ICS - Executive Editor - Team Lead, Money Team

Jan 04, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
Mr. HR Talent Management
Full Time
An experienced personal finance/financial policy editor to oversee creation of timely, compelling subject-specific news and feature content for AARP media properties. Coordinates and manages a team of editors and writers, both staff and freelance. Responsible for conceptualizing and assigning articles for AARP website and print publications; reporting and writing stories; editing copy and monitoring stories throughout the editing process; and overseeing long-range plans for assigned subject areas. Brings extensive network of personal finance/financial policy writers. Negotiates contracts and fees and contributes to developing and administering budget. Plays a key role in working across platforms and with other AARP departments to accomplish Association goals and meet members' need for relevant information within the My Money Portfolio.

1. Directly reports to Managing Editor of the Integrated Content Team.
2. Creates personal finance/financial policy content (writes, commissions, edits) to meet the needs/requirements of the Editors-in-Chief of AARP platforms.
3. Convenes regular meetings with subject-specific editors from various platforms to brainstorm ideas and coordinate assignments.
4. Works in a matrix capacity with other AARP departments and business units to keep abreast of Association initiatives and to develop subject-specific content.
5. Oversees and coordinates the work of a team of editors and freelance contributors to create content across all platforms.
6. Conceptualizes and assigns stories and oversees long-range planning re: specific high-interest subject areas.
7. Top-edits, rewrites, offers suggestions for display copy.
8. Maintains a strong knowledge of subject-specific news developments of high interest to 50+ Americans and makes day-to-day judgments about content creation.
9. Recruits new writers and negotiates contracts.
10. Develops strong relationships and collaborates with other departments to accomplish AARP's goals.

•Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, communications or related discipline.?
•Minimum of 10-15 years experience working as a personal finance reporter/editor for a national media organization.
?•Strong background in all aspects of print and online journalism and a proven track record developing stories and top-editing copy.
• Track record of working with nationally known freelance writers
?• Excellent news judgment and extensive knowledge of personal finance and financial policy issues; excellent writing and editing skills.
?•A strong leader and team player with the demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with other AARP departments.