Assistant Editor (Contract)

NerdWallet, San Francisco, California

Date PostedSeptember 14, 2018
IndustryFinancial Services
SpecialtyFinancial Writing
Job StatusTemporary
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://www.nerdwallet.com
Description:

NerdWallet is looking to hire a flexible editor with excellent time-management skills and strong attention to detail. Your time will be focused on editing engaging, high-quality stories for NerdWallet.com and our media partners. Knowledge of and experience in the travel/travel rewards space is not a requirement, but it is a plus.

Expected commitment:

This contract role ends on Jan. 31, 2019. Your initial time commitment would be 20 hours/week but there is an opportunity for this to increase to 30-40 hours/week after your first few weeks. You will be responsible for both line and copy editing raw copy, sending them to our production team and reviewing posts in WordPress before publishing.

Where you can make an impact:

  • Collaborate with the lead assigning editor to edit internal copy, as well as freelancer submissions
  • Format stories in line with consumer need, NerdWallet style and editorial priorities
  • Help define editorial process by proactively identifying areas for improvement (story scope, image selection, copy editing, internal linking, WordPress features, SEO, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the social team to best translate content to various social platforms

You are:

  • Skilled at both line and copy editing
  • Able to quickly prioritize and execute based on news judgment, consumer need and business priorities
  • Experienced at delivering clear guidance and constructive criticism to writers
  • Excellent at time management and handling multiple projects at once
  • Scrappy and fast-paced, with strong attention to detail
  • Able to work well on your own, as well as in a team setting
  • Familiar with WordPress or similar content management system
  • Familiar with best practices across Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, as well as SEO

Your experience:

  • 3 years of line and copy editing
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