting and development for American City Business