Managing Editor, Ignites
Company: Financial Times
Location: New York
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Job: Managing Editor, Ignites www.ignites.com
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
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
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
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
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 .
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
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