Data Reporter

Posted On: June 5, 2018

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Policygenius

Company Description

Want to help people get the financial protection they need — and feel confident in their choices? Policygenius is a NYC-based tech startup that makes it easy to compare and buy insurance online. Since 2014, we’ve raised over $52 million of venture capital, established ourselves as a pioneer in Fintech and helped more than 4.5 million people get vital coverage for their families.

We're rapidly growing and looking for people with grit, great attitudes and creative problem-solving skills to join our powerhouse team. Come see why we were voted one of INC's best workplaces of 2018!

Job Description

Policygenius' Editorial Team is dedicated to making complex personal finance topics easy to understand — and fun to read about! The Data Reporter will help us create best in class educational and editorial content for our insurance Learn Centers and Magazine. They will gather, extract and analyze data to tell interesting, newsworthy stories and come up with innovative and accessible ways to teach people about money.

The Data Reporter will work closely with our Senior Editor of Personal Finance, Editorial Partnership Manager and Content Strategist to conceive, execute and write stories based on publicly available data, proprietary surveys and in-house data to bolster brand awareness for Policygenius from readers and media outlets. This role will report to the Senior Editor of Personal Finance.

You are...
Excited about joining a fast-growing startup
Obsessed with numbers, patterns and the (often-unexpected) stories they can tell
Skilled at writing data-driven, reader-friendly stories
Passionate about helping people improve their financial health
Curious to a fault -- you’ll test your thesis and keep working a problem until you find a solution that works
You will...
Conceive, research, report and write data-driven editorial content
Fact-check and edit data-driven content produced by other editorial team members
Collaborate with our Content Strategist to produce infographics, quizzes, calculators and interactive components to optimize new and existing decision support content
Ideate and execute on investigative data journalism, using internal and external resources
Assist other members of the content team with writing and editing as needed -- teamwork makes the dream work!

You have...
A Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years editorial experience with a focus on data-driven content
Excellent editorial judgment and writing skills
An interest in crunching & synthesizing data
Knowledge of personal finance fundamentals
Familiarity with SEO best practices as they pertain to content
Basic visuals (graphics, charts, etc.) development and editing skills
Solid understanding of Microsoft Excel and other data analysis management tools

You’ll get...
Company-paid health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
401(k) plan, FSA & commuter benefits
Flexible PTO
Training, mentorship and coaching from leadership
The opportunity to grow alongside a company shaking up a big, old-fashioned industry
Fun, diverse, open-minded coworkers
Dog companionship
Some fun surprises when you join… (Shhh… It’s a secret!)

To Apply

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