Editor for Innovation

The Sacramento Bee   Sacramento, CA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on June 6, 2022
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The Sacramento Bee is seeking a forward-thinking, results-driven leader with experience in newsroom transformation to help us deepen connections with our audience, grow subscriptions, experiment and innovate in a fast-moving digital news environment. This editor will collaborate with our audience growth and retention team and with journalists across the newsroom as we look to enhance our journalism with new technologies and new approaches to storytelling.

This editor will be at the forefront of change, developing and executing new strategies for presenting news, reaching diverse communities and engaging our local audience. This leader should be eager to learn new skills, experiment and coach other journalists as we navigate an ever-changing media landscape. The editor for innovation will be a key leader at The Sacramento Bee, working closely with the audience development editor and with newsroom leadership to plan experimentation strategy, identify audience growth trends, expand training and launch community engagement efforts.

This leader will help train and educate Bee journalists about the evolving media environment and the steps we as a newsroom need to take as we continue to adapt and innovate. The editor for innovation will lead content sprints focused on digital subscription conversion, collaborate with other McClatchy newsrooms on experimentation, explore new types of storytelling on multiple platforms and work with other Bee journalists on video and audio engagement opportunities.

The Sacramento Bee has made investments in AI, service journalism and the reimagination of print to support digital growth, and we need an innovative, hard-charging leader focused on connecting with new audiences and meeting readers where they are. This editor should be nimble, comfortable with change and willing to experiment and seize opportunities to enhance our journalism with new technologies. This leader should have the ability to motivate the newsroom and foster a spirit of innovation and experimentation in content creation and distribution. 

We’re seeking a leader who is excited about the future growth of the journalism industry and our role in it as a local news organization. If this is you, please apply.


  • The proven ability to lead, inspire, and convey knowledge to others and to work effectively with a wide range of colleagues.

  • A command of audience analytics and experience with the tactics that drive results

  • Impeccable journalistic ethics

  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced, constantly evolving and outcome-oriented.

  • A focus not just on the written word, but also on how stories are told through photos, videos and audio

  • A track record of journalism excellence that includes the ability to inspire and execute on unique projects

  • A results-oriented focus and the ability to handle numerous projects concurrently

  • Excellent writing, analytical and organizational skills with a proven ability to set, prioritize and achieve ambitious goals

  • Experience with a range of platforms including social media, audio, etc.

  • Strong management and communications skills and the ability to build relationships and networks at all levels

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