Journo Jobs seeks an insurance editor

February 18, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Money is looking for an editor to oversee the insurance industry from a personal finance perspective.

From health to auto to life insurance, Americans paid more than $1.2 trillion in premiums last year, making the insurance industry one of the largest areas of Americans’ financial lives. But with complicated terms, opaque pricing and sometimes pushy sales tactics, it is also one of the least understood. This editor should understand complicated financial instruments and be able to guide consumers to the right insurance products, while also find compelling stories in an often under-reported on industry.

You will:

Oversee the direction of MONEY’s new insurance vertical
Serve as an editor on MONEY’s collection of ‘Best Of’ insurance pages, which explain how insurance products work and guide readers to the products that are right for them
Take complicated subjects and breaking news and translate them into compelling, engaging stories that are understandable, actionable, and interesting
Be willing to see through and challenge aggressive industry marketing tactics to help readers find products that actually help them
Tell compelling personal stories — whether about consumers befuddled by fine print; entrepreneurs trying to change the way business is done, or claims adjusters faced with making tough-potentially life-altering decisions for disaster victims
Pitch, report and write stories — quick-turn articles, analysis of breaking news, and features about insurance — for
Work with freelancers and staff reporters to ensure this beat is covered daily
You have:

At least 4-7 years of editing experience, preferably in digital journalism
A passion for informing consumers in a way that will help them improve their financial lives
Experience covering the insurance industry or another area of financial services such as banking or capital markets

To apply, go here.

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