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Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: New York, NY, 10003 Milwaukee, WI, 53202

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference. 

Northwestern Mutual is looking for an Editor to join our Content Team. In this position, you’ll get to write, assign and edit content for our website’s Life & Money content hub, as well as other areas where consumer-facing content is needed (email campaigns, content for clients, educational whitepapers, etc.). We’re looking for a strong ideas generator and an experienced assigning editor who can brainstorm, assign and line-edit high-quality content at a fast pace, as well as write when needed. Knowledge of personal finance is a plus, but what’s more important is the ability/willingness to research and learn about topics you’re unfamiliar with. Candidates will be asked to complete an edit test.


  • Conceive, edit/write and package a variety of consumer-facing personal finance content. These can be anything from quick posts ranging from 200-500 words that put current events into context, to first-person essays, to longer financial-education service articles. You may also write or edit longer whitepapers that require more in-depth research and reporting. We pride ourselves on educating consumers on personal finance topics in a familiar yet authoritative tone.
  • Cultivate new freelance writing talent, coordinate assignments and manage deadlines among freelancers.
  • Route stories as needed through subject matter expert review, compliance and other business partners as needed.
  • Work with internal marketing business partners to develop or repurpose content for various distribution channels.
  • Other tasks as required by the editorial department, such as tracking invoicing/freelancer costs, managing edit calendars, publishing articles in our CMS, etc. We are a tight-knit team, and we’re seeking a strong team player who can work independently assigning and editing but can also pinch-hit on whatever task is needed. A jack-of-all-trades mentality is crucial. 


  • A bachelors degree in journalism, English or other communications-related field preferred, or relevant experience.
  • Proven writing and editing skills for a news or media outlet, or in content marketing for a brand. Familiarity with AP style preferred.
  • Organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated. Must understand the basic rules of journalism and how to report a story.
  • Comfortable working in a CMS, Drupal Hubspot or similar
  • Knowledge of basic SEO and analytics-tracking (e.g., Google Analytics) a plus.
  • Experience copy-editing and fact-checking; an excellent grammarian.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks on deadline.
  • Minimum 3 years experience.


Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now! 

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Req ID: 25460
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: 3-5 years
Licenses/Certifications: Not Applicable
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 06/11/2019