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Managing Editor, Ignites

Company: Financial Times
Location: New York
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job: Managing Editor, Ignites


Ignites , a leading publication covering the U.S. mutual fund, ETF and defined contribution retirement plan marketplace, seeks a managing editor to maintain its high standards of editorial excellence and lead a team of talented, motivated reporters.

We are looking for editor take ownership of the publication and lead it forward.

The successful candidate will take charge of a daily newsletter and website that gives readers in-depth coverage of the most relevant issues hitting the mutual fund, ETF and retirement businesses. We have more than 125,000 paid subscribers. Coverage includes product development, sales, marketing and distribution, compliance, legislative and regulatory developments, competitive intelligence and strategy. You will think like a business owner, helping to shape the tone and direction for the publication and positioning it for future success.


Drive overall direction of publication, including how beats are structured, hiring, recruiting, training and coaching of reporters and continually adjusting content to meet readers' needs.

Manage and coach a team of nine reporters and editors to produce the most important information (news, research, data visualization, video, etc.) to a readership of professionals in the investment management industry.

Conduct regular performance reviews.

Work with other departments to incorporate video, graphics, webcasts into our editorial coverage.

Source and manage freelancers.

Edit all content and put out the daily issues of Ignites. Edit breaking news alerts as necessary. Lead regular 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 Ignites 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 Ignites in response. Research and implement ideas on how to improve and differentiate the award-winning publication.

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 Ignites' editorial team internally and externally.


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, ferret through filings, develop enterprise story ideas and other content that distinguishes a publication.

Track record of continuous improvement to your work, as well as the ability to think about creative ways to present information.

Ability to recognize and respond to readers' needs.

Knowledge of investment management specifically or financial services not required, but a plus.

A high personal standard of excellence and pride in the work you do.

Curiosity and a desire to learn. Flexibility and resilience.

What's in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include: generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), health coverage (medical, dental & vision insurance), 401(k) and company match, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here .

Further Information

A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $120,000 to $135,000. To ensure pay fairness, the successful candidate will be offered a salary within the estimated salary range based on a number of considerations including but not limited to: skill set; experience and training; certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate is for our NYC office and has not been adjusted for other locations.

Candidates should be aware that new employees will be required to be vaccinated by their start date, meaning they have received all of the recommended doses for either a one dose or two dose COVID-19 vaccine, and provide proof of vaccination status (e.g. CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) , which will be kept confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer, and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely-held religious belief or a medical disability where it does not pose an undue hardship on the Company.

At the FT, we know our most valuable resources are our people and we embrace our employees' unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer that seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. We aim to treat all employees in a fair and consistent manner, promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. #LI-SG1

Keywords: Financial Times, New York , Managing Editor, Ignites, Advertising , New York, New York

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