Associate Editor and Writer, Credit Cards and Loans

U.S. News & World Report

Washington, District of Columbia

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Date Posted January 12, 2022
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.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

In this position, you will use your editing and writing skills to help readers choose the best credit card or loan for them.

You’ll be responsible for editing and updating credit card and lender profiles; core guides on topics like debt consolidation loans, student loans, mortgages, rewards credit cards and balance transfer credit cards; and other content to support our credit cards and loans personal finance products. In addition, you’ll be reporting and writing quick-hit pieces about trends in the credit cards and loans industry. By employing journalistic judgement and search engine optimization best practices, you’ll also have the opportunity to help guide our coverage in this area.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • You should be a nimble editor and writer who is skilled at juggling several assignments at once.
  • You should feel comfortable editing for flow, consistency, tone, audience and accuracy.
  • Producing error-free work should be a priority. Responsibilities in this role include fact checking and testing pages associated with our lists.
  • Teamwork should be one of your strengths. This position involves working closely with an enthusiastic, highly collaborative team of editors in a fast-paced digital environment.

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