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Investing Editor- Kiplinger

Future, Washington, DC USA

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers.

Duration: Full-Time


About the Team:

Kiplinger is a national media company that has been advising consumers and investors for almost a century.

The company is a dynamic and forward-thinking Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, available in multiple formats and platforms, including print, online, and via podcast. It is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher.

Among Kiplinger’s better known publications are the monthly Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and The Kiplinger Letter, a weekly business and economic forecasting periodical for people in management. The total paid circulation of Kiplinger print periodicals exceeds 900,000, and its website, Kiplinger.com, receives millions of unique visits per month. At Kiplinger, we start with the expectation that our readers will act on our advice, and benefit from doing so. Kiplinger also has a thriving and growing custom publishing business that provides content and services to a variety of companies and associations.

Future US LLC, an Equal Opportunity Employer, offers competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Purpose:

Kiplinger seeks an enthusiastic and knowledgeable writer who is passionate about the financial markets to write about and edit material relating to all aspects of investing.

Qualified candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of investing, markets, and other personal finance subjects, with at least five years’ experience writing advice-oriented and actionable articles for consumers about stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and bonds. Applicants should feel comfortable analyzing corporate finances as well as fund strategies and returns, and recommending investments based on their analysis. Experience writing about other financial topics, including retirement planning, credit, banking, insurance and taxes, as well as social media proficiency, is a plus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write practical, easy-to-understand, jargon-free articles, with a concentration in investing, geared toward individuals and families for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, Kiplinger.com, and other Kiplinger publications
  • Generate timely story ideas
  • Work with the editor and other senior staff on editorial projects for the magazine, Kiplinger.com and related publications

What do I need to succeed?

  • Demonstrated experience in a fast-paced editorial environment, ideally working across both print and digital properties
  • Keen understanding of investing strategies and markets. An ability to anticipate and spot trends
  • Comfortable with learning and using unique writing styles that can vary with publication or audience
  • A high comfort level with content management systems
  • A familiarity with SEO best practices and analytics-driven content strategy
  • Ability to think qualitatively and strategically
  • Understanding and embrace of social media and other evolving digital platforms
  • Passionate commitment to quality, timeliness, and accuracy
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Benefits

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:

  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • Healthcare
  • 401k match
  • Employee Staff Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Flexible Spend Account (FSA)
  • A share in our success - every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Free food (monthly munchies, bagel Fridays, fresh fruit & snacks and coffee and tea on tap)
  • Central office locations with cool open plan working spaces. We operate a flexible working plan and are COVID secure
  • Gym discounts
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Discounted gym membership and onsite health & wellbeing (yoga at lunch anyone?!)
  • Annual Future conference - get together with your colleagues to celebrate success and look forward to what's next
  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We’re Future. We’re 2300 colleagues over 200 brands speaking to 400 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We haven’t just survived in 2020, we’ve thrived, increasing our audience share, taking more number one positions, acquiring new businesses and launching new brands.

And we don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

We’ve got an ambitious plan for 2021 that will build on our growth momentum and unlock new opportunities. We’re calling it Future 3.0 and we’re looking for talented people who want to be a part of it.

Inclusion & Diversity

At Future we are passionate about ensuring that as a business, we are continuing to promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do.

Future is an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process will be free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respects all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values which will continue to ensure that all applicants, current and future employees are treated with respect and fairness.

We are continuing to be inclusive in our approach to flexible working, ensuring that we are making adjustments where required and providing our employees the tools and support to enable them to grow and flourish in their careers

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About Future

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We’re Future. We’re 2300 colleagues over 200 brands speaking to 400 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We haven’t just survived in 2020, we’ve thrived, increasing our audience share, taking more number one positions, acquiring new businesses and launching new brands.

And we don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

Future

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