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Employer: Yahoo! Job Posted: 6/17/2013
Location: New York, NY Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

Yahoo! Finance is looking for an experienced, New York-based journalist to serve a variety of editorial roles. This person will write original content, with a specific focus on stories generated from activity on social media sites and Yahoo! Finance data. In addition, this person will serve as “quality control” editor over the news feeds on our quote pages, occasionally package partner content and serve as a backup editor for our original content.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for financial news in general, and a vision for how to best present this type of content on a digital platform. This person must have excellent communication skills and can work effectively with a team of editors, reporters, as well as multiple content partners.

The candidate should be competitive and aggressive in pursuing the best multimedia coverage, as well as a strong sense of the tools needed to enhance and empower the users' experience.

Depth of knowledge in financial news should be matched by the highest levels of creativity and enthusiasm.

Minimum Job Qualifications


B.A. required, preferably in journalism or media studies


Minimum of five years editorial experience with a preference for covering financial news in an online media environment


Excellent news judgment


A solid grounding in the basic principles of packaging, editing and writing for the Web


HTML skills and experience with online publishing tools, including Dreamweaver and Photoshop


Strong attention to detail & excellent organizational skills to manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment


A strong interest in social media and multimedia; experience in creating and nurturing online community a plus.


Experience with image databases, such as AP and Getty

B.A. required, preferably in journalism or media

This position is based in New Yor


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