Wirecutter seeks a deputy editor for personal finance
Wirecutter, the product recommendation arm of The New York Times Company, is seeking an imaginative and experienced editor to steer its personal finance vertical, Wirecutter Money.
As deputy editor, you’ll be charged with conceiving and executing Wirecutter Money’s editorial strategy and dramatically growing readership. You’ll lead coverage planning and content conception with zeal and creativity, top edit pieces with flair, and work closely with our audience team to make sure as many people as possible benefit from Wirecutter Money.
As deputy editor, you will sit on Wirecutter’s editorial leadership team and report directly to Wirecutter’s editor-in-chief.
Who are we looking for?
We are a startup within a startup within a big company. For that reason, we’re looking for a strong communicator and a scrappy problem-solver. You should be an ambitious and creative leader with big ideas, a willingness to roll up your sleeves, and great management skills to play a definitive role in shaping Wirecutter’s future success.
The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of experience as a creative editorial leader at a major digital publication—ideally, but not necessarily, in the personal finance space. You should have strong journalistic instincts, a reader-focused mentality, a familiarity with search engine optimization (and other audience development best practices), and a deep rolodex of freelance writers in the space. You should be a true believer in Wirecutter Money’s mission, and be bursting with enthusiasm and creative ideas for innovative and compelling ways we can serve our growing audience.
Who are we?
The company’s purpose: We help people buy the right things for the way they want to live. Through rigorous testing, research, reporting, and whatever means necessary, we create straightforward recommendations that save readers from unnecessary stress, time, and effort. We then monetize these recommendations by enabling our readers to easily purchase the products they are interested in through our affiliate partnerships.
Wirecutter is a subsidiary of The New York Times Company
Craft and execute the editorial strategy for Wirecutter’s personal finance section, along with the Director of Wirecutter Money and leads across product, engineering and revenue.
Lead editorial planning, including what, when, and how we cover important topics in the personal finance space. You’ll lead pitch meetings and work with writers and editors to foster maximum quality and creativity.
Top edit pieces before publication to ensure our standards of excellence, style, creativity, and accessibility.
Manage and grow a team of talented writers and editors covering the personal finance space; oversee a freelance editorial budget, and commission pieces as needed.
Develop and execute ambitious strategy for increasing traffic and engaging readers both on and off the site, focusing on SEO, email newsletters, community, social media, and syndication partnerships.
Identify collaboration opportunities with The New York Times Personal Finance, Smarter Living, and Travel desks.
7+ years of editorial experience, ideally with significant experience leading coverage of financial products and services.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and in person. Experience communicating with senior executives and the media.
Ability to recruit, retain and motivate a team; willingness to delegate responsibilities and ability to effectively lead.
A deep rolodex of freelance writers with experience in the personal finance space.
An eagerness to work in entrepreneurial and cross-functional environments. Ability to collaborate with colleagues in product, design and audience development.
Ability to analyze and act on data and a knack for testing and experimentation.
A reader-centric mentality, with a passion for solving user problems through service journalism.
An appreciation for The New York Times’s and Wirecutter’s mission and a commitment to be a part of the company’s innovation and growth.
Benefits and Perks:
- Make an impact by supporting our original, independent and deeply reported journalism.
- We provide competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their families
- We support responsible retirement planning with a generous 401(k) company match.
- We offer a competitive parental leave.
- We are committed to career development and ongoing learning, and provide employees $8,000 annually for tuition reimbursement.
- We have frequent panel discussions and talks by a wide variety of newsmakers and industry leaders.
- Join a community committed to the richness of diversity, experiences and talents in the world we cover, supported by a variety of employee resource groups.
To apply, go here.