Overnight News Editor – Finance

Investopedia is seeking a seasoned contract news editor to assign and edit breaking business news stories during specific early morning hours EDT. You will exercise excellent news judgment as you comb through corporate and government news and competitor coverage, and monitor the market response to that news. The stories you tell will help active investors make unbiased and smart financial decisions about publicly traded companies and alternative investments, understand the regulatory landscape, and take action on market trends. You will work with freelance writers and editors to assign, edit, and publish that news. 

 About Your Contributions: 

  • Availability Monday – Friday from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. EDT (6 a.m. – 2 p.m. GMT)
  • Identifying and assigning market-moving business news to be written for a quick turnaround
  • Recruit and manage freelance writers and editors to work during the same hours
  • Proofing and publishing articles in the CMS with limited oversight
  • Programming the homepage 
  • Handoff in-progress news to the U.S. East Coast editorial team

About You: 

  • Three to five years of daily news editing experience, business and finance news preferred, 
  • An undeniable passion for fast-paced breaking news
  • An understanding of financial markets, how they work, and what moves them
  • Extreme attention to detail and nimble organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize important tasks and/or stories
  • Technical familiarity and comfort working within various systems such as a CMS, project management programs, and social media monitoring systems
  • Self-motivated editor capable of working independently with excellent editing, fact-checking, and people management skills
  • Remote and/or international acceptable, including candidates based in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, or Asia