Washington Post Managing Editor John Temple said Wednesday that he is leaving the newspaper after almost a year in the job.

Temple, 59, is one of two managing editors, the second-ranking job behind the executive editor. The former editor and publisher of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Temple built a new-media company called Hono­lulu Civil Beat in Hawaii before joining The Post last March. At The Post, his most recent responsibilities have been for digital news operations, graphics, photography and design.