ICS - Executive Editor - Team Lead, Money Team
Summary: 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. Responsibilities: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.Requirements: •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.