Managing Editor, Investing

U.S. News & World Report

Washington, District of Columbia

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Date Posted June 10, 2021
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://www.usnews.com

Description:

U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on usnews.com include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our 'Best' series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position, you will use your strengths and skills to create and oversee investing advice content for consumers that covers a wide range of investing topics, as well as B2B content aimed at financial advisors.

You'll be responsible for our content strategy in the investing space, which includes creating content that helps people make smarter decisions when it comes to stocks, funds, portfolio management, retirement investing, brokerages and financial advisors. You'll manage and set our content calendar; recruit and manage freelance writers; develop a content strategy to reach these audiences; edit articles, slideshows and broker profiles; oversee our weekday newsletter, Invested, and our Advisor Weekly B2B newsletter; and use analytics tools to monitor the performance of our content. You'll also work with our communications team to promote our content on social media and with other media outlets.

In this role, you'll also manage and lead an in-house team of reporters and editors, and work closely with digital producers, SEO experts and product team members to deliver helpful and actionable advice content to our readers.

Are you up to the challenge?

You should be a nimble editor and leader who is skilled at juggling several tasks at once, can drive the editorial coverage in the investing and advisory spaces, and can lead a team of talented reporters and editors.

As part of the job, you'll:

  • Oversee and develop our content strategy for a consumer audience of new and seasoned investors and a B2B audience of financial advisors, identifying topics and areas of coverage.

  • Manage a team of in-house reporters and editors.

  • Recruit and manage freelance writers with expertise in the investing and advisory spaces, assign articles, and process invoices.

  • Edit articles, slideshows, broker profiles and other content for flow, consistency, tone, audience, brevity, accuracy and SEO.

  • Manage the editorial calendar for investing advice and B2B advisors content, setting run dates and assigning content to reporters and freelancers.

  • Employ SEO best practices to determine topics to cover and optimize content for search.

  • Use Google Analytics to monitor performance of content and inform decisions.

  • Oversee our B2B and B2C webinar calendar, and have the opportunity to host these webinars.

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.

You should definitely have:

  • 10+ years of professional editing experience at a media company or financial publication

  • Expertise in the investing and advisory spaces, and prior experience writing and editing this content

  • 7+ years of experience managing a team of in-house reporters and editors

  • Experience recruiting and managing freelance writers and editors

  • Experience managing editorial calendars

  • Experience developing and refining content strategy, and identifying opportunities to improve content and better engage our audience

  • Experience employing SEO best practices and using SEO tools to inform content strategy decisions

  • Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines

  • Expertise and prior experience using AP style

  • Experience with traffic analytics tools like Google Analytics

  • Excellent communication and organization skills

  • Ability to collaborate with multiple teams

  • Journalism or related degree or equivalent experience

It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience building and optimizing newsletters

  • Experience with project management

  • Experience using Google Docs and Sheets

  • Prior experience editing and publishing content in a CMS

  • Familiarity with SEMRush

  • Comfortability with media interviews and spokesperson opportunities

What it’s like to work with us:

  • Talent is our best asset!
  • We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.
  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity
  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.