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U.S. News & World Report

Washington, DC (United States)


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Editor, Consumer Advice

Job ID: 2248
Job Views: 727
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20007
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 12.11.2019

Job Description

The Consumer Advice team at U.S. News & World Report is seeking an experienced Editor based in our Washington, D.C., office.
This full-time Editor will be responsible for editing consumer-focused online articles, slideshows, blog posts and interactive content on a range of topics, including personal finance, retirement, real estate, careers, health and education. The role includes working with on-staff editors, reporters and digital producers, as well as editing and coordinating with freelance writers and using a variety of tools to make sure pieces are optimized for SEO.
The ideal candidate will have top-notch online editing skills, including both copy editing and content editing, and be well-versed on a range of consumer topics.

Job Requirements

  • At least 3 years of experience editing for an online publication or equivalent.
  • Interest in and in-depth knowledge of our core areas of coverage, including personal finance, retirement, investing, health and education.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines while balancing multiple daily editing assignments, providing feedback on story ideas, optimizing stories for SEO and working on long-term projects.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices and online analytics.
  • Expertise using AP style.
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships with freelancers.
  • Interest in U.S. News' rankings projects, such as Best Colleges, Best Hospitals and Best Jobs.
  • Familiarity with content management systems.
  • College degree or equivalent.
Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and 401(k) plans.

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