Fading Kansas City Star Desperately Seeking New Managing Editor

A great deal of opportunity remains amid the incredible shrinking world of Kansas City print journalism and our blog is here to help boost the fortunes of savvy readers. 

To wit . . . Here's an evening help wanted shout out . . .


That second part of the job will probably comprise most of the work given that the paper mostly serves to do nothing more or less than share press releases from the mayor's office. 

Still . . . 

For $160,000 to $180,00 per year . . . We're certain that even the most cantankerous conservative would be happy to earn this gig.

Special thanks to AWESOME TKC READERS for sending this "now hiring" note our way . . .

The Kansas City Star is seeking a creative and collaborative news leader to serve as its managing editor.

This is a key leadership role in one of America’s great metro newsrooms, and we’re looking for someone who not only loves a good story but who is passionate about reaching readers on every platform, from our dynamic websites to our digital eEditions to our reimagined print product.

As The Star’s managing editor, you would coordinate and oversee the day-to-day news-gathering work of a talented and accomplished team of journalists as they experiment with new ways to reach an increasingly diverse audience of readers, viewers and listeners. This editor will play an integral role in accelerating our digital transition, as we build a sustainable operation that produces world-class accountability and investigative journalism, solutions- and utility-focused news and information, and breaking news coverage that is first and best on issues most important to our local readers.

You should bring a proven commitment to raising standards for diversity and inclusion both in news coverage and talent recruitment.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .