Editor

Finimize editors make sure everything we publish is easy to understand and has a consistent tone of voice.

London · Full-time

Finimize editors make sure everything we publish has a consistent tone of voice, is easy to understand, and is conversational. You’ll team up with our VP Content, analysts, and other editors to create content that’s insight-rich and an easy, entertaining read or listen.

You’ll need eagle-eyed editing skills, a deft ear for rhythm, tone, and flow, and an unflagging ability to explain complex topics simply and concisely. You’ll need creative flair and copywriting nous, too: we want you to find compelling ways into inert topics, ply your output with a sense of humor, and work closely with every part of the company to delight our audience. Keep in mind that we don’t expect our editors to be financial experts, though the confidence to understand, question, and challenge our analysts is a must. You’ll probably have experience as a financial or general copywriter, supervisory analyst, or editor.

Please note, Finimize HQ is based in London but all staff are currently working remotely so we’re open to workers throughout the UK for this role. We anticipate a partial return to our offices in 2022, including for remote workers.

💸 What sets Finimize apart?

  • You’ll work directly with the founding team
  • You’ll work with a team that has a strong track record
  • You’ll make a big impact and an immediate contribution
  • You’ll join a high-growth independent business fueled by the resources and experience of one of the world’s largest investment firms

💪 Responsibilities:

  • You’ll shape our analysts’ work into something entertaining, accessible, and pacey, and in doing so help our readers make sense of (and care about) the latest financial goings-on
  • You’ll bring the Finimize style to our daily newsletter, analyst insights, in-app copy, community events, partner ads, marketing emails, and plenty more besides
  • You’ll be doing a lot from scratch too: you’ll work with designers on images, and come up with marketing strategies and copy to support each piece of content you work on across social media and in-app
  • You’ll tweak existing content strategies based on what’s working and what isn’t, and come up with new ways to engage, convert, and impress our readers

Some things we consider critical to being our Editor:

  • A few years of experience working closely with words, on both short- and long-form content
  • Flawless proofreading skills, but flexibility and humility about the rules of language too
  • An openness for others to question your work, and the motivation and self-awareness to constantly do the same to yourself
  • A willingness to take on a lot of work in a fast-paced startup environment and adapt to the news flow (there are a few late nights during earnings season)
  • The ability to operate with and keep to tight deadlines
  • The flexibility and intellectual curiosity to get involved in other elements of the content team’s work as required, and in projects across the rest of the company
  • The ability to be brief without being curt, smart without being pompous, witty without being cringy
  • Excellent communication skills with a mindset for collaboration

🙌 Benefits, and perks:

We have a world-class selection of perks and benefits:

  • Generous pension (16-18% employer contribution)
  • Competitive salary (£45-70k p/a, based on experience) + team goal bonuses
  • 40 days holiday (including public holidays)
  • Income protection & life assurance
  • A private healthcare plan
  • Market-leading parental leave – up to 40 weeks paid
  • Your own personal development budget
  • Mental health support services
  • Donate to charities of your choice through your salary, with a matched £100/month employer contribution
  • Financial wellbeing resources including a free one-to-one financial planning meeting. Plus access to our product and in-house financial experts.
  • Additional self-funded options including further healthcare packages, travel insurance, legal services

 

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So, if you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

How to apply

Send us an email at editorial@finimize.com with a brief intro, your CV, and a few examples of your written work.

If your profile’s a good fit, we’ll ask you to complete a preliminary editing test, and then arrange an introductory call to get to know each other better.

👋 Psst... We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity on our team.

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