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Lisa Vezzetti

1155 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI
Detroit Michigan United States 482072997


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Assistant Managing Editor

Job ID: 6208
Job Views: 815
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media,Media Business Positions,Publishing,Corporate Publications/Newsletters
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 09.15.2021

Job Description

Crain’s Detroit Business seeks an assistant managing editor. The right candidate will have strong digital editing skills, a track record of overseeing big stories and comfort in shifting between daily breaking news and a weekly print edition. This editor will manage a high-producing team of reporters, assigning and editing breaking stories and enterprise with a premium on scoops and news our business audience can’t get elsewhere. We’re looking for leaders who are collaborative, flexible and eager to innovate as we navigate a hybrid work environment.


  • Assigning and editing stories for news-oriented business publication; publishing copy to Web, mobile app and email newsletter platforms; and some social media posting.
  • Working with reporters to recognize and develop breaking news and deep enterprise that gets results.
  • Managing special projects as assigned.
  • Maintaining weekly and longer-term coverage plans and story budgets.
  • Coordinating staff reporters, freelancers, photographers and digital producers to appropriately package stories for maximum impact.

Basic Qualifications Needed

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 5 years of journalism experience, including reporting, editing, headline writing, and publishing to web in a deadline-driven newsroom.
  • Experience managing staff and freelancers. 
  • Strong macro-level editing skills: context, structure, pacing; and micro-level editing skills: facts, aesthetics, tone, voice, clarity.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with an eye for the big picture and an ear for fine details.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work out of Detroit newsroom as needed, currently several days per week.
  • Occasional night and weekend work, typically done remotely, is required.
  • Online portfolio or links to recent and relevant work.


  • Past editorial management experience and business journalism experience. 
  • Experience in both print and digital formats a plus.
  • Ability to think outside of the box and offer new ideas.
  • Proficiency in social media
  • Comfort with occasional speaking appearances at Crain’s events or in other media.

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.

Brand Overview:

Since 1985, Crain's Detroit Business has been the premier source of local business news and information for the Detroit’s area's influential business executives. Crain’s Detroit Business is a full-service communications company – connecting affluent and influential decision makers by providing insights, analysis and opinion needed to navigate Detroit’s business landscape. We are constantly innovating to solve your business problems – from both inside and outside our newsroom. Our integrated approach - across print, digital, in-person event and custom content platforms - aligns powerful content with a powerful audience.

Crain Overview:

Crain Communications has been at the forefront of the publishing industry for more than a century. As a privately held company, we maintain a personal responsibility for elevating our work to be the best it can be.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities  The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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