Editorial Assistant

Dec 20, 2013
Jan 19, 2014
Human Resources
Full Time
Pensions & Investments, a 40-year-old Crain Communications brand, seeks an editorial assistant in Chicago. Duties of this jack of all trades range from office management to research to some news reporting. Must be highly organized and self-starting, with good customer service skills and excellent computer literacy. Interest in financial journalism and familiarity with finance and investing highly desirable.

Responsibilities Include:

Office management

• Ordering office supplies

• Mail

• Keeping the library organized

• Answering phone, fielding questions about the publication, etc.

• Odd tasks like reserving conference rooms, ordering food for group lunches


• Digging through P&I archives to assist beat reporters and editors on background for stories

• Historical plan sponsor and money manager data

• Compiling annual report data for special report


• Daily items

• Annual balance sheet special report

• Special report on indexing

• Top-performing manager special reports, including editing the rankings

• Meet with sources when they come to the office

Grunt work

• Maintain database of our stories and those of our competitors

• Chase companies that don’t complete our surveys

• Third set of eyes proofreading plan sponsor and money manager profiles

• Manage the entry and judging process for P&I’s annual Eddy Awards


• Bachelor’s degree

• Internship experience in Journalism or Media

• Strong writing skills

• Strong attention to detail

• Able to prioritize work and maintain organization

About Pension & Investments

Every other Monday, Pensions&Investments delivers critical financial news to executives responsible for the investment of large institutional assets such as pension funds, endowments and foundations. It reaches top corporate executives and government leaders, pension fund managers, investment advisers, consultants, and financial institutions. It is the world's leading newspaper for institutional investing.

About Crain Communications

An industry leader, Crain Communications Inc. is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 30 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia. The company’s 850 employees in 11 locations produce exciting publications, digital products, events, marketing services, custom publishing, lead generation and research.

We thank you for your interest in Crain Communications and invite you to visit our website as positions are updated regularly.

This is a great time to join our organization -- a profitable, well established publishing leader.

To apply for this position please visit our Web site at www.crain.com and search under the Careers section. Please include cover letter and resume for consideration. Crain is an equal opportunity employer.

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