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Associate Editor


  • 14 West
  • 06/08/19
  • Baltimore, MD
  • 21210
  • Salaried / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Are you a planner? A creator? An innovator? An unstoppable good idea machine?

If so, you could take your next big career step and join Agora Financial, part of The Agora Companies. This is YOUR big step into the exciting world of newsletter publishing.

Their editorial and marketing teams develop content that is unique to that of the mainstream media, attracting a wide breadth of subscribers both domestically and internationally. Their subscribers are at the heart of their business. They prioritize establishing and maintaining quality relationships with those who invest in Agora Financial's products by providing a quality service that is unrivaled by any other publishing company.

Agora Financial is looking for a new Associate Editor. In this role, you will personally get to know and work with some of the top gurus in real estate and finance.

This is a great opportunity that offers experience and exposure to a variety of departments. On any given day you may wear several hats, and you will often find yourself taking on new challenges outside your prescribed responsibilities. This company is growing at an exponential rate, and this is your invitation to get in on the ground floor. If you're looking for a great way to get started in the publishing industry -- they're looking to connect with you.

You can learn more about Agora Financial by checking out their "Workplace Highlight" blog post.

Responsibilities:
- Edit, proof and publish weekly email content for their free and paid subscription services.
- Update, edit, aggregate content, and eventually concept and write reports, both for promotional use (for new subscribers) and as extra fulfillment (for current subscribers).
- Take ownership of member website, writing and editing copy and content for each service to make sure it is correct, up to date, easy to use, answers common member questions and maximizes SEO impact.
- Liaise with their member services team, making sure they have everything they need to take care of their valued customers.
- Help facilitate the launch of new promotions and new products through research, brainstorming and content generation.
- Write and edit content to support various marketing efforts for their subscription newsletters.
- Research, write, edit opt-in reports, premium reports, welcome/retention gauntlets, renewal efforts and other special messaging.
- Generate and implement fresh ideas to grow and develop the business.
- Support editorial and marketing teams with writing/editing/proofing as needed.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, English, Communications or Journalism.
- 1-2 years writing/editing experience required.
- Excellent oral/written communication skills.

The ideal candidate for this position waits for no one to get started on a task.

They take action, are highly organized, notice the smallest mistakes in writing and on websites, have good time management skills, and they can switch focus between several projects quickly and easily.

Most importantly, this position demands an independent, fast-learning, solution-oriented individual. Applicants must be prepared to work hard from day one.

If you're interested in joining, please send your resume and a financial writing sample via the link provided. If you don't have a writing sample, write an original, compelling three-page alternative investment proposal.

Agora Financial offers competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, personal leave and vacation.

About Agora Financial:
Agora Financial provides independent economic and alternative health ideas to help everyday folks live a more independent, healthy and wealthy life. They publish these ideas through print and online publications.

Agora Financial is all about "fat-tail" ideas.

Everyone on the team needs to be OK with continuous testing. Which means they also need to be OK with failing. At AF, failing = learning. And the minute you stop taking chances, shaking things up, and exploring new ideas is the minute you fall behind.

They believe in putting in the hard work, and pushing one another. They believe that personal growth and development of individuals is only a small piece of the pie. And that the real wins are higher quality products for subscribers, and success for the team at large.

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