Editorial Director

The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion Editorial director
Location Washington DC, United States
Application deadline 30 April 2021
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary Commensurate with experience
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The Center for Financial Inclusion is an independent think tank housed at Accion that conducts research and advocates for evidence-based change to ensure that all people can make use of financial products and services to improve their lives and prosper.

The role

The Editorial Director plays a strong leadership role in CFI’s research and policy influence work by managing CFI’s editorial pipeline and leading stakeholder influence campaigns across different communications platforms and channels.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Manage CFI’s messaging and campaigns via all of CFI’s communications channels.
  • Lead the development and implementation of CFI’s overall editorial calendar and pipeline.
  • Oversee the development of publications and knowledge products at CFI.
  • Help lead a culture that attracts and retains top talent, and ensures a high performing, respectful, and inclusive work culture.

Experience and skills

  • Deep understanding of financial inclusion/market systems development issues and relevant stakeholder ecosystem
  • Experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders in developing complex messaging and influence campaigns, generating high-quality content on a deadline, and participating effectively and efficiently in an editorial/peer review process.
  • Track record in designing and implementing communications campaigns that drive stakeholder behavior change
  • Demonstrated record of sound situational awareness/judgement
  • Trusted peer, adding strong internal/external political judgement
  • Superior judgement/knowledge with the ability to lead a project from conception through its end
  • Use of superior judgment and knowledge gained through experience
  • Advanced project management experience.
  • Ability to influence leaders of the organization
  • Typically holds an advanced degree in appropriate technical or functional field
  • Generally 12+ years of relevant experience
  • Interested in our mission and working globally.
  • Willingness to embody our values of excellence, respect and passion for social change.