Managing Editor | QuinStreet | $60k-$100k | Remote (US)

Managing Editor | QuinStreet | $60k-$100k | Remote (US)

60,000 - 100,000 / year
Remote US
Application ends: July 23, 2024
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QuinStreet is looking for a Managing Editor to join our Insurance Editorial team, part of QuinStreet’s expert Research and Publishing Division. This person will play a pivotal role in producing high-quality, data-driven articles focused on various aspects of insurance. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of insurance concepts, excellent writing skills, and the ability to leverage data to craft compelling narratives that resonate with our audience.

In this position, you will perform key editorial functions, including writing and reporting, editing, developing article ideas, assigning work to freelancers, conducting SEO, creating surveys, and working with public relations and social media teams.  You will produce data-based content packages, which include consumer-advice articles and guides (1,000 to 5,000 words), insurance-buying calculators and tools, and other assets. You will work alongside the editors of QuinStreet’s other insurance websites – Insurance.com, Insure.com, and CarInsurance.com.  

To be a successful Managing Editor and thrive in our culture, you must:

  • Be passionate about helping readers and ensuring that our insurance articles are consistently engaging, clear and actionable.
  • Be able to edit consistently at a high level, including having the ability to rewrite articles for content, flow and accuracy.
  • Be passionate about developing data-driven and research-based stories.
  • Be a team player, able to collaborate well with freelance writers, web producers and other editors to produce high-quality and engaging content.
  • Be comfortable being interviewed by media members for your articles.
  • Be able to give constructive feedback, work through competing viewpoints and handle challenging conversations effectively. 

Responsibilities

  • Stay on top of insurance trends and develop new and interesting story ideas.
  • Research, analyze, and interpret data to identify relevant trends, insights, and topics within the insurance industry.
  • Work up new ideas for interactive tools, surveys, and other content.
  • Write, proofread and fact-check content.
  • Monitor and analyze content performance metrics to assess effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
  • Edit content for publication.
  • Research and assign new articles, in collaboration with the site producer and other stakeholders, to freelancers.
  • Work with our data analytics team to gather and review data sets and to turn insurance rate data into informative, accessible editorial content and interactive graphics.
  • Review and edit press releases and promote articles through social media.
  • Develop expertise in auto, home and health insurance.

Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably in English, Communications, Marketing, or Journalism
  • 3+ years of work experience in online content publishing, editing and copywriting, covering one or more insurance segments – Auto, Home, Life and Health insurance.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and organize a large number of concurrent projects
  • Comfortable working within a monthly and quarterly content budget and collaborating with other editors to stay within budget.
  • Understand SEO and optimize content for ranking and engagement. This will be a substantial portion of your role.
  • Strong editing and writing skills (knowledge of AP Style a plus)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, CMS (e.g., WordPress, Strapi), and task management tools – Jira, Asana.
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet manipulation and filtering (must be comfortable with Excel)
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics or similar software/tools – Similarweb, SEMRush, Ahrefs, etc.
  • Moderate level of comfort working with basic HTML
  • Understands the need and general process for long-term content planning
  • Demonstrated communication abilities
  • Able to learn new concepts/software quickly.

The expected salary range for this position is $60,000 USD to $100,000 USD annually. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on the Company’s compensation practices. The salary may be adjusted based on applicant’s geographic location. The position is also eligible to receive performance bonus or commission and equity in the form of restricted stock units. This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s standard employee benefits programs, which currently include health care benefits; (2) retirement benefits; (3) the amount of paid days off (paid sick leave, parental leave, paid time off, or vacation benefits); (4) any other tax-reportable benefits.

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