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Yahoo Finance seeks managing editor

September 9, 2014

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
  • Edits and manages team of in-house reporters.
  • 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 with Front Page, managing the pitch process and coordinating coverage of major news with 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 timeliness


  • 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
  • B.A. required, preferably in journalism or media

The position is based in New York. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Yahoo Finance editor in chief Aaron Task at

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