Associate Personal Finance Editor

Employer
Kiplinger
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 24, 2021
Closes
Jun 28, 2021
Hours
Full Time

ASSOCIATE PERSONAL FINANCE EDITOR

The Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc., seeks an experienced digital journalist to write, edit and produce actionable personal-finance guidance for Kiplinger.com and its related properties. The ideal candidate will possess a creative approach to shaping new content ideas and breathing new life into recurring topics. This fast-paced role demands hitting daily deadlines and requires a willingness to collaborate across teams and to embrace new tools and processes. Candidates should demonstrate experience translating complex subject matter into engaging, plain-English guidance in short order. At Kiplinger, we start with the expectation that our readers will act on our advice -- and prosper from doing so.
 

Essential Functions:

* Develop and pitch new story ideas for Kiplinger.com and related properties

* Report and write assigned stories, using a network of trusted sources, to craft content that serves existing audiences and attracts new ones

* Take ownership of an established portfolio of popular content requiring frequent curation, with an eye toward maintaining and improving search rankings

* Produce email newsletters, web content and other features using a range of software and publishing platforms

 

Desired Experience and Skill Sets:

* Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a fast-paced digital editorial environment, ideally working in collaboration with print properties as well

* Ability to navigate content management systems and make the most of their functionality to enhance individual pieces of content

* Keen understanding of and appreciation for the details of core personal-finance topics such as credit and debt, home ownership, insurance, budgeting, college financing, careers, retirement, taxes, and more

* Ability to write with clarity about complex personal-finance topics and to distill complicated issues to their essence

* Unflinching nature in the face of daily deadlines and urgent updates

* Comfortable using different writing styles that can vary with publication

* A familiarity with SEO best practices and analytics-driven content strategy

* A passion for engaging with audiences on and sharing content across social media

* Voice talent and experience working on podcasts or other audio a plus

* A commitment to quality, timeliness, and accuracy

 

Send cover letter and resume to HR@kiplinger.com and david_muhlbaum@kiplinger.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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