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Media, Full Time    New York City or Remote    Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2022
 
   
 
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Were hiring a Money Writer.

About our team & what well build together

This role will contribute to our mission of helping millennial women make smarter money decisions. You'll be responsible for pitching, reporting, writing, & fact-checking timely & evergreen money content for our newsletters, site, & other platforms. This position offers the opportunity to be part of a fast-growing vertical & reports to the senior editor of Skimm Money.

How youll contribute to our mission

  • Translate financial jargon & break down complex money topics using theSkimms unique voice & editorial approach
  • Pitch, write, & fact-check a consistent output of financial content, from timely explainers on how the news affects your money to evergreen explainers
  • Own multiple stages of the content creation process, from initial research & reporting to fact-checking & final publication
  • Curate & write about the most important financial news affecting millennial women  from the crypto crash to the state of the job market for Skimm Money newsletters
  • 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 & help execute fresh ideas to bring financial content to life through email, social, video, audio, web, & events

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

  • 3+ years of experience in financial writing 
  • Solid understanding of financial markets, investing, & personal finance
  • Strong journalistic judgment with a specific eye for fact-checking standards
  • Ability to create actionable content with a specific target audience in mind
  • Excellent attention to detail & ability to work autonomously
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment with an ability to anticipate & respond quickly to change
  • Ability to self-motivate & be a team player across multiple departments
  • Passionate about theSkimm's mission & ability to write in theSkimm's voice
  • Specialized knowledge & reporting background in the areas of crypto, blockchain, Web3
  • Experience with financial content targeting millennial women
  • Experience working on newsletters
  • Experience evaluating and/or reporting content performance

Why we love working here

We are mission driven & values driven:

We are collectively building an impactful brand to empower generations of informed, confident women. Our vision is for every woman to have the info they need to navigate a complex world & the decisions in it. Every role has a purpose & allows us to provide useful information succinctly & contextualized. We tee her up to take action - whichever action is right for her, wherever she is.

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 
  • 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: 

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave (adoption, fostering & surrogacy included)
  • Bereavement leave for pregnancy loss
  • Phased return to work schedule availability
  • Flexibility based on parental schedules
  • 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
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • 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

We are a digital media company, dedicated to succinctly giving women the information they need to make confident decisions. We make it easier to live smarter.

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

Everyday were breaking down the news, trends, policies, & politics that impact women so that they can navigate their daily lives & futures from managing their paychecks to casting their ballots with confidence.  We provide our dedicated audience of millions with reliable, non-partisan, information, informing & empowering them while fitting into their daily routines. 

Since disrupting the media landscape & defining a new category a decade ago, we have become a trusted source for our audience of millions by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way they consume news & make decisions. Today theSkimm ecosystem includes the Daily Skimm, the Daily Skimm: Weekend, Skimm Money & Skimm Your Life newsletters, top-rated podcasts: Skimm This & 9 to 5ish with theSkimm, theSkimm mobile app, virtual course series SkimmU, & Skimm Studios which creates innovative in-house video & audio content. Our first book, How to Skimm Your Life debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. Through Skimm Impact, our purpose-driven platform, we are proud to support get-out-the-vote efforts with Skimm Your Ballot, which has spurred 1 million voting-related actions across the last three election cycles, & it's #ShowUsYourLeave movement, creating transparency & change for Paid Family Leave in the U.S.

Come join us!

Learn more about us & our other opportunities here.

What about the office?

This is a full-time role 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.

*Any correspondence from our team will come from a @theskimm.com email account!

 
 
 
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