Investor’s Biz Daily seeks a tech editor

August 9, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Investor’s Business Daily, a Dow Jones company, seeks a Technology Editor to lead a team of journalists covering the most important tech companies, innovations, products and trends. Our journalists serve an audience of self-directed investors, delivering news, stock analysis, market insights and educational content that helps them make more money in the stock market. This position can be located at IBD’s Los Angeles headquarters or the company’s New York office, though remote work from select U.S. locations may be possible.

The Technology Editor assigns breaking news and feature stories to a team currently comprised of four reporters and quickly edits their content for the Investors.com website. Much of the focus is on tech companies and industries that currently are leading the stock market or other high-profile companies. Along with other editors, the Technology Editor takes part in curating the home page, creating newsletters and editing content for the IBD Weekly newspaper.

This position offers the opportunity to further build investing expertise. You’ll participate in the success of your work through various bonus incentives.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

● Supervise the technology reporters; provide regular feedback and guidance and track performance.

● Assign, edit and optimize engaging and well-sourced articles that benefit investors, leveraging IBD’s stock market research and investing principles as appropriate.

● Keep up to date on news and trends in the technology business, including the general market, IBD indexes and IBD stock performance lists.

● Ensure content is optimized well for SEO and engagement. SEO includes web headlines, SEO page titles, URLs, meta descriptions and keywords, as well as hyperlinks inserted in the body of articles.

● Use databases, stock charts and other financial tools to guide assignments to reporters. IBD stock research services are crucial tools to master and use daily; training will be provided.

● Participate in social media to promote IBD content and help develop IBD’s web audience.

● Use real-time and historical metrics to gauge content success and your team members’ performance.

● Help increase content exposure and engagement, such as by curating the home page and topic pages, creating newsletters, sending alerts or appearing in videos to discuss news and trends..

Knowledge/Experience Preferred:

● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, or equivalent practical experience.

● At least five years of experience as a reporter or editor, including some financial journalism and technology coverage.

● Strong editorial judgment, attention to detail and accuracy in your writing and editing.

● Excellent writing and editing skills, including headline writing.

● Strong understanding of key technologies, business fundamentals, financial statements and the stock market.

● Good people and communication skills.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and samples or links to 3 to 6 examples of written work.

Preferred Tools/Skills:

● Proficient in data analytics tools such as Parse.ly, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics and Chartbeat.

● Solid understanding of SEO, social media and audience engagement methods with the ability to execute best practices established by IBD.

To apply, go here.

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