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Job Opportunity! Inquirer - Assistant Managing Editor, News Operations

  • 2021-03-26 1:15 PM
    Message # 10238083

    About The Philadelphia Inquirer, PBC

    Since 1829, The Philadelphia Inquirer has been “asking on behalf of the people” by providing essential journalism for the diverse communities of the Philadelphia region. The Inquirer, a for-profit public benefit corporation owned by the non-profit Lenfest Institute, produces Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism that changes lives and leads to lasting reforms. Its multiple brand platforms — including newspapers,, e-Editions, apps, newsletters, and live events — reach a growing audience of more than 10 million people a month. “In a free state, there should always be an inquirer asking on behalf of the people: Why? Why? Why?” — John Norvell, Inquirer co-founder


    The Philadelphia Inquirer is seeking an Assistant Managing Editor to lead newsroom operations in support of The Inquirer’s journalism, digital transformation, and audience diversification and development goals.  This position will directly report to the Managing Editor and will be a key member of the newsroom and organizational leadership team.

    What You’ll Do

    • Lead administrative and process improvements in newsroom operations to advance our digital transformation, enhance our
      journalism and support our journalists

    • Recommend and develop best practices for newsroom workflows, policies and processes and provide guidance and
      leadership to editorial team 

    • Coordinate external content partnerships and manage newsroom vendor relationships

    • Develop and supervise departmental budget and expenses 

    • Lead newsroom collaboration with the Lenfest Institute, and with company divisions such as People & Culture, Finance and

    • Support development of editorial strategy, and ensure newsroom operations are in sync with strategic goals

    • Manage an administrative team that supports newsroom operations

    Who We’re Looking For

    • Three or more years of experience working within or with a newsroom

    • A leader with strong cultural competence and an understanding of how operations can support Inquirer diversity, equity and
      inclusion goals

    • Dynamic problem-solver who is adept at melding strategy with operational change in a rapidly changing organization

    • Outstanding communicator who excels at building connections across teams


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