Associate Editor – Retirement Living

 ConsumerAffairs - Company site
 June 16, 2022
 United States

*** THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION ***

ConsumerAffairs is a “managed marketplace” for life’s hardest purchases. Our mission is to help consumers make smart buying decisions in a moment of need.

Every month millions of consumers turn to ConsumerAffairs for help with their considered (often emotional), need-based purchases and we connect hundreds of thousands of them directly to brands. These brands use our SaaS tools to manage their reviews, their presence on ConsumerAffairs, communicate with consumers and generate revenue.

We are a diverse team located remotely across the U.S. and internationally. We are fast-paced and “GRIND-ing out” our core values: Generate Ownership, Resolve Through Data, Invent with Grit, Network to Win and Deliver Impact Daily.

ABOUT THE JOB:

Give voice and credibility to the content, giving a consistent tone across the site.

Associate Editor is a key part of the Retirement Living team, managing, updating, and publishing our core content. Main duties are updating buyers guides and related resources to ensure our content is up to date and accurate, and publishing new content. Managing Editor will also be responsible for creating briefs, communicating with freelancers, editing the content thoroughly, ensuring it meets rigorous SEO and editorial best practices, and publishing the content. The Managing Editor will own their portion of the business but will report to the Sr. Content Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Update and maintain buyers guides and related resources
  • Review and edit content for accuracy, style, voice, tone and grammar
  • Publish content once edited
  • Create assignments by using keyword research and other SEO tools to produce high quality/comprehensive content
  • Communicate with writers to ensure content meets quality standards
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources in an effective and timely manner and demonstrate respect for others

(These responsibilities are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required)

Requirements

Education/Licensure/Certification:

  • Degree in English, Journalism or relevant field or equivalent experience

Experience:

  • 2-5 years of experience in editorial web content
  • Hands-on experience with content management systems, i.e. WordPress, is a plus

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • General knowledge of SEO best practices and AP style
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Follows visual style guidelines
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Experience creating and following an editorial calendar
  • Knowledge of SEO from an editorial perspective
  • Owns their work, both good and bad
  • Demonstrates a relentless focus on results with a commitment to deliver
  • Always starts with a “Let’s go GRIND it out” attitude
  • Takes decisive action and confidently changes course if unsuccessful
  • Displays a growth mindset to continually improve
  • Constantly seeks feedback to improve
  • Focused on solving issues
  • Acts with urgency to deliver top results in hours and days instead of weeks and months
  • Relentless in their pursuit of success
  • Possesses the willpower to embrace challenges as opportunities

CORE VALUES:

(our daily GRIND)

GENERATE OWNERSHIP

Responsibility creates the freedom to quickly deliver value, we make no excuses, and consistently improve results

RESOLVE THROUGH DATA

We make data-driven decisions, think systematically about ROI and resolve complexity to drive results

INVENT WITH GRIT

We are intellectually curious, create, take smart risks and grind out results because Fortune Favors the Bold.

NETWORK TO WIN

We foster diversity, build trust through collaboration, close the loop, get to the bottom-line and turn debate into action and results

DELIVER IMPACT DAILY

We grind it out deliver important work, are efficient, have a relentless sense of urgency and drive results

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Location: Remote
  • Frequency of travel: Monthly travel may be required for meetings, training and/or conferences
  • Light physical activities and efforts required in working within an office environment

(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities.)

ConsumerAffairs does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Work From Home
  • Free Food & Snacks
  • Stock Option Plan