Editor (News & Money desk)

Stacker is looking for a kind, organized, and collaborative colleague to join our growing newsroom as a news and money editor. In particular, we’re looking for a candidate with subject matter expertise in at least some of the following areas:

Money

  • Real estate (market, mortgages, buying vs. renting)
  • Finance
  • Economy (trends, policy)
  • Small business and startups (trends, service angles)

News

  • U.S. politics
  • Health (conditions & diseases, outcomes, insurance)
  • Science
  • Climate change & weather

As an editor at Stacker, you’ll help shape and manage our coverage across the money and news desk, working with freelancers on a wide variety of stories each month. We’re looking for candidates with excellent news judgment and storytelling skills, including a sharp sense of when a story needs a complete overhaul versus a light polish (and everything in between). We’re also looking for someone who understands the interplay of race and socioeconomic factors within the coverage areas mentioned above.  

As an editor, you’ll work on a range of data-driven stories, explainers, and service angles—funded through our Stacker Studio model (stories underwritten by brand partners like Experian and Guideline) and revenue sharing from select publishing partners.

Experience editing stories that involve data and/or statistical analysis is a must. We’re looking for candidates with a passion for helping others develop into better journalists and advance in their careers. This position is also highly collaborative: The stories you’ll work on will be a blend of original Stacker pieces and stories written for our content studio, meaning you’ll have unique access to a content studio, independent media organization, and distribution network. So we’re looking for someone who loves teaming up with others and knows how to manage a project with multiple stakeholders.

The stories we create are syndicated out on the Stacker newswire to a network of over 3,000 local news partners, ranging from major network like Hearst, McClatchy and Advance to hundreds of independent outlets, and our stories play an essential role in complementing their own local coverage. We’re looking for an editor who is thrilled by this role we play in the local journalism landscape.

Who we are

Stacker is a new media company excited by the future of journalism. Every day, our efforts center on developing new and more sustainable ways to produce, distribute, and fund great storytelling that contextualizes our world and drives impact for news publishers big and small. We do this through a number of ways—from our tech-forward storytelling platform and freely accessible newswire, to our editorial partnerships focused on distributing coverage from nonprofit newsrooms and brand publishers.

Our ultimate mission is to empower the world’s publishers: through a commitment to provide free access to great storytelling and by championing innovation in how journalism is done, we enable our national- and local-scale publishing partners to engage their audiences and focus on their own original reporting.

As a self-funded company, we’re a resourceful team focused on building an inclusive, equitable culture around shared values of integrity, ownership, and collaboration. Building for the future is reflected in the way we work: we are remote-first, embrace flexible schedules, and offer competitive benefits and perks including unlimited vacation, an employee equity program, full health & dental coverage, and 401(k) matching.

Responsibilities

Tackle first/developmental edits on stories from writers, ensuring every story is accurate, complete, and fair, as well as clear and engaging. Your subject-matter expertise is crucial to this first round of edits to guide how stories are conceived, framed, and refined. This is the more substantive round of edits.

Brainstorm and greenlight pitches from writers, other editors, and data reporters.

Manage freelancer contributors within your beat (assigning stories, providing feedback and building relationships)

Help recruit and maintain a diverse network of freelance contributors.

Requirements

Must-haves:

  • 4+ years of journalism experience, with at least 2 in a professional editing role, including a record of working with writers (in-house and freelance) on story scope, deadlines, and content strategy.
  • A strong commitment to journalistic standards and integrity, including unflappable editorial judgment, even while juggling multiple demands and deadlines.
  • A history of successful and collaborative project management that brings people together and supports journalists by being organized, welcoming and ambitious.
  • Experience reading, writing about, and editing research-based and data-driven content in the news and/or finance beat.

Nice-to-haves:

The following skills and experiences would make a candidate more appealing and/or more likely to succeed.

  • Some data analysis skills, spanning tools like advanced Excel/Google Sheets (vlookup, index/match, nested IF statements, Pivot tables), Python/pandas/Jupyter notebook, R, or MySQL
  • Experience using Tableau, Flourish, Datawrapper, or comparable software to turn data into interactive graphics.
  • Experience producing partnership content.

Benefits

Employee wellbeing is top of mind for the Stacker team. We offer the following benefits to all team members:

  • Competitive base salary ($70,000-80,000 depending on experience)
  • Equity Stock Option Program
  • Full Health & Dental Coverage
  • Fully Remote Team
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 3 Months of Paid Family Leave
  • Annual Team Offsites
  • 401(k) matching
  • Monthly Virtual Social Events
  • Awesome & Inclusive team culture!

Stacker is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive newsroom that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage women, people of color, veterans, people with disabilities and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

Stacker is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.