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Company: Wise Bread
Position:
Senior Editor
Location:
Anywhere, Telecommute
Job Status:  Part-time
Salary:  Negotiable

Description:

Wise Bread is the largest independent personal finance blog with over 2.25 million pageviews a month.

 

Wise Bread has won several awards, including:

PC Magazine's Top 100 Websites

About.com's Personal Finance Blog of the Year

Liz Weston's Best Money Site.

MSN Money's Top 100 Most Useful Websites

Kiplinger's Best Blog for Frugalistas

 

Wise Bread content is syndicated worldwide through partners like Reader's Digest, MSN, Yahoo, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur Media, and Huffington Post. Wise Bread operates the industry-leading Wise1000 Chart, which ranks, tracks, and analyzes the top personal finance blogs in the world.

 

Wise Bread is expanding our editorial department to accommodate the growth of the site. The site is run by a small, close knit team. We offer flexibility in hours and plenty of opportunity to expand your role based on your interests and strengths.

 

We are looking for someone with an exceptional eye for creating and curating finance themed content that is both viral and helpful. Your main goal is to help us create content that will generate thousands of social media shares per article, and make such articles so helpful that they compel visitors to bookmark/subscribe to Wise Bread.

 

You must have a strong nose for appealing web style and copy, be efficient, organized, and responsive. You must be comfortable working with several types of content formats, including text, videos, photographs, and infographics.

 

A background or expertise in personal finance is strongly preferred.

 

Your duties:

- Research top rival websites (and primary sources that feed these sites) for helpful viral content to find new ideas that will be appropriate for our audience.

- Review and shape our articles (including creating compelling headlines) to be more social media shareable, and training our writers to do it.

- Make connections with other sites, editors, and authors to help promote our content to the appropriate audience.

 

To apply for this position, email recruiting@wisebread.com with the following:

 

  1. Subject Line: Part Time Senior Editor
     
  2. Resume and Rate
     
  3. List five helpful viral article ideas about personal finance (e.g., credit cards, budgeting, mortgages, investing, etc.). We want specific article ideas with titles. The titles should grab a reader’s attention, and the content should be useful and valuable. We’re looking for creative ways to make personal finance irresistible.

    Below is a list of some of our most popular articles. You can use these formulas to come up with finance focused ideas, or come up with your own.
    How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!)

    - 10 Body Language Mistakes That Sabotage Most Interviews
    - 8 Overpriced Grocery Items to Skip
    - 17 Things Car Salesmen Don't Want You to Know
    - 6 Great Alternatives to Remodeling Your Home
    - 15 Essential Life Hacks That Will Save You Time in the Morning
    - 10 Monthly Bills You Can Slash
    - 5 Kitchen Luxuries That Are Worth It (and 5 That Aren't)
     
  4. Link to five articles that you have worked on that were (or should’ve been if given the chance) big social media hits. Feel free to share more than five. Please explain your role (e.g. how did you promote it?). We would like to see various types of content (shorter “blog” posts as well as long form journalism pieces).
     
  5. Create a more clickable and shareable title for the following three Wise Bread articles:

    7 Steps You Must Take to Protect Your Family Financially
    Will New Chip and Pin Credit Cards Stop Identity Theft?
    Here's How the Major Airlines Determine When and How You Board


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