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Managing Editor

SmartAsset Full-Time  United States 13 Feb 2023
Managing Editor

Job Description

Managing Editor, Economic Analysis


About SmartAsset:

SmartAsset is an online destination for consumer-focused financial information and advice that powers SmartAdvisor, a national marketplace connecting consumers to financial advisors. Reaching approximately 75 million people each month (as of Sept. 2021) through its educational content and personalized calculators and tools, SmartAsset’s mission is to help people make smart financial decisions. Ranked on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists of fastest growing companies in 2021, SmartAsset closed a $110 million Series D round, valuing the company at over $1 billion. SmartAsset was also named to Y Combinator’s list of Top 100 Companies of all time and Forbes’ list of America’s Best Startup Employers in 2020.

About the Team:

SmartAsset’s editorial team is a large team of writers, editors and data journalists with a shared goal of demystifying complicated personal finance topics and empowering readers to make smarter financial decisions. We do this through comprehensive explainer articles, financial news coverage, data-driven studies and columns addressing common finance questions.

About the Job:

The Managing Editor, Economic Analysis will head up SmartAsset’s Data Driven team, which engages in economic analysis through published studies. These include rankings of cities and states according to economic criteria; analysis of investing and financial planning strategies; and in-depth research of the wealth management industry.

The Managing Editor, Economic Analysis will set the content strategy for the data-driven campaign, lead brainstorming of studies, and oversee all content production. The Managing Editor, Economic Analysis will also have a significant public-facing role, working closely with our Public Relations team to promote our research to news outlets and represent the company in interviews about economic trends.


  • Lead SmartAsset’s data driven team, including establishing and executing on a content strategy aimed at increasing media coverage of SmartAsset
  • Oversee all production of data journalism content
  • Collaborate closely with our PR director on study ideation and promotion
  • Represent the company in interviews with media outlets about economic trends and personal finance topics

Skills / Experience You Have:

  • 5+ years relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from a top university, preferably in economics, mathematics, data science, or statistics
  • Experience working with and analyzing economic data; and able to communicate complex economic and finance topics in an easy-to-understand way
  • Superior Excel and data analysis skills

Skills / Experience Preferred:

  • Experience writing, editing or overseeing the production of data journalism
  • Media-trained, with experience discussing economic and finance topics in interviews with journalists
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Previous experience in personal finance journalism
  • Command of data analysis tools including SQL, Python and web scraping

Available Benefits and Perks:

  • All roles at SmartAsset are currently and will remain remote – flexibility to work from anywhere in the US.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision – multiple packages available based on your individualized needs
  • Life/AD&D Insurance – basic coverage at 100% company paid, additional supplemental available
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • FSA: Medical and Dependant Care
  • 401K – 3% match with immediate vesting
  • Equity packages for each role
  • Time Off: PTO, 3 Month Paid Parental Leave, Secondary Caregiver Leave
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Employee Resource Groups supporting our underrepresented communities
  • Pet Insurance
  • Home Office Stipend
  • Health and Wellness Stipend
  • Monthly Food Delivery Stipend

SmartAsset is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, Washington, and New York City residents* Minimum Salary of $85,500 -168K + equity + benefits

Salary at SmarAsset is determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location within the contiguous United States.

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