Sfgate Deputy Managing Editor
Hearst NewspapersSan Francisco, CA
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SFGATE Deputy Managing Editor
Under the direction of SFGATE's Managing Editor, the Deputy Managing Editor will manage the local, travel, culture and food editors. The Deputy Managing Editor will be able to toggle between brainstorming content ideas, helping to oversee editorial calendars, dissecting growth and performance data, and, of course, editing stories. We want someone who can really do it all - and do it with a unique editorial voice and extensive editing and managerial experience. They must have a deep knowledge of and appreciation for feature journalism and news, as well as familiarity with the Bay Area and California generally.
Launched in 1994, SFGATE.com was one of the first large-market media sites in the world and served as the exclusive digital home of the San Francisco Chronicle for 19 years. In 2019, the Chronicle (which can now be found online at the paywalled sfchronicle.com) and SFGATE officially became two separately run entities with their own editorial staffs and independent newsrooms.
Today, SFGATE is a digital-only publication that reaches more than 28 million readers every month and tells the stories of the people, places and ideas that make San Francisco, and the Bay Area at large, the weird and wonderful place that it is . We help readers navigate their day, whether it's by keeping them updated on big breaking news, guiding them to interesting local experiences or sharing a part of the Bay they haven't seen before.
The site is home to seven verticals: Culture , offering a unique mix of the entertainment news you actually need, and the underground stories from hidden corners of the Bay Area you want ; Local , the premier destination for everything that life in San Francisco encompasses (from wildly expensive real estate to schools to what it's like to live above a raucous bar); Sports , covering the intersection of sports and culture; Travel , covering everything from flight deals and travel news, to hotel hacks and under-the-radar day trips ; Politics , where we keep you up to speed on all local, state and national politics that have implications on the Bay Area; Food Drink , where we tell you the backstory of the people behind the bar and in the kitchen; and News , plus has satellite editors covering Lake Tahoe , California Parks , the Central Coast , Hawaii and Disneyland .
What you'll do:
• Consistently have ideas: You need to have a constant stream of ideas yourself, but also be able to workshop someone else's idea to help them maintain an ambitious calendar with a wide audience funnel.
• Be autonomous: This position comes with a lot of trust to oversee editorial calendars, meet deadlines and manage a crew of editors. You have to be able to do all of these things, and do them well, without a lot of hand-holding.
• Be consistent: This is a job that requires solid organizational skills. We want someone who can constantly ensure that all of the editorial machines are running effectively and meeting our vision, applying generous amounts of creative oil where necessary.
Who you are:
• You have 5 years of relevant experience in writing, editing and management of writers or editors at a publication or in a digital media environment
• You're comfortable overseeing a growing staff in day-to-day site operations, including assigning and editing stories
• You respond nimbly to cultural and news events, unpacking them to find an SFGATE angle that can help readers find emotional or practical connections
• You know how to motivate a team and not only keep yourself organized, but inspire others to do the same
• You live in the Bay Area or are able to move here once it's safe to do so
• You have a passion for journalism and telling stories
• You've read SFGATE and have an understanding of the brand and voice
As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Newspapers requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment are fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Hearst Newspapers will consider requests for reasonable accommodations on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.