Deputy Editorial Director

  • FORTUNE
  • New York, New York
  • Jul 30, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Company Overview

Fortune, the world's premier business media brand, is also the quality leader in executive conferences (Fortune Live Media). Extending the publication’s award-winning content and exclusive insider access, Fortune brings together the world's business executives with top government officials and thought leaders.

Each year, Fortune hosts a select number of invitation only meetings and membership communities for the leaders who are setting the global business agenda. Building upon Fortune’s expert reporting and unrivaled power to convene top CEOs/C-Suite, policymakers, and experts, Fortune Live Media convenes extraordinary gatherings of the world’s most important decision-makers. Fortune conferences, which rely on both the moderating skills of Fortune’s top editors and peer-level interaction across industries, are renowned for their ability to tap into the insights of global business leaders and provide a world-class experience for every participant.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Editorial Director of Fortune Live Media and Editor-at-Large, Michal Lev-Ram, the Deputy Editorial Director will take a leading role in shaping some of Fortune’s flagship events, including the CEO Initiative, Global Sustainability Forum, and more. This individual will collaborate with Fortune’s editorial and conference teams to inform and help set the agenda, including speakers and main stage/breakout topics, in order to bring Fortune’s journalism to life onstage. He or she will also moderate interviews on stage and emcee some of our live events, both in person and virtual, ensuring that our onstage conversations are thoughtful, relevant, and aligned with the rest of Fortune’s journalism. The right candidate will also help develop and steer new opportunities across Fortune Live Media, look for synergies across our journalism (both live media and print/online/video), and write occasional articles that fit within their interest areas.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Work with program directors & editorial cochair teams to help set the agenda for Fortune events like the CEO Initiative, Global Sustainability Forum, and others.
  • Moderate conversations, on stage and during breakouts, and emcee in-person and virtual events throughout the year. (Some travel is involved.)
  • Work across editorial and conference teams to make sure our live events are aligned with journalistic goals and integrity of our new.
  • Collaborate with editorial teams on coverage plans for live media events, and any other potential synergies across conference and editorial.
  • Help develop themes for Fortune events, and recruit guest cochairs (if relevant). 
  • Write occasional articles, when time allows. Coverage/features can be for the magazine, website, or Fortune newsletters.

Professional/Personal Qualifications

  • Years of experience in journalism/interviewing with emphasis on live events, television, or radio
  • Knowledge and interest in ESG, purpose-led companies and leaders, and economic issues
  • Creative thinker and curator of ideas
  • Strong network of sources in the ESG, startup, and corporate world
  • Strong sense of the topics that matter—and should matter—to global companies and leaders
  • Superior communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively across functions and departments
  • Effective writing skills, a record of journalistic integrity, and an eye for compelling content, both written and live media