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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Monday, May 30, 2022
 
   
 
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Were hiring a Money Editor.

About our team & what well build together

Our team is made up of collaborative, unique, kind, inclusive individuals who bring their A-game to work every day. As a mission-driven brand, we have the unique ability to assess what our audience needs to know vs. chasing what every other brand is covering. We have a lot of creative freedom & understanding of our audience & we work together to deliver informative, accurate, accessible content. We create the articles, podcasts, videos, etc. that power our website, newsletters, podcasts, social channels, & more. You'll be responsible for brainstorming, editing, & fact-checking financial news & evergreen stories at theSkimm. The Editor will report to the Senior Finance Editor.

How youll contribute to our mission

  • Edit a consistent output of financial content from timely 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, including cryptocurrency & the future of money, using theSkimms unique voice & editorial approach
  • Curate & package the most important financial news affecting millennial women into Skimm Money newsletters
  • 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 to bring Skimm Money to life in bigger waysfrom events to product launches
  • Contribute to & collaborate on overall finance vertical strategy, to push us forward on innovative topics, formats & products  

Youre ready for this! Heres a bit more about what were looking for

  • 4-5+ yrs experience in financial writing or editing
  • 1-2 years management experience
  • 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
  • A knack for making financial information & news feel urgent, personal, relatable, & engaging.
  • Solid understanding of financial markets, investing, personal finance, & the systemic issues holding women back financially.
  • Experience crafting promotional packaging for content (think: email plugs, social posts, etc.)
  • Ability to self-motivate & be a team player across multiple departments
  • Passionate about theSkimm & its mission
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience with financial content targeting millennial women
  • Experience working on newsletters

Why we love working here

We are mission driven & values driven:

We are collectively building an impactful brand for millennial women by helping them maneuver through lifes necessities. We are providing this community with information & resources so they have the ability, agency, & confidence to live their smartest lives. Every role has a purpose & allows us to equip & enable women to make their best decisions, feel more educated & have the right knowledge at the right time.  

We are values driven at every point - how we work, the way we work & our culture come straight from our core values. Each of us supports this incredible brand & takes part in its continued growth, fulfilling the needs of our audience each & every day.

We put you & your personal lives first - we have a generous benefits policy that demonstrates we are listening to what our employees need:

  • Unlimited vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • A hybrid working model with flexibility for remote work
  • Comprehensive insurance plans & commuter benefits
  • Auto-enrollment into a MassMutual 401(k) plan starting on your first day & employer contribution available after one year of employment 
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Rewards for every work anniversary
  • One month paid sabbatical after your five year anniversary as a full-time employee

We support our parents at all points on their journey: 

  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Flexible & broad-scale child support program

Your well being is our priority: 

  • We honor Sacred Time in our workplace
  • We have aligned company time off during the summer to truly allow for us all to break from our work at the same time
  • We offer fitness membership reimbursement
  • One Medical Membership is included with our benefits

We have a vibrant, collaborative, & supportive culture (we celebrate & have fun!):

  • Weekly company updates led by our co-founders/co-CEOs
  • Weekly lunch stipend for HQ employees
  • ERGs
  • Employee awards ceremonies to celebrate individual accomplishments
  • Clubs & activities designed to meet other employees like book clubs, new hire buddy programs, rooftop lunches, off-sites, & wellness focused classes
  • Numerous culture events that enable our workforce, in the office & remote, to connect & have fun

Your career & development are a priority: 

  • Annual learning & development stipend
  • LEAD@theSkimm, our leadership development program
  • DEI initiatives to ensure we are the best partners & colleagues to each other
  • Career development guidance & planning

And more

  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms suite of membership products & swag
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking, & diverse group of people building a media company that makes it easier to live smarter

Our story, Skimmd

Were a mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. 

At our core, we are writers, editors, producers, designers, marketers, engineers, analysts, sellers, creatives, & strategists all working together to achieve this goal.

Since launching in 2012, we have become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimmrs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way our audience consumes news & makes decisions. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, & we continue to innovate, find new ways to Skimm everything from finance & careers to voting, wellness & downtime. Our product suite has expanded to include three top-rated podcasts, Skimm This'', Pop Cultured, & 9 to 5ish, theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money & Skimm Your Life newsletters, a virtual course series called SkimmU, & Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video & audio content. Our 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! We continue to grow the breadth of our offerings in lifes necessary categories & by expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content, & audio, our ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation - & the ones that follow -  in the most critical areas of their lives. 

Come join us!

Learn more about us & our other opportunities here.

What about the office?

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY with flexibility for remote work. 

Our office is available to use three days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. We have a hybrid environment & ask that employees within the New York Metro area come together in person a minimum of three days per month. All other days are up to the discretion of the employees during the three days a week that the office will be open. We are continuing to closely monitor the state of COVID-19 in New York & will adjust this plan accordingly.

We will require COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone coming to our office. We are following CDC recommendations & will also require additional boosters, & will always follow CDC & NY state guidance on wearing masks in the office.

 
 
 
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