Pensions & Investments seeks a news editor

March 16, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Pensions & Investments is looking for a news editor to work across online and print content, including daily news, features, special reports and weekly newsletters. At P&I, we cover public and private-sector retirement plans, endowments and foundations, as well as the money managers that put those institutional dollars to work by investing in a variety of asset classes, from stocks and bonds, to real estate, private equity and hedge funds, to name just a few.

The news editor has day-to-day responsibility for setting the news agenda for P&I Daily – our emailed daily newsletter — and pionline.com by monitoring news wires and serving as point person for enterprise news generated by our reporting team. The news editor also assigns and edits stories for the print publication and serves as a member of the leadership team.

Job duties include the following:

  • Keeps abreast of breaking news by monitoring news wires and scanning competitors. Assigns and edits news stories. Building upon breaking news, the news editor will suggest broader stories for the newspaper and the website.
  • Works to find the P&I angle in breaking news. Works to instill sense of urgency among reporters.
  • Ensures that pionline.com is supplied with fresh content. Using editorial judgment, ensures that top stories or packages are displayed and ranked appropriately.
  • Writes headlines for daily news stories incorporating SEO.
  • Works with P&I’s audience editor to identify and amplify top-performing stories.

Print duties:

  • As part of the editing team, the news editor works with colleagues to edit and place stories in the biweekly newspaper.
  • Works with production team in writing headlines, captions, trimming stories to fit; ensuring story jumps are accurate.


Five years or more of financial editing experience, and a track record of overseeing reporters. Knowledge of institutional investing and/or retirement issues. Demonstrated track record of meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple, overlapping projects. Strong knowledge of AP Style. Ability to read and understand public company filings and industry reports. Strong communication skills as well as ability to work effectively within a newsroom and under deadline pressure.

This position is based in Chicago, preferably, but candidates based in New York also will be considered.

To apply, go here.

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