Copy Editor

NerdWallet, San Francisco or Remote, California

Date PostedNovember 15, 2018
IndustryFinancial Services
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

NerdWallet is looking for an experienced copy editor with an entrepreneurial spirit. To be a successful copy editor at NerdWallet, you must:

  • Edit consistently at a high level, demonstrating expertise at not only grammar and style but also at a big-picture level.
  • Go well beyond a traditional copy-editing role, helping to uplevel co-workers and taking on projects that benefit the entire content team.
  • Be comfortable with change and constructive criticism.
  • Be passionate about helping readers and ensuring that NerdWallet’s articles are consistently engaging, clear and actionable.
  • Work with equal enthusiasm whether you’re leading a project or working within a team.

That's part of what it takes to thrive at NerdWallet, where we guide consumers on a broad range of financial topics, including credit cards, banking, personal loans, student loans, mortgages, insurance and investing.

Our content team is 80+ strong and includes writers and editors with experience from Bloomberg, Dow Jones, the Los Angeles Times, MSN, Reuters, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

What we have in common: We take initiative. We think strategically. We problem solve effectively. We're adaptable. We're highly collaborative.

Where you can make an impact:

  • Copy-edit and write headlines at a consistently high level.
  • Hold a high bar on quality.
  • Go beyond surfacing teamwide problems to offer expertise, conceiving of solutions and helping to implement them.
  • Look for opportunities to extend your influence beyond the copy desk, such as through projects where desk participation can make a difference.
  • Give constructive feedback to writers, assigning editors and fellow copy editors.
  • Understand when to escalate issues and when to solve them at the individual or team level.
  • Be a strong communicator who truly enjoys helping everyone improve.
  • Recognize when elements of an article seem out of alignment with a good user experience and recommend solutions.
  • Advocate for consumers by editing for clarity and accuracy.

You are someone who:

  • Is adaptable and eager to grow, including working toward roles of greater responsibility beyond the copy desk. Some copy editors have had the opportunity to become assigning editors.
  • Is an expert editor and editing coach.
  • Balances depth and speed in editing.
  • Can handle the logistics and demands of large projects.
  • Regularly resolves problems in stories. Knows when to ask questions.
  • Makes good prioritization decisions, spending an appropriate amount of time on each task.
  • Excels at time management, prioritization and handling multiple tasks at once.
  • Is scrappy and fast-paced, with obsessive attention to detail.
  • Is resourceful and self-directed. You can tackle anything from copy-editing assignments to projects with minimal direction, and you always deliver polished work.

Your experience:

  • 3 to 5+ years copy-editing for consumer-facing publications.
  • Experience in a startup environment is a plus.

 

 

 

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 401(k) with company match
  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employee and their dependents
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Commuter, gym and cell phone stipend
  • $500 enrichment stipend towards learning and development for your role
  • Catered lunches daily, free dinner and kitchens stocked full of snacks
  • Onsite coffee bar with baristas
  • Company happy hours, social events and outings
  • Generous, flexible vacation
  • Remote: co-working space subsidy
  • Remote: ergonomic desk, chair and/or keyboard subsidy

NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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