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CNNMoney seeks markets and investing writer


The staff writer for markets and investing will be responsible for reporting, writing and developing stories about financial markets and investing, one of CNNMoney’s five main beats.

The staff writer will be expected to excel at story development and writing and help the team’s efforts with audience building, innovation and franchise development.

  • Story development: Cultivate a wide range of sources and a deep understanding of the trends, issues and events influencing financial markets and investing.
  • Breaking News: Stay on top of and respond quickly to breaking news, ensuring that all major developments are covered.
  • Make news: Develop ideas that will set CNNMoney apart from the competition.
  • Writing: Deliver sharp, smart, engaging copy on pieces ranging from short breaking news items to larger packages.
  • Innovate: Continually seek out interesting story and package ideas and execute on them. Assist with developing new tools, products and ways of presenting information, such as infographics and interactives.
  • Franchise development: Work closely with editors to develop features that serve three functions: audience development (i.e. page views), create buzz (i.e. pick-up by other news and social media outlets, lively reader comments), and advertising interest.

To apply, go here.



What Winkler asks Bloomberg job applicants


Julia LaRoche of Business Insider has a story Monday morning about the hiring process at Bloomberg News and the three questions that editor in chief Matt Winkler asks all applicants.

They are:

1. What is the most important value in journalism? 

How To Answer: “Accuracy.” (That’s the ONLY answer)

This questions gets asked every time. We’re told that everyone warns the reporters about it, so no one ever gets it wrong.

2. Where do you see yourself in X-number of years? 

How To Answer: We’re told that the key to answering this question is to not say anything outside of Bloomberg.

“One time there was a stocks intern who wrote a record number of stories without any corrections. But she didn’t get hired because a manager asked what her goal in life was and she said to be Secretary of State of the United States. The fact that she had aspirations outside of Bloomberg cost her the job,” our source explained.

To be safe, you might want to say that you see yourself “being an editor at Bloomberg News”.

3. What is the most important modern financial news story? 

How To Answer: It depends on what the big story is at the time, but we’re told he does this to make sure you understand what the big-picture business story is in the world.

A couple of summers ago the big story was Greece. Right now, the big story could be the emerging markets.

Read more here.
Mary Lou Brink

Plain Dealer names new business editor


Mary Lou Brink, former interactive media and niche publications director for the Fort Wayne Newspapers in Fort Wayne, Ind., has been named the business editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland.

Janet Cho of the Plain Dealer writes, “Brink, an Ohio University graduate who grew up in Columbus, will oversee seven full-time business journalists who write for Ohio’s largest newspaper in print and online at cleveland.com.

“‘I am thrilled to join the high-quality editing ranks at The Plain Dealer, and I look forward to working with such a talented and multidimensional staff,’ Brink said via email. ‘This team of journalists is hands down one of the best, if not THE best, in the country, and I am honored to be among them.

“‘I’m excited to hit the ground running at such a legendary news organization. My traditional print background coupled with my recent experience directing news websites in Indiana, I hope, will serve the readers and users of The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com, respectively, well.”

Read more here.

Rachel Sams

Sams named editor of Albuquerque Business First


Albuquerque Business First, part of the American City Business Journals chain, announced that Rachel Sams has been promoted to editor-in-chief, effective Feb. 1.

A story on its website states, “Sams was previously managing editor of the publication, a position she held since October 2012. She has worked with American City Business Journals, Albuquerque Business First’s parent company, for 11 years. In March 2009, Sams transferred to Albuquerque from the Baltimore Business Journal, a sister publication, to take on the role of associate editor.

“As editor-in-chief, Sams will be responsible for the strategic direction of Business First’s Web and print news products, as well as continuing to grow the readership of both.

“Sams succeeds Joe Renaud, who is leaving Business First on Feb. 28 to pursue a career as an elementary school teacher in the Albuquerque area. He will serve as outgoing editor-in-chief until that date, aiding in the transition of his responsibilities and working toward the relaunch of Albuquerque Business First at the end of February. The relaunch marks a culmination and celebration of all of the changes that have been made to the print and Web news products over the course of the past 12 months.

“‘I’m thrilled that Rachel will be stepping into the editorial department’s chief leadership position, and it’s a great comfort to know that our publication will be in such capable hands as I depart to pursue my teaching career,’ Renaud said.”

Read more here.

John Carney

Carney leaving CNBC for WSJ’s “Heard on the Street”


Liam Denning, co-deputy editor of The Wall Street Journal “Heard on the Street” feature, sent out the following staff hire on Friday:


We are pleased to announce that John Carney is joining Heard on the Street.

John is well-known both on Wall Street and in the financial media, with a presence spanning TV, print, and online. He joins us from CNBC, where he founded and ran the NetNet blog and made frequent appearances in front of the cameras opining on the highs and lows of finance.

John began his career in journalism at DealBreaker, the irreverent blog covering the culture and personalities of Wall Street. There during the depths of the financial crisis, he served as editor-in-chief of the site. He went from there to be managing editor of Clusterstock, part of Business Insider. In addition, John has over the years written for our own Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Fortune, and New York magazine, among others.

In a previous life, John practiced corporate law at firms including Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Latham & Watkins. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

True to his roots, John will cover all things Wall Street for the Heard. You can join one of his more-than 41,000 twitter followers at this handle: @carney. Based in New York, he will report to Liam Denning and David Reilly.

Please join us in welcoming John to the WSJ.


Bill Glasgall

Glasgall, ex-Bloomberg ME, joins Volcker Alliance


William Glasgall, a Bloomberg News managing editor who retired earlier this month, has joined the Volcker Alliance as program and editorial director for its state/local accountability and improvement programs.

“Bill brings to the Alliance deep knowledge of state and local government fiscal policies and the experience needed to translate the Task Force’s recommendations into changes that benefit people’s lives,” said Volcker Alliance President Shelley Metzenbaum in a statement.

Glasgall joined Bloomberg News in 2007 and directed enterprise and beat reporting for several teams, most recently as managing editor overseeing coverage of state and local government and financial news that won numerous awards from the National Press Club Foundation and other organizations.

His career also includes almost two decades at BusinessWeek magazine, where he won two Overseas Press Club Awards for international reporting, and as a vice president at Standard & Poor’s.

Glasgall is a governor of the Overseas Press Club Foundation and has been a member of the Board of Overseers of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, where he was also a fellow. He is a graduate of Boston University and lives in New Jersey.

Read more here.

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Franklin, Bloomberg ME in Washington, to become Poynter president


Tim Franklin, a managing editor for Bloomberg News in Washington, has been named the new president of the Poynter Institute, a journalism education center in St. Petersburg.

Previously, Franklin was the editor of three metropolitan newspapers, and he was the founding director of the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University.

“Tim brings a wealth of experience in journalism across all platforms, and a strong background in journalism education,” said Paul Tash, the chairman of the Poynter Institute trustees, in a statement. “For everyone who cares about journalism as a foundation of democracy, this is excellent news.”

Franklin will become Poynter’s fifth president since the institute was founded in 1975. He succeeds Karen Dunlap, who is retiring after a decade as president.

Franklin graduated from Indiana University, where he edited the daily student newspaper and was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists as the top college journalism student in the country. He was named an Indiana University School of Journalism Distinguished Alum in 2012, an award that recognizes the profession’s leaders.

He started his career at the Chicago Tribune, and then was the top editor at the Indianapolis Star, the Orlando Sentinel and the Baltimore Sun. For the last 2½ years, he has helped to direct daily news coverage from Bloomberg’s bureau in Washington, which has some 200 journalists.

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Inc. hires Ledbetter from Reuters to be its editor


Jim Ledbetter of Reuters has been hired by Inc. magazine to be editor of its magazine and website, reports Lucia Moses of Adweek.

Moses writes, “Ledbetter’s departure follows some considerable upheaval at Reuters; the company last fall cut a reported 5 percent of its workforce and scrapped plans for its consumer-facing website, Reuters Next.

“‘With the decision that was made to not pursue Reuters Next, it kind of follows from that that the commitment to doing the opinion I was doing was probably not going to grow, so the job should stay the same,’ Ledbetter said. ‘But honestly, the opportunity to work with Eric Schurenberg was just too good to pass up under any circumstances.’

“A Reuters spokesman said the company plans to replace Ledbetter.

“At Inc., Ledbetter said he hopes to broaden the magazine’s audience beyond its core base of entrepreneurs. ‘If you look at so many issues in the American economy right now, they often center on issues that concern small businesses,’ he said. ‘I do think there are multiple audiences for what Inc. could and should produce.’”

Read more here.

Steve McMillan

Ex-Denver Post biz editor joins Associated Press


Steve McMillan, a former business editor of The Denver Post, has been named news editor of Virginia and West Virginia for the Associated Press.

An AP story states, “The appointment was announced Wednesday by South Regional Editor Lisa Marie Pane.

“‘Steve is a top-notch journalist who has a track record for helping reporters navigate complicated issues and capturing big stories for a broad audience,’ Pane said.’”We’re looking forward to having a journalist of his caliber join the AP to oversee all the fascinating stories from this part of the world — from the coal industry and politics to Big Tobacco.’

“McMillan, 56, is joining the AP from The Denver Post, where he has worked for 16 years as a writer and editor, including a 4 1/2-year stint as business editor. Most recently, he has been the public policy/digital publications editor, overseeing a team of reporters covering education, immigration and general assignment, as well as The Post’s eBook initiative. Besides the foreclosure and financial meltdown, and the buyout of Qwest Communications, McMillan also oversaw coverage on the business side of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

“Before joining the Post in 1997, McMillan was the business editor and an assistant city editor at the Albuquerque Journal.”

Read more here.
Lauren Young

Young switches to personal finance for Reuters.com


Lauren Young, who had been the wealth management editor at Reuters, sent out the following change in her job:

Beth Pinsker and I have joined Reuters.com – again – to boost money/personal finance coverage on our website.

We will continue to create actionable content that’s valuable to our media and professional clients. And yes, those stories about retirement, saving for college and all the other stuff you’ve come to rely on will move through the copy desk and appear on the Reuters newswire. (Don’t worry: Linda will continue to write her popular Stern Advice personal finance column every other week, although she will no longer edit personal finance copy.)

I now report to Dan Colarusso, and Beth reports to me.

Personal finance is a top priority for the digital team in 2014. We’ve already made some changes to our page on Reuters.com, so please check it out: http://www.reuters.com/finance/personal-finance

On the Wealth front, Linda Stern will take sole charge of the wealth management team in Reuters News, reporting directly to Paritosh Bansal.