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US News seeks editor/writer for credit cards and loans

October 16, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

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U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

In this position, you will use your editing and writing skills to help readers choose the best credit card or loan for them.

You’ll be responsible for editing and updating credit card and lender profiles; 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 addition, you’ll be reporting and writing quick hit pieces about trends in the credit cards and loans industry. By employing journalistic judgement and search engine optimization best practices, you’ll also have the opportunity to help guide our coverage in this area.

Are you up to the challenge?

You should be a nimble editor and writer who is skilled at juggling several assignments at once.
You should feel comfortable editing for flow, consistency, tone, audience, brevity, accuracy and SEO.
Producing error-free work should be a priority. Responsibilities in this role include fact checking and testing pages associated with our lists.
Teamwork should be one of your strengths. This position involves working closely with an enthusiastic, highly collaborative team of editors in a fast-paced digital environment.

You should definitely have:

4-6 years of professional editing experience at a media company

Strong copy editing skills

Experience analyzing data and incorporating data into content

Ability to edit content for multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines

Experience editing in a content management system

Expertise and prior experience using AP style

Knowledge of search engine optimization best practices

Excellent communication and organization skills

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

Ability to collaborate with multiple teams

Journalism or related degree or equivalent experience

It would be nice if you had:

Experience with project management

Experience covering personal finance, credit cards or loans

Experience using Google Docs and Sheets

Familiarity with SEMRush

Experience with traffic analytics tools

To apply, go here.

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