OLD Media Moves

Task departs Seeking Alpha to take on primary childcare

November 5, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Longtime business journalist Aaron Task has left investment news site SeekingAlpha.com as vice president of contributor content.

In October 2019, Seeking Alpha started a podcast channel “Alpha Trader” featuring Task as one of its hosts. He will continue to do the podcast.

On Medium, he wrote:

This wasn’t a decision that came easily or was made lightly. In February 2020, I started a new job at Seeking Alpha with a mandate to build out an editorial operation in NYC. Then COVID hit. Seeking Alpha has always been a WFH organization so it was a big deal for them to plan the expansion — and a relatively easy decision to unwind it. Over the summer we tried to reconfigure my role but it was clear to me it wasn’t going to happen. And when my role was officially eliminated, my wife and I started talking about me taking on primary childcare responsibilities.

Task had been editor in chief of Fortune.com until November 2016.

Task joined Fortune after time at Yahoo Finance, where he was editor in chief. During his time at Fortune, he pushed the web operation to a 30 percent increase in organic traffic vs. 2015 and a 160 percent increase in video starts.

Before joining Yahoo in 2008, he spent 10 years at TheStreet.com in a variety of roles, including executive editor.  He also served as the on-camera host for Yahoo’s video efforts.

He is the winner of a number of journalism awards and contributing editor, with Barry Ritholtz, of the 2008 book “Bailout Nation.”

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