Obsessed about building a brand? Social media, personal finance, coaching writers, blogs and working with personal finance content amp you up more than a cup of espresso?
Bankrate.com is on the hunt for a top-notch Mortgage & Financial Planning Editor with great writing, editing and people skills, who wants to develop the most awesome content team in personal finance. This is an important lead editor position -- innovating with and managing the in-house reporting team for one of the most authoritative publications in the personal finance industry.
Ideal candidates will have experience editing content for consumers and innovating award-winning stories and projects. Social media experience is essential, as is familiarity with writing for search optimization.
As our Mortgage & Financial Planning Editor, you’ll be charged with managing the writing staff for these beats, conceptualizing and executing online stories about personal finance from a consumer standpoint, and consistently improving the quality of Bankrate’s editorial coverage. You’ll be expected to utilize current media trends to up the Bankrate editorial game -- pitching, assigning and editing stories, dailies, slideshows, quizzes, calculators and other editorial projects.
Success includes developing a stable of social media stars covering personal finance.
The position will be based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Detroit or New York City.
About the Role:
Manage, coordinate and edit all coverage from reporters, bloggers and writers producing content about financial planning, mortgage and real estate topics.
Understand metrics on our storytelling and allow them to help inform our decisions.
Consistently improve the quality of Bankrate’s content.
Actively follow and assign content on personal finance topics and trends.
Come up with ideas and create content in story form, blogs, quizzes and interactives.
Be engaged and active in social media, staying current with trends in social media.
Understand SEO value and employ best practices for SEO.
Create content for one-off features and special requests.
Knowledgeable of the personal finance and news industries. In-depth knowledge of mortgage and financial planning is desired.
Thorough understanding of business topics.
Minimum 2 years’ experience as an editor and manager.
Strong knowledge of AP style.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Additional Salary Information: May be based in New York, West Palm Beach or Detroit. Salary, bonus plus healthy benefits including oPTO
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages, deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement, automobile loans, an...d taxes.
The Bankrate network includes Bankrate.com, CreditCards.com, InsuranceQuotes.com and Caring.com, our flagship websites, and other owned and operated personal finance websites, including Interest.com, Bankaholic.com, Mortgage-calc.com, CreditCardGuide.com, CarInsuranceQuotes.com, Insweb.com, CreditCards.ca, and NetQuote.com. Bankrate aggregates rate information from over 4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage of over 600 local markets, Bankrate generates rate tables in all 50 U.S. states. Bankrate develops and provides web services to over 100 co-branded websites with online partners, including some of the most trusted and frequently visited personal finance sites on the Internet such as Yahoo!, AOL, CNBC, and Bloomberg. In addition, Bankrate licenses editorial content to over 500 newspapers on a daily basis including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.