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Yahoo Finance seeks managing editor

July 4, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Yahoo Finance, the leading online source for financial news and information, is looking for a Managing Editor to oversee daily coverage of breaking news and manage our staff of in-house reporters. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, impeccable news judgment, a commitment to the highest journalistic standards, and the ability to make high-stakes decisions quickly and clearly in real time. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record of leading teams in a fast-paced digital newsroom. The Managing Editor works across multiple teams within Yahoo and may coordinate with strategic partners so an ability to multi-task is essential.


· Oversee breaking news programming of Yahoo Finance homepage; responsible for story selection and monitoring breaking news

· Edits and manages team of in-house reports

· Participates in discussions over Yahoo Finance Home redesign and module effectiveness

· Support efforts to build native Yahoo Finance audience and grow traffic to the site

· Works the Front Page, managing the pitch process and coordinating coverage of major news of FP

· Supports efforts to identify gaps in coverage

· Ensures we are on top of 24/7 news cycle and contributes ideas and stories to enhance our timelines


· A track record of leadership in real-time news environment

· A minimum of 5 years experience in financial journalism and a deep understanding of which stories matter most to investors

· Excellent news judgment combined with a fine-tuned sensibility of when and where to take risks

· Excellent communication skills and an ability to lead while working collaboratively with multiple teams

· A comprehensive understanding of editorial best practices including SEO and SMO

· BA required, preferable in journalism or media

The position is based in New York.

To apply, go here.

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