Associate Editorial Director
McGraw Hill Financial - New York, NY

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The position has responsibility for a team of editors working on Platts’ Central Editing Desk in the US. As a manager on the CED, the person filling this job must have a global perspective, though his/her team will be completely located in the US, and also must be able to understand the workings of all of the sectors that Platts covers: oil, power, petrochemicals and metalsThe role is strategic content development as well as stewarding day-to-day editorial operations.

Establishes and leads the publication processes/workflow for a real-time desk.

Determines what content will be prioritized for publication

Regularly reviews the quality and content of news in a sector/product area and develops and maintains Platts journalistic standards and practices

Establishes editorial quality and operational metrics

Collaborates with production/editorial operations teams in the publishing process

Able to conduct primary reporting and editing functions on an as-needed basis

Manages staff scheduling and assignments

Coaches and mentors staff

Conducts staff performance review

Initiates staff training and development efforts

In charge of hiring process for department

Develops managerial talent within the team

Continuously evaluates editorial content and determines what has relevance to readership

Engages subscribers to better understand market and trends; and to increase understanding around reader relevance

Leverages understanding of reader relevance to continuously develop value-added news/information

Continuously learns and analyzes market issues and looks for news and enterprise story opportunities.

Develops and maintains productive relationships with a broad base of key industry sources and can leverage them in the editorial process


BA degree in journalism with approximately 10 years of reporting/writing/editing experience; or a graduate degree in journalism with business studies or background with 5 years of reporting/writing/editing or analytical work experience.

Excellent communication skills that implement good listening, clear writing style; and strong verbal skills. The ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally.

Strong leadership ability which utilizes influence, and promotes team collaboration and development, as well as personal accountability.

Leverages numeracy skills in the editorial process, including and understanding of statistics and finance. Solid understanding of economics and risk management principles.

Excellent at identifying improvements and efficiencies and implementing processes that continually promote productivity and quality improvements.

Excellent critical thinking skills and expert at problem/conflict resolution.

Strong technical competency and computer skills couple with a good knowledge and utilization of Microsoft Excel ; Microsoft Office suite (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook…); and good keyboarding skills (both speed and accuracy), and is able to adopt new technologies and champion those changes internally.


Regular full-time employees of McGraw Hill Financial routinely receive the following benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Flexible spending accounts with company contribution

401K with company matching, long-term and annual incentives, stock purchase program

Many work/life benefits such as low-cost emergency child- and elder-care, parental leave for birth or adoption, flexible work arrangements, volunteer opportunities, employee assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, and much more

About the Company



, the world’s leading energy information provider, traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry leaders will depend on you to help them make better trading and investment decisions in the all-important energy markets. Our real-time news, pricing, analytical services and conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency. With more than 600 employees in 17 offices spanning five continents, you get the best of a small company and a Fortune 500 corporation at Platts. We have a highly diverse workforce, a global perspective, and a “business casual” culture. Platts is a division of McGraw Hill Financial.

McGraw Hill Financial is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email webmaster -at- and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.



Primary Location

US-NY-New York

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