Crain Communications Special Projects Editor in New York, New York

InvestmentNews, the preeminent source of news and information for financial advisers, is seeking a creative and detail-oriented Special Projects Editor to help expand our fast-growing franchise of editorial-based projects that grow and engage our core audience and generate revenue. The role involves developing concepts for, and working with our editorial team to produce supplements, newsletters, events and print and online features that may be tied to award-recognition programs. The person in this role will be expected to act as a liaison between our editorial, sales and marketing teams to ensure that all stakeholders are working in sync. This position will report the editor.

Objectives & Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Special projects: Develop new editorial initiatives and oversee existing ones, including:
40 Under 40
Women to Watch
Icons and Innovators
Best Places to Work
Editorial supplements: Manage all print supplements (formulate ideas, assign stories, edit material, work with art department and freelancers to produce supplements).
Assist in the deployment of editorial newsletters
Program editorial webcasts, roundtables and conferences
Editing editorial content, including daily web stories, features and content related to special projects.

Basic Qualifications:

5+ years of experience as an Editor.
Track record to motivate reporters and other staff members in news room.
Superb editing skills.
Excellent editorial judgment. Ability to recognize when a potential piece is problematic and needs to be reworked or rejected.
Outstanding ability to delegate tasks and enforce deadlines.
Strong collaboration skills
Ability to manage multiple large projects at the same time and keep teams with varied responsibilities on track.
4-year degree required.

Preference:

Prior project management experience.
Knowledge and hands on experience with creating and overseeing special reports.
Ability to think outside of the box and offer new ideas for big projects.
Online experience, including content management systems.
Great interpersonal skills to interact with heavy hitters from the financial services industry.
Familiarity with Smartsheet.