Deputy Managing Editor

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Lighthouse Reports

Position description

Lighthouse Reports is an award-winning investigative newsroom working with some of the world’s leading media to deliver deeply reported, public interest investigations. We build newsrooms around topics and innovate new approaches to accountability journalism focused on migration, climate, conflict and corruption. We’ve co-published series and investigations with more than 120 partners around the world. We work across media formats from television and documentary to news and radio, podcasts, print and online.

We’re hiring a Deputy Managing Editor to strengthen and oversee our processes to produce impactful investigative journalism in alignment with our mission and values. You’ll help us develop workflows that recognise and streamline existing strengths and diverse ways of working to unlock the potential for our journalism to go further.

Lighthouse is committed to moving away from some of the dysfunctional norms of newsrooms past. The key responsibility of the Deputy Managing Editor is to build systems that support inclusive and impactful journalism, harness talent across the organisation and enhance internal and external collaboration.

The Deputy Managing Editor will help build leadership across the team and ensure effective project management towards the publication of investigations that facilitate transparent and well documented investigative pipelines and encourage robust practices for inclusive communications and engagement in investigations.


Editorial: Experience leading teams of reporters through ambitious journalistic projects. 

Project management: 5+ years experience managing projects in a newsroom environment with at least two years of experience managing journalists and editing a variety of story formats.

Change management: Experience bringing about organisational change and operating during and through uncertainty, ambiguity and in a fast-paced environment. Flexibility, diplomacy and recognition of the value inherent in different work styles.

Excellent verbal and written English as well as interpersonal communication and diplomatic skills. Other languages a plus.

Product thinking: Understanding of the key ingredients of product development.

Systems thinking: Can quickly evaluate root causes of organisational challenges and overcome roadblocks to collaboration. Can leverage the tools at hand, rather than being dependent on a specific software solution. Experience vetting news vendors is a plus.

Facilitation: Experience facilitating group brainstorms and discussions to drive alignment. Ability to keep discussions moving forward and toward actionable insights.

Leadership: Experience leading through influence, without direct reporting lines.

Prioritisation: Ability to prioritise work autonomously, yet proactively reach out for help when needed or when there are significant trade offs to consider.

Communication: Ability to communicate complex ideas, goals and problems in a way that is accessible and actionable for people with different skill sets.



  • Salary range: €55,000 – 65,000 per year, depending on experience
  • Remote or hybrid work set up depending on location
  • New Macbook or similar laptop
  • Paid vacation 
  • Support for some conference and other event participation

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