Senior Editor

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In this role, you’ll manage and lead a team of freelance writers and contributors. You’ll also work closely with digital producers, SEO experts, rankings data analysts, and product and business team members to deliver helpful and actionable advice content to our readers and ensure our content aligns with our business strategy. The Senior Editor reports to the Managing Editor of Education.

Are you up to the challenge?

You should be a nimble editor who is skilled at juggling several tasks at once, can help drive the editorial coverage in the education space, and can lead a team of talented contributors. As part of the job, you’ll:

Work with the managing editor to help oversee and develop our content strategy for a consumer audience of parents and students who need help choosing a school, getting into school and paying for tuition, identifying topics and areas of coverage.
Recruit and manage freelance writers with expertise in the education space, assign articles, and approve invoices.
Work with experts in the student loans, medical school, law school and college admissions spaces to occasionally write content and expert review content for our site.
Edit articles, slideshows and other content for flow, consistency, tone, audience, brevity, accuracy and SEO.
Employ SEO best practices to determine topics to cover and optimize content for search.
Use Google Analytics to monitor performance of content and inform decisions – ensure our content is positioned to support our consumers and the business strategy.

Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.


You should definitely have:

5+ years of professional editing experience at a media company or education publication
Experience writing and editing higher education content
Experience recruiting and managing freelance writers and editors
Experience employing SEO best practices and using SEO tools to inform content strategy decisions
Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
Expertise and prior experience using AP style
Experience with traffic analytics tools like Google Analytics
Excellent communication and organization skills
Ability to collaborate with multiple teams
Journalism or related degree or equivalent experience

It would be nice if you had:

Experience building and optimizing newsletters
Experience with project management
Experience using Google Docs and Sheets
Prior experience editing and publishing content in a CMS
Familiarity with SEMRush
Comfortability with media interviews and spokesperson opportunities

What it’s like to work with us:

Talent is our best asset!
We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.
Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity
Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
U.S. News & World Report strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (including boosters).
In New York City, the anticipated base salary for this position is $60,000 to $95,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, interview performance, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

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U.S. News & World Report

Job Information

Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 19 Nov 2023

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