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Associate Editor, Finance

Dotdash Meredith

New York, NY 2 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Job Title
Associate Editor, Finance

The Foundry is Dotdash Meredith's award-winning native content studio. Home to a best-in-class team of editors, producers, designers, developers, and talent managers, we excel at creating high-quality, insights-driven content that inspires and engages. Dotdash Meredith's unparalleled data, combined with The Foundry's storytelling expertise, gives us the unique ability to connect beloved brands with passionate, cross-platform audiences at scale and drive action.

Dotdash Meredith is one of the largest media companies in the world, reaching more than 200 million consumers globally across multiple platforms. Our portfolio includes brands such as PEOPLE, Verywell Health, Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, Byrdie, Travel + Leisure, and Real Simple.

The Associate Editor will join an agile and fast-paced team that creates native content for a wide range of advertisers across our brands such as Investopedia, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Parents, PEOPLE, People en Español, and others. The ideal candidate should be comfortable managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously while working closely with art directors, designers, content strategists, marketers, and freelance writers to service our digital, print, and social channels. Strong writing and editing skills are a must, as is comfort and knowledge with multiple style guides and a flexibility to work with other brands as needed. A background in Finance is a plus, and a passion for financial topics-from smart investing to reducing debt, maximizing credit card benefits, and planning for your children's education, retirement, etc.- is preferred.

This is a full-time role reporting to The Foundry's Director of Finance Content.

Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities
• Assign native articles across a variety of DDM brands for a variety of Finance advertisers and provide writers with applicable brand messaging documents and DDM brand style guide info.
• Recruit experienced freelancers to complete assignments, and work to increase the department's list of reliable, knowledgeable writers.
• Conduct thorough first edits of native articles with an eye for balancing DDM brand voice with advertiser messaging points.
• Write engaging content for occasional articles, custom destination landing pages, video outlines and/or scripts, and dark social media posts/Stories across a variety of platforms (Facebook, Instagram, etc.).
• Track and implement client feedback through multiple rounds of review in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
• Collaborate with designers and photo editors on visual components of written content. • Select strongest images and insert jpegs, and later resized images, in article documents.
• Attend internal and client-facing meetings throughout the entirety of campaigns. • Perform daily and weekly administrative tasks including: checking timelines often and

updating project-management document to ensure deadlines for internal/external deliverables are current; generating weekly memo that provides an overview of upcoming meetings/deliverables; sharing live article links with writers;

creating/updating style ''cheat sheets'' for DDM brands.
• Maintain meticulous attention to detail across written assignments, communications, and file management.

Qualifications and Job Requirements

Education
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English/Creative Writing, or equivalent writing/editing experience

Experience
• Minimum of ~2 years experience as a writer/editor/copywriter for print and digital publishers or in agency settings
• Experience in or strong interest in Finance and financial topics

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Versatile: You are comfortable assigning, editing, and occasionally writing content on a wide variety of financial topics, from more nuts-and-bolts articles about savings or investment options to lifestyle-, travel-, and food-themed articles.
• Skilled: You are confident in your editing abilities and judgment.
• Detail-oriented: You always proofread and fact check your work before forwarding it.
• Creative: You are a creative thinker with a passion for storytelling and creating informative content. You are energized by a brainstorm with your peers and love innovative formats
• Collaborative and Communicative: You enjoy partnering with others and can collaborate across departments and with internal and external stakeholders and are confident in your ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Punctual: You are driven by tight deadlines and are a highly organized multi-tasker.
• Inclusive and Authentic: You uphold DEI initiatives in the workplace and strive to create content that's inclusive of and authentic to the audiences you reach.
• Technical: You know your way around Google Suite and Gmail, Slack, and Airtable (or similar project-tracking tools).

Location
• Ideal candidate is based in the New York City metro area
• Must be available to work a hybrid schedule (3 days a week in the NYC office)

It is the policy of Dotdash Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing ddm.hr@dotdashmdp.com.

Pay Range
Salary: $62,400 - $71,000

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gx09jj-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $62,400 to $71,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Dotdash Meredith

Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living.