Conferences and Events Editor

New York
Feb 19, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
Human Resources
Other, Publishing
Full Time

Crain’s produces 20 to 25 thought-provoking events annually covering New York City industries and the policy issues that are most important to businesses in the New York area. Our events are a live, in-person extension of our original, high-quality journalism in print and online, attracting anywhere from 100 to 1,000+ attendees to both public and private forums. The Conferences & Events Editor is a newsroom staff member who creates and oversees the editorial content for all Crain’s events. He or she reports to the Editor.

The ideal candidate is an editor with a background covering New York City business and politics and who is comfortable speaking before large groups. Previous experience programming events and moderating events is highly helpful, but not essential.

Responsibilities include developing the editorial programming for our events; identifying the latest news topics and emerging trends of highest interest to our audience; building source relationships with potential panelists from the worlds of business, government, nonprofits and public policy; securing the best speakers and participants for a must-attend event, and coordinating Crain’s own coverage of its newsmaker events though our print, online, video and social media outlets.


The Conferences & Events Editor must possess strong writing skills and meticulous editing skills. He or she must have the local news smarts to develop compelling questions for panelists at our events in concert with the newsroom and the communications savvy to coach Crain’s staffers on moderating panels and to serve as a skilled moderator if needed. He or she must play well with others, especially in collaborating with the Director of Conferences & Events in pre- and post-event logistics to ensure that the editorial content portions of our events are executed seamlessly and professionally. And he or she must have both a talent for devising innovative programming in a highly competitive marketplace for conferences and 100% commitment to producing the best live journalism in town.

Also required:

•Bachelor’s degree
•5 to 7 years of relevant news/editing experience
•Excellent communications skills

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