Editor in Chief at Fast Company

January 20. 2022
New York, NY

Fast Company, the world’s leading progressive business publication, is seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial editor-in-chief to direct, expand, and elevate its print, digital, and live journalism. With its focus on innovation in technology, leadership, social impact, creativity, and design, Fast Company inspires readers to think expansively, lead with purpose, embrace change, and shape the future of business.

The editor-in-chief reports to the CEO. The EIC leads a team of 50 journalists in the U.S., acts as an ambassador for the publication at internal and external events, and works closely with leaders in the company’s sales and marketing, direct-to-consumer, product, events, and business development teams to create and pursue growth opportunities. 

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Editing six print issues a year
  • Working with the executive editor and head of digital to ensure the vibrancy and urgency of Fastcompany.com
  • Assigning high-profile, long-form journalism for the magazine and website
  • Holding the newsroom to the highest ethical standards and creating a culture of cooperation and inclusiveness
  • Ensuring that rankings, lists, and recognition programs are rigorously researched and editorially sound
  • Setting and maintaining newsroom budgets
  • Working with publishing colleagues to develop projects for potential inclusion in sales proposals
  • Contributing live programming ideas and recruiting speakers to participate in editorial events
  • Supporting Fast Company’s existing membership programs and fostering new ones

What We’re Looking For:

  • 10-plus years editing experience, preferably in business journalism or a related category
  • Editorial fearlessness and unimpeachable news judgment
  • Deep relationships with a diverse roster of freelance writers and contributors
  • Experience with visual storytelling and interest in editorial design and photography
  • Strong contacts and sources in the business, technology, media, and/or design worlds
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and enthusiasm for supporting business colleagues
  • Exceptional leadership skills 

As the publisher of Inc. and Fast Company, Mansueto Ventures is home to two of the most iconic and vibrant brands in the world of business publications. Every day, the content, awards, and events we produce help entrepreneurs and innovators succeed. All deliver useful insights, spark essential conversations, and provide much-needed inspiration.

Fast Company is the world’s leading business innovation brand, with a focus on groundbreaking progress in technology, leadership, social impact, creativity, and design. Written for and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company inspires readers to think expansively, lead with purpose, embrace change, and shape the future of business.

Please apply via the Mansueto Ventures career site.