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S&P Global seeks head of retail/consumer news

November 22, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

S&P GlobalS&P Global Market Intelligence is looking for an experienced editor and manager to become our head of consumer news, leading our global coverage of retailers focused on apparel; footwear; luxury goods; computer and electronics; home furnishings; automotive supplies; home improvement; and sporting goods.

Coverage also includes major multiline retailers/department stores and online/internet retail operations.

As the news desk manager, you will set the daily agenda for the consumer news team and lead medium- and long-term coverage planning efforts. You will also lead the writing and editing of clean, concise features and shorter news items on deadline and continually refine and improve our coverage based on reader needs and interests.

The Impact: In this role, you will mentor, coach and manage a global team of 40+ journalists, with hands-on performance development, including training and career mapping. You will collaborate closely with key internal and external stakeholders, including product developers and marketing executives as well as other S&P Global Market Intelligence news teams, leveraging our data to deliver valuable insight to readers.

The Career Opportunity: S&P Global Market Intelligence’s fast-growing newsroom is a results-focused meritocracy. We value accountability and we seek to identify and reward exceptional performance with growth opportunities supported by a very competitive remuneration package.

The Team: With more than 250 reporters and editors across five continents, our journalists have the opportunity every day to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and are able to develop a close team dynamic with coworkers from around the globe.


  • Exceptional editing skills with an eye for enhancing relevance and readability
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced global team environment, while honing a breaking-news, news hound culture
  • Strong understanding of financial markets
  • A proven track record in business journalism
  • An ability to promote our news using social media
  • An ability to work collaboratively with sales, marketing and PR teams to execute on our commercial strategy

Our Hiring Manager Says: “I’m looking for an inspiring, energetic editor and leader with significant experience covering consumer, retail or related sectors; a seasoned journalist with a passion for delivering insightful content to a discerning audience; and an experienced manager who can develop and manage a globally diverse team of reporters and editors; manage a budget; and recruit new team members”

If this sounds like a role made for you, please send us your CV, a cover letter and a few samples of recent editing and/or writing. Candidates will be asked to complete a brief editing test

About S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important—some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit, S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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