Senior Editor – The Penny Hoarder

Since opening our doors in 2001, Clearlink has been committed to growth and opportunity. We value a people-first mentality by providing our employees with resources and flexibility to live their best lives. Our people build brands that help our users and customers make decisions that improve their lives. We cultivate an environment that helps each Clearlinker excel in the ever-changing digital marketing and tech industry. Our team of Clearlinkers are highly driveninquisitivediverseempathetic, and exceptionally passionate individuals. We create a culture of belonging and inclusion, and invite everyone to Act as an Owner – to speak up, share ideas, and safely bring their whole selves to work.

Whether you’re applying for a position at Clearlink, The Penny Hoarder, Portent, or any of our other brands; we are all a part of the “One Clearlink” mission.

Perks Just For You

  • Medical/Vision/Dental – Low cost competitive health coverage options with employer paid counseling services available for you and your family. 
  • 401(k) Matching – Start investing in your future after only 2 months of employment, employer matching starts at ~3%.
  • Lifestyle Spending Account – Employer paid spending account to use toward physical, financial, and emotional well-being expenses.
  • Flexible Time Off – Competitive time off balances. Accrued on a weekly basis (we’re paid weekly too!)
  • Learning and Growth Opportunities – We have tuition reimbursement plans and a dedicated Learning and Development team.
  • Paid Parental Leave – Employees can benefit from 2 weeks paid parental leave during their first year, and up to 6 weeks following one year of employment.
  • Legacy Awards – Whether it’s a cash bonus or additional time off, each year you remain with Clearlink we celebrate your anniversary with a fun reward.

Who We’re Looking for – Senior Editor

If you love helping people navigate their everyday lives with practical, actionable content, you’ve come to the right place. We cover personal finance, safety in every sense of the word, small business topics, and moving, and we need someone to manage our talented editorial team and lead publishing efforts with a reader-first mindset.

As a Senior Editor, you’ll work alongside the Managing Editor as a leader on the editorial team, ensuring our content supports and drives forward the overall brand strategy and bottom line. You will play a key role in defining the brand identity, content methodology, and editorial strategy, developing, editing, and delivering best-in-class content that engages audiences.

We need someone who will not only edit for clarity and proper usage but will passionately advocate for our readers and revise our content to help our readers understand our areas of expertise. You will coach writers on craft, elevate their work, and champion their wins.

We need someone who puts the reader first, notices little details, juggles multiple projects at once, gives clear written and verbal feedback, and always meets deadlines. You should also love working collaboratively with writers and other team members to create the best content possible.

The Impact You Will Make

  • Manage an editorial team of internal and/or external contributors who deliver projects across multiple distribution channels
  • Execute the editorial strategy for their site, as defined by the Managing Editor, including standards in methodology, research, and content publishing
  • Review, edit, and proofread content to maintain quality standards and consistency across the site
  • Support content reporting by maintaining accurate content inventories and content throughput in AirTable, regularly draw insights from reporting and integrate learning into the content plan
  • Assign articles to writers and freelancers with an eye toward organic channels (search, social, email, referral, SMS)
  • Lead content planning and pitch meetings, including offering up original content ideas while also refining others’ pitches to align with the editorial mission and business goals
  • Ability to upload content pieces into WordPress using our content management system.
  • Manage multiple projects at once and always meet deadlines.
  • Collaborate with managing editor, editors, SEO specialists, project managers, and designers to own strategic projects
  • Give career coaching and craft-specific feedback to writers to increase their impact
  • Support expansion by helping to recruit highly talented people
  • Embrace giving and receiving candid feedback both to and from your direct reports and leadership
  • Champion UX/editing/writing best practices
  • Use subject-matter expertise and news judgment to level up our content
  • Be an authority in the industry and learn from competitors’ content
  • Help inform weekly editorial briefings

What You Need

  • Established expertise in journalism/digital media, with a strong editing portfolio of consumer-focused content
  • Demonstrated skill in helping others write clear, concise, compelling content
  • Ability to edit quickly and efficiently while maintaining high content quality
  • Experience delivering feedback to writers through both written comments and face-to-face interactions
  • Experience managing a team of writers, editors, and/or freelance contributors
  • Strong understanding of CMS (such as WordPress)
  • Solid understanding of SEO, social, email, and PPC and how they interact with editorial content
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to self-manage time
  • Ability to help shape in-house style guidelines
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration and a willingness to share ideas openly with writers, designers, content strategists, and other team members
  • Other Considerations
    • 3+ years of demonstrated leadership and/or management experience
    • 3+ years in advertising, online marketing, journalism, media, news, or publishing
    • 5+ years in writing and editing
    • Ability to complete test project
    • Subject matter expertise in personal finance or financial planning is a plus