Assistant Markets Editor

Dow Jones
Full Time
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
Job Description:
Department/Product Overview:
Investor’s Business Daily seeks an Assistant Markets Editor to help oversee a team of writers

producing articles and related content on stocks and other investments. Our goal is to help IBD

customers make more money in the stock market through content that explains the market’s

mechanics and sound investing methods, analyzes the latest market action and provides timely

news and analysis about the best stocks. This position is expected to be remote; however,

working from IBD’s Los Angeles headquarters also is an option.

Position Title:
Assistant Markets Editor

Position Location:
Remote

About the Role/Position:
The Assistant Markets Editor, along with others including the Markets Editor, will make

assignments to IBD’s market writers and edit their content for the Investors.com website and

IBD Weekly newspaper. You will also write some market articles of your own. The ideal

candidate will bring excellent writing and editing skills and a strong understanding of stocks and

financial markets, although the position offers an excellent opportunity to further build investing

expertise. You’ll be able participate in the success of IBD’s content through various incentives

and to contribute ideas on creating new content that will help readers invest successfully.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Assign, edit and optimize engaging and well-sourced articles that benefit investors,
leveraging IBD’s stock market research and investing principles as appropriate.

  • Keep up to date on news and trends related to stocks and the overall market, including IBD
indexes and stock performance lists.

  • Ensure content is optimized well for SEO and engagement. SEO includes web headlines,
SEO page titles, URLs, meta descriptions and keywords, as well as hyperlinks inserted in

the body of articles.

  • Use databases, stock charts and other financial tools to guide assignments to reporters. IBD
stock research services are crucial tools to master and use daily; training will be provided.

  • Use real-time and historical metrics to gauge content performance.
  • Help increase content exposure and engagement, such as by curating topic pages,
participating in social media, creating newsletters and sending alerts.

  • Write articles on stocks and related topics.
  • May participate in the production of videos such as by appearing in videos to discuss stock
market news and trends.

Knowledge/Experience Preferred:
  • Strong knowledge of the markets, stocks and investing, and a passion to learn more.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, or equivalent practical
experience.

  • At least five years of experience as a reporter or editor, including some financial journalism.
  • Strong editorial judgment, attention to detail and accuracy in your writing and editing.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, including headline writing.
  • Good people and communication skills.
  • Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and samples or links to 3 to 6 examples of
written work.

Preferred Tools/Skills:
  • Proficient in data analytics tools such as Parse.ly, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics and
Chartbeat.

  • Solid understanding of SEO, social media and audience engagement methods with the
ability to execute best practices established by IBD.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

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Business Area: Investor's Business Daily

Job Category: News/Editorial Group

Req ID: 30884

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