Fortune seeks a crypto editor

January 15, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Fortune is hiring a Crypto editor to oversee and grow our reporting on alternative and cryptocurrencies. We’re looking for a standout editor who can immerse our readers in this fast-changing world and deliver reliable smart, insightful coverage that cuts through the hype. The right candidate will have a deep familiarity with the people and companies dominating this slice of the financial world, leads on up-and-coming people to watch, as well as a familiarity with how Fortune 500 companies and leaders are adopting crypto.

We are also looking for someone who is eager to moderate and host live and virtual events (media training will be available if this area is new to you). You should be comfortable running a fast-paced team and pivoting from quick hits on the news to assigning deeper profiles, analysis, and service pieces. For this position, there will likely be international expansion possibilities for your team as we build out our crypto staff in Europe and Asia. Finally, we are looking for a team player, as our newsroom thrives on collaboration, experimentation, and telling great stories across platforms.

You will:

  • Strategize and execute Fortune’s coverage of all things crypto with an eye for sharp timely stories as well as big-picture trends
  • Determine the focus areas that Fortune will own and deploy staff and freelance resources to create conversation-starting journalism
  • Build and oversee a team of reporters, providing personalized coaching for continued success
  • Advance the story everyone is talking about with fresh insight
  • Assign and edit breaking news, exclusive scoops, and longform reporting
  • Bring a background in crypto to newsroom-wide brainstorms and conversations
  • Contribute to our conferences and live events
  • Collaborate with editors and writers across the newsroom on breaking news and special packages
  • Ensure our coverage includes a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices
  • Uphold Fortune’s standards of journalistic rigor, accuracy, and fairness

The right candidate:

  • Has proven management and editing experience in a digital environment
  • Has a robust understanding of the major trends driving the rise of crypto and how it transforming industries
  • Brings a deep network of sources, writers, and speakers
  • Exercises careful, considered news judgment
  • Is driven to tell important stories that hold those in power accountable
  • Is infinitely curious and always has a story idea ready to go
  • Is eager to try out new formats, from on-camera videos to contributing to one of Fortune’s newsletters
  • Edits clean, accurate, and insightful copy on deadline
  • Is flexible and adaptable
  • Effectively prioritizes tasks in a fast-paced environment and juggles creative personalities
  • Communicates professionally and effectively in a remote environment

To apply, go here.

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