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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2021
 
   
 
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ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm is looking for a finance writer to join the Skimm Money team. You'll be responsible for pitching, writing, & fact-checking timely & evergreen money content. This position provides the opportunity to be part of a fast-growing vertical & reports to the Deputy Managing Editor, Finance.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Brainstorm, write, & fact-check a consistent output of financial content from timely explainers on how the news affects your wallet to evergreen guides  in theSkimm's unique format & voice
  • Own multiple stages of the content creation process, from initial research to fact-checking & final publication
  • Curate & write about the most important financial news affecting millennial women for a weekly newsletter
  • Craft promotional packaging for content (think: email plugs, social posts, etc.)
  • Work with cross-functional partners to maintain a cohesive voice & style for financial content across all Skimm platforms
  • Pitch fresh ideas to bring financial content to life through email, social, video, audio, web, & events

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR

  • 2-3+ yrs experience in financial writing for a media organization
  • Strong journalistic judgment with a specific eye for fact-checking standards
  • Experience working with tight deadlines
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment, with an ability to anticipate & respond quickly to change
  • 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 with financial content targeting millennial women
  • Experience working on newsletters
  • 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
  • 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 mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. Since launching in 2012, theSkimm has become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimmrs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way its audience consumes news & makes decisions. theSkimm's flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, & the company continues to innovate, finding new ways to Skimm everything from finance & careers to voting, wellness & downtime. theSkimms product suite has expanded to include two top-rated podcasts, Skimm This'' & Skimmd From the Couch, theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money & Press Pause newsletters, a new virtual course series called SkimmU, & Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video & audio content. theSkimms first book, How to Skimm Your Life, was released in June 2019 & debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

And were not done. By continuing to grow the breadth of theSkimm offerings in the lifes necessity categories & expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content & audio, theSkimm ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation -- & the ones that follow -- in the most critical areas of their lives. Join us!

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

 
 
 
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