Managing Editor

  • LendIt Fintech
  • May 12, 2021
Full-time Fintech - Other

Job Description

About us
LendIt Fintech (www.lendit.com) is the world’s leading fintech media company. Bankers, fintech executives and investors from around the world rely on LendIt Fintech for industry news, analysis and gatherings -- online and offline.

Our news portfolio currently includes:

  • LendIt Fintech News
    • Global
    • Europe
    • LatAm
  • Fintech One-On-One Podcast
  • PitchIt Podcast
  • Fintech Features

About you
You are an experienced Editor and Journalist who has a track record covering financial services, fintech and/or technology. You love to write and you love to lead other writers as an editor-in-chief. You are ready to roll up your sleeves and generate your own content as well as build a robust news organization.

No matter where you stand at LendIt Fintech, you stand inside a whirlwind of activity. We’re a small, potent team of doers, and each individual plays an important role and makes a big impact. Your performance is critical to our success, and you will have direct interactions with company leadership.

As such, you must:

  • Be self-motivated
  • Be able to express your judgments clearly
  • Be execution-oriented, a real doer.

Day-to-day activities will include:

  • Develop captivating story ideas in digital banking, lending innovation, payments, blockchain, regulation and beyond
  • Recruit and manage a team of freelance journalists
  • Write clean, concise and factual articles
  • Review and edit the work of freelance journalists
  • Create trustworthy relationships with contacts and sources
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest fintech news developments
  • Contribute to LendIt Fintech’s live and virtual events, video sessions and podcasts
  • Maintain an ethical and objective standard in research & reporting
  • Accurately fact-check information
  • Meet deadlines
  • Work collaboratively with marketing and sales

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree is Journalism
  • At least 5 years work experience as a journalist
  • At least 2 years experience as an editor
  • Recent experience covering financial services, fintech or technology
  • An established book of relevant contacts/sources
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent observation and judgment skills

Characteristics we are looking for:

  • Integrity
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Work ethic & diligence
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Humility
  • Positivity
  • Maturity

You will reports to:

Peter Renton, Chairman & Head of Content

Timeframe:

This position needs to be filled immediately.

Pay:
TBD based on your availability, throughput, experience and capabilities.

Office location:
We have two offices. One in midtown Manhattan and one in Denver. You can work out of either office, or remotely.

Apply:
To be considered for an interview, complete the form below.