Personal Finance Editor (Remote)

DebtHammer

Austin, TX, Telecommute

Date Posted August 02, 2022
Industry Digital Media, Financial Services, Technology Sector
Specialty Editorial
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary $60,000 - $80,000
Website https://debthammer.org/blog/

Description:

Are you an editor who wants to make a difference in your next role? Do you have a background in Personal Finance or News? DebtHammer may have the perfect opportunity for you.

DebtHammer is a company that helps people get out of predatory loans. Every year, 12 million people take out high interest loans, and many end up in a cycle of endless debt. Our mission is to put an end to this.

As Personal Finance Content Editor, you will help further this mission by creating the internet’s best content on escaping predatory loans, getting out of debt and making better financial decisions.

Apply through LinkedIn or Indeed or via Email.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3194259795/

Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/job/personal-finance-editor-remote-24754311e19e2920

Email: careers@debthammer.org

*Texas residents only
*This is a remote position

What makes a good fit?

1 - You’re excited about helping people: Everything we write and produce should be helping others make better financial decisions.

2 - Impeccable grammar and style: Typos and grammatical errors don’t get past you. You should be well versed in AP style (though we’re open-minded about the Oxford comma). In your application, please point out a typo from this job description.

3 - A willingness to embrace SEO: Getting organic traffic from Google is of utmost importance in this role. Experience here isn’t necessary, but you should be willing to learn about the craft of Search Engine Optimization. First and foremost, we want to engage and educate readers, but we also need to keep the bots happy.

4 - You’re Creative: You can come up with new twists on topics, and ideas for surveys and data-driven studies.

5 - Ability to Act as an Editor: You should be hyper-organized and be able to manage a squad of freelancers. Roughly 50 percent of your time will be spent working with freelancers. You guide them into doing their best work and get rid of the ones who don’t make the cut.

Job duties

Recruit and Manage a Roster of Freelance Writers: You’ll be tasked with retaining top-notch freelancers and ensuring they produce articles on time and to our high standards.

Help Manage Production of all Editorial Content: We’ll want to ramp up content production pretty quickly. You’ll be responsible for doing everything from the ideation to the keyword research, outlines and final editing.

Contribute to Data-driven Surveys and Studies: This is the fun part. We’ll want to conduct some of our own original research based on surveys or analyses of publicly available data. These should produce some sort of new insight or story so that other blogs and media outlets will be interested in covering it.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Position is 100% remote.

Application Question(s):

  • What makes you a great fit for this role?
  • On a scale from 1-10, rate your proficiency with AP style
  • Are you excited to learn the art and science of SEO?
  • Please attach 3 writing samples to your application.
  • What is your current salary?
  • What is your desired salary?
  • Do you currently live in Texas?
  • Anything else you'd like to share?
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