FundFire, part of Money-Media, New York, NY
FundFire, the leading publication covering the investment management industry, is seeking a managing editor to maintain its high standards of editorial excellence and lead a team of talented, motivated reporters.
We are seeking a dedicated, experienced editor to take ownership of this Financial Times publication and lead it forward. It’s an opportunity to take over a successful publication that is a daily “must-read” for senior executives in the investment management industry and further grow its readership and reach. FundFire caters to a sophisticated, intelligent and engaged readership that places a high value on quality information. Our readers are busy people so a talent for shaping crisp, compelling copy from complex subjects is essential.
The successful candidate will take charge of a daily newsletter and website that gives readers in-depth coverage of the most relevant issues hitting institutional investment management and wealth management. Coverage includes investment trends, pension funds and other large institutional investors, financial advisors, legislative and regulatory developments, competitive intelligence and strategy. You will think like a business owner, helping to shape strategy and direction for the publication and positioning it for future success.
- Drive overall direction of publication, including how beats are structured, coaching of reporters and continually adjusting content to meet readers’ needs.
- Manage and coach a team of five reporters to produce the most important information (news, research, etc.) to a readership of professionals in the investment management industry. Conduct performance reviews of staff every six months.
- Edit all content and put out the daily issues of FundFire. Edit breaking news alerts as necessary. Lead daily story meetings, and guide story selection. Ensure adherence to Money-Media style and quality standards.
- Develop knowledge of the space we cover and what’s important and valuable to readers. Meet with or talk to readers or others in the field to ensure FundFire is meeting their information needs and to find out where there may be gaps or opportunities. Monitor online statistics and readership to gauge editorial quality.
- Consider competitive threats and developments and ways to combat those or enhance FundFire in response. Research and implement ideas on how to improve and differentiate FundFire.
- Work with other departments to incorporate video, graphics, webcasts into our editorial coverage.
- On occasion, moderate webcasts or panels at events run by Money-Media or the Financial Times’ events group. Share knowledge and expertise where necessary with events group. Represent FundFire’s editorial team internally and externally.
- At least 7 years of business reporting or editing experience.
- Experience managing a staff of reporters and helping them improve and develop.
- Demonstrated ability to write or produce content for a specific niche audience. Experience working a beat and knowing how to generate scoops, enterprise story ideas and other content that distinguishes a publication.
- Track record of continuous improvement and initiative and a creative approach to your work.
- Ability to recognize and respond to readers’ needs.
- Knowledge of investment management specifically or financial services generally a definite plus.
- A high personal standard of excellence and pride in the work you do.
- Curiosity and a desire to learn. Flexibility and resilience.
Please email your resume and a cover letter explaining why you’d be a good fit for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing Managing Editor, FundFire in the subject line.
Money-Media is a friendly company with an entrepreneurial spirit. We are an organization of people with initiative and integrity who are passionate about their profession and value positive and creative thinking, a commitment to continual improvement and resiliency.
As a subsidiary of Pearson, the parent of the Financial Times, we offer an attractive benefits package including medical and dental, 401(k) and additional perks.
Date Posted: 5/10/12