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US News seeks a money editor

December 17, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

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U.S. News & World Report is a digital-first media company dedicated to helping consumers and business professionals make important decisions. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for more than 85 years.

As a trusted authority providing empowerment and guidance that improves the quality of life for consumers and communities, U.S. News ultimately leads to better life decisions.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position, you will have the opportunity to use your strengths and skills as a Money Editor to support the creation of consumer-focused personal finance and investing content for the money section, covering a wide range of topics including credit cards, stocks, loans, funds and other investable assets.

In the personal finance space, you’ll be responsible for editing credit card and lender profiles; advice articles; core guides on topics like debt consolidation loans, student loans, mortgages, rewards credit cards and balance transfer credit cards; and other content to support our credit cards and loans personal finance products.

In the investing space, you’ll edit (and occasionally write) advice content that helps people make smarter decisions when it comes to stocks, funds, portfolio management, retirement investing, best brokerages and financial advisors.

In this role, you will work with producers, editors, writers, bloggers, freelancers and product team members.

Are you up to the challenge?

You should be a nimble editor who is skilled at juggling several assignments at once and can edit a variety of topics in the money space.

As part of the job, you’ll edit credit cards, loans, stocks, funds and investing advice articles and slideshows for flow, consistency, tone, audience, brevity and accuracy. Responsibilities also include fact-checking, testing pages associated with our lists to ensure error-free work, and, occasionally, writing short-form profiles and updating guide pages.

You will help maintain some of our content calendars, identify new content opportunities, assign articles and communicate with freelancers. The Money Editor could also help curate the daily Invested newsletter and weekly Advisor Weekly newsletter.

This position involves working closely with an enthusiastic, highly collaborative team of money editors in a fast-paced digital environment.

Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.

You should definitely have:

3-5 years of professional editing experience at a digital media company

Strong copy editing skills

Experience in business journalism

Ability to edit content for multiple projects and topics simultaneously

Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines

Experience editing in a content management system

Expertise and prior experience using AP style

Experience working with and managing freelancers and writers

Knowledge of search engine optimization best practices

Experience analyzing data and incorporating data into content

Ability to collaborate with multiple teams

Excellent communication and organization skills

Ability to identify opportunities to improve content and better engage our audience

Journalism or related degree or equivalent experience

It would be nice if you had:

Experience covering investing advice, stocks and funds

Experience covering personal finance, credit cards or loans

Experience using Google Docs and Sheets

Familiarity with SEMRush

Experience with traffic analytics tools

Experience building and optimizing newsletters

To apply, go here.

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