Associate Editor, Content Development at Morningstar

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The Team: Morningstar’s mission is to empower investor success. The editorial team strives to illuminate investing in support of this mission, so we can reach and inspire current and future investors. We’re looking for an associate editor to join our team. You’ll contribute in a major way to our editorial evolution. In this role, you’ll work with a cross-disciplinary squad of editors, designers, search optimization strategists, and investment specialists to adapt our research and ideas into useful insights and informative editorial content.

The Role: The role requires a person to help guard our standards for quality through editing and writing. You won’t just think about the content in front of you, but the messages that came before and after to support the creation of compelling end-to-end content experiences. You’ll ensure our content is optimized, interact with engagement editors to understand how our content performed. The content you edit or create may be adapted or reused across our publishing platforms, including for social media, Morningstar.com, the Morningstar magazine, and our products.

We’re looking for someone who will:
• Edit daily articles and priority, feature-length content pieces.
• Become an expert on our reader types and the formats they use.
• Participate in the story ideation and content creation efforts.
• Be an active editor by coaching writers and analysts on how to best tell their stories.
• Consider how we can connect new editorial concepts with content that already exists.
• Craft content for social media channels that generates meaningful conversation.
• Show enthusiasm for tackling new challenges, learning new skills, and pitching in where you’re needed.

Requirements:
• 3-5 years of experience in content strategy or journalism at a publication or content-focused organization.
• A degree in journalism, English, communications, or a related field.
• Working knowledge of content management systems and constructing an editorial calendar.
• Experience editing content in various formats.
• Social media savviness.
• Understanding of search engine optimization practices and how to optimize content.
• Superb communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Demonstrated ability to work with writers, designers, and subject-matter experts.
• Excellent organization and attention to detail.
• Experience with AP Style.

 

Please submit writing samples with you resumes and cover letter.

This position is based in our Chicago office.

 

 

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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