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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
 
   
 
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ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm is looking for a Finance Editor. You'll be responsible for brainstorming, editing, & fact checking financial news & evergreen content at theSkimm. The Editor will report to the Senior Finance Editor.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Edit a consistent output of financial content from explainers on how the news affects your wallet to evergreen guides  written in the format & tone of theSkimm
  • Translate financial jargon & break down complex financial topics using theSkimms unique voice & editorial approach
  • Curate & package the most important financial news affecting millennial women into a weekly newsletter
  • Project-manage daily, weekly, & monthly financial content initiatives across multiple platforms 
  • Work with the news, video, audio, & social teams to maintain a cohesive voice for financial content across all Skimm platforms
  • Collaborate with the marketing & product teams on Skimm Money, our new personal finance product that helps you prioritize & save for all your money goals
  • Look for new ways to deliver engaging finance content for millennial women

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR

  • 4-5+ years experience in financial writing or editing
  • Strong journalistic judgment with a specific eye for fact-checking standards
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment, with an ability to anticipate & respond quickly to change
  • Experience crafting promotional packaging for content (think: email plugs, social posts, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of financial markets, investing, & personal finance
  • Ability to self-motivate & be a team player across multiple departments
  • Ability to write in the voice of a character
  • Passionate about theSkimm & its mission
  • Bachelor's Degree

WHAT WOULD SET YOU APART

  • Being a finance news junkie
  • Experience coaching more junior team members
  • Experience working on UX content
  • Experience evaluating and/or reporting content performance  

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits & 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Catered Friday lunches & monthly gatherings
  • A vibrant office environment full of books, couches & a roof deck 
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking & diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter

ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, & take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, & we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, & on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, & more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed & empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, & more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives & we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.

 
 
 
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