Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY


U.S. News & World Report

360 Reviews Senior Editor, Insurance

Post Date:Aug 23, 2023Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:
Location: United States - District of Columbia - Washington Job Reference:
Job Description:

U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our 'Best' series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position you will have the opportunity to leverage your strengths and skills to help people make smart decisions about the things that really matter. You will be a key member of a fast-growing organization that will support our wide range of categories through your expertise in managing editorial projects and team members.

The 360 Reviews Senior Editor, Insurance is responsible for managing a team of freelancers and editors for our Insurance content. They will oversee content updates, including managing editorial calendars, content strategy, assignments, and deadlines. This position collaborates with an enthusiastic team of editors, product managers, research analysts, and SEO analysts. With our data-driven approach, you'll also work with spreadsheets, tables, and methodologies.

Topics in this segment include car insurance, life insurance, home insurance, and pet insurance. The Senior Editor is one of our resident subject matter experts on Insurance topics, helping to elevate our content to the next level. The ideal person for this role has a burning desire to create high-quality, accurate, effective content with our readers' best interests in mind.

The 360 Reviews team operates as a startup within the larger U.S. News organization, giving it a fast-moving, innovative culture, matched with the stability of an established and respected media company. Using unbiased, data-driven ratings, 360 Reviews covers consumer products and services as well as a range of business products.

Though 360 Reviews is based in our Washington, D.C. office, this position is open to remote workers.

Are you up to the challenge?

Our ideal candidate is dedicated, detail-oriented, curious, efficient, and a team player. As part of the job, you will:



  • Manage a team of editors, freelancers, and other editorial staff.

  • Provide day-to-day team support to ensure deadlines and goals are met.

  • Create an update content calendar for insurance to ensure our content stays fresh and competitive.

  • Collaborate with editors, SEO analysts, research analysts, product managers, and others over video conferences, emails, and instant messages.

  • Ensure content and procedures meet our standards of top-quality, error-free work.

  • Review product pages before publication.

  • Perform competitive research, SEO research, and gap analyses to help shape content.

  • Stay abreast of new trends, best practices, and Google algorithm updates as it relates to Insurance topics, content marketing, SEO, and lead generation.

  • Use spreadsheets, tables, and other sets of data.

  • Assist with hiring and training staff, hiring and onboarding freelancers, and providing ongoing coaching.

  • Write and edit content using SEO best practices.

You should definitely have:

Minimum of 5 to 8 years experience of professional editing experience for a digital publication covering financial topics, insurance, or other consumer advice content; inclusive of one year of management experience of employees and / or freelancers.

Experience managing a remote team.

Capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and stay flexible while consistently helping your team meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Knowledge of SEO tools, including SEMRush.

Journalism or related degree or equivalent experience.

Expert writing and editing skills.

Expertise and prior experience using AP style.

Ability to quickly learn multiple, complex subjects concurrently.

Other Job Info:

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.


  • Submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.

  • 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.

  • In New York City, the anticipated base salary for this position is $60,000 - $120,000. 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.

  • 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

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity

  • Burning desire to help editors create high-quality, effective content.

  • Experience with Searchmetrics, Google Analytics, Google Suite, Jira, and Airtable.

  • Utmost attention to detail.

  • Excellent communication, time management, and organization skills.


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Contact Information
U.S. News & World Report
1050 Thomas Jefferson St NW 4th Fl
Washington, DC 20007
United States

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