CNET seeks a personal finance editor
The Personal Finance Editor will play a pivotal role in CNET’s ongoing mission to be the best destination for personal finance advice and news. Versatility will be key. The Editor will shepherd content through the editorial process from ideation to publication. They will edit a wide range of content — from credit card best lists to news articles to guides explaining how to get a mortgage. A significant part of this role will include managing and editing the work of a growing team of freelance writers.
CNET is among the most highly-trafficked and trusted names online — and the personal finance team’s mission is to give readers honest, independent and trustworthy advice on a range of topics from banking to insurance to buying a home.
What you’ll do:
- Ensuring CNET personal finance content is high-quality, accurate and approachable
- Ideating, assigning and overseeing production of different types of content (including news articles, how to content, best lists and more) across multiple financial topics
- Cultivating, managing and coordinating a growing team of freelance writers. This includes communicating assignments, tracking progress, answering questions, identifying and resolving issues and communicating with managing editor
- Editing multiple assignments simultaneously
- Developing an understanding of PF editorial plan, objectives and priorities — and how each piece of content ties in to the larger picture
- Collaborating with an Updates Editor to make sure that all published content remains up-to-date, accurate and visible
What we’re looking for:
- Topnotch writing and editing skills with an eye for detail and nuance
- At least 3 years of experience editing consumer-focused content for an online publication, ideally one focused on financial services
- Orientation to approach financial products and services with a critical eye and an understanding of the business models underlying them
- Commitment to helping readers understand financial products and services — and identify is best for their particular needs
- Capacity for working independently and with minimal direction
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
- Experience with spreadsheets and Asana is a plus
To apply, go here.