Managing Editor

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Date Posted May 21, 2024
Industry Digital Media, Trade Publications
Specialty Financial Writing
Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Full-time

Managing Editor 2


Salary Range: $120,000.00 To 140,000.00 Annually

Hybrid: Monday & Tuesday, Downtown, NYC

Arizent’s mission is to advance professional communities across a variety of today’s most transformational industries, including Financial Services. We do this by uncovering powerful ideas, rallying industry leaders around them, and benchmarking their progress. Our services include the distribution of powerful content across digital channels, as well as making meaningful connections through our live events and peer networks. 

If you’re interested in an organization that combines a storied 150-year legacy with a start-up mentality, we invite you to get to know us:

About the position:

The Managing Editor of American Banker, the largest of the seven Arizent publications, leads day-to-day editorial operations for our 185-year-old brand. The successful candidate for the Managing Editor role will be an enterprising, experienced business writer or editor with proven project management skills.  Proven research skills, detail-oriented editing and experience creating an efficient workflow are crucial.

Core responsibilities: 

  • Establish and maintain editorial standards of quality, objectivity, style and independence in our coverage that is distinctive, trustworthy, and actionable; 
  • Assign story and other format ideas to staff journalists and actively coach them on reporting and writing; ensure their work achieves its stated goals before publication (clear focus, excellent production values, bold headlines, appropriate sourcing, strong supporting assets);
  • Identify, assign stories to and manage freelancers as appropriate, including administrative requirements related to expenses/invoicing;
  • Manage and curate American Banker’s daily email newsletters and update the homepage
  • Provide editing help for our five reporting teams when needed;
  • Oversee copy editing;
  • Oversee the editing of BankThink, our op-ed section, and our Think Tank contributor forums; 
  • Oversee the production of the print magazine, which is published nine times a year;
  • From time to time, report and write original stories.

      In pursuit of the above, the Managing Editor, American Banker is expected to: 

  • Ensure that content for each of the brand’s touch-points (website, email newsletters, social media, print magazine, video, podcast) is consistently produced on schedule, at a high level of quality, and in alignment with the company’s overall journalistic standards.
  • Manage freelance and T&E expenses according to budget, coordinating with and reporting to the Editor-in-Chief on a regular basis. Plan industry coverage requiring travel and approve plans in accord with budget.
  • Establish and maintain a public profile as a leading voice on banking in the press, on social media, and at industry events.
  • Actively collaborate with journalists and editors at other Arizent publications.


Additional responsibilities: 

Journalists at Arizent are expected to contribute to and participate in all channels and platforms in which we engage our readers. Those activities include: 

  • Create social media posts on a daily basis.
  • Participate in digital media, including podcasts, web seminars, and video interviews.
  • Participate in live and virtual events hosted by Arizent brands.
  • Represent American Banker in other media, industry events, and other public contexts; and 
  • Offer creative ideas for how American Banker can continue to expand its rapidly growing presence and leadership within the community it serves. 


Required qualifications:

Candidates should have a minimum of ten years of experience in journalism and experience managing a team.  Essential skills include an ability to generate unique story ideas and provocative analysis for a sophisticated audience, write clearly on deadline and collaborate closely with editors and other colleagues in a fast-paced newsroom.

  • 10+ years of experience in journalism.
  • Experience in managing teams of reporters and contributors, both internal and external.
  • Experience in creating and shaping journalism for multiple channels, including print, digital, video, audio and live events.
  • Track record of delivering journalism on time and within budget.
  • Detail-oriented approach with excellent organization and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Experience and confidence participating in digital media and other public forums; excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • B.A./B.S. degree; journalism master’s degree is a plus.
  • Experience covering banking or finance is a plus.

Why Join Arizent?

At Arizent, we believe that diversity is not just a policy; it’s a source of strength and innovation. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. Our inclusive culture encourages individuals to reach their full potential.  Our dedication to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which play a crucial role in creating a supportive and enriching work environment. 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Applicants are invited to state their salary expectations in their cover letter.  Salary determination will be based on factors such as the candidate’s work experience, knowledge, skills, and geographical location. Our generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage; disability and life insurance.  In addition to holiday pay, we offer parental leave, paid vacation, sick, personal, and mental health days.   A 401k program; a pretax transportation payment program and a fitness reimbursement program.

As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, height and weight, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

To apply for the position, please submit your resume and cover letter. We look forward to welcoming diverse and talented individuals to our team!

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