Policygenius
New York, NY

Senior Managing Editor at Policygenius (Greater NYC Area, NY)

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About the role…

The award-winning Policygenius Content Team is dedicated to producing innovative, best-in-class content that helps readers get the financial protection they need and feel good about it. The Senior Managing Editor will help build and edit our library of life insurance content and insurance company reviews, leading a team of staff writers and collaborating with counterparts in our Home and Auto insurance verticals. This person will level up our content by designing strategies that improve search-traffic performance and better serve readers on their insurance buying journey. This role will report to the Director of SEO Content.

In this role, you will…

  • With the Director of SEO Content, own the growth and optimization of the best life insurance content on the internet
  • Manage a team of writers, setting the editorial calendar to plan, assign, and edit multiple pages per week
  • Oversee day-to-day content production, along with bigger-swing projects like data-driven stories and new initiatives that showcase our life insurance vertical and reviews library
  • Work with our internal SEO and Product teams to drive our strategy for growing organic traffic and guiding readers as they research and shop for insurance
  • Use data to track metrics, report on performance to the broader company, and make informed decisions about content strategy 
  • Manage competing priorities for traffic, revenue, UX, and editorial quality; you love the challenge of finding the win-win 

We’d love to hear from you if…

  • You have 4+ years experience managing staff for a digital publication; adhering to an editorial calendar; assigning, writing and editing stories; and optimizing content for multiple objectives, all while maintaining editorial integrity
  • You have a passion for making financial protection information accessible, easy to digest and even fun to read
  • You’re a thoughtful manager with a history of helping mentor and motivate your team, while providing pathways for their growth
  • You’re familiar with SEO best practices as they pertain to content
  • You’ve got analytical and editorial sensibilities — you nerd out on your research but make your writing simple and accessible
  • You’re collaborative, diplomatic and humble, with outstanding written and verbal communication skills; you thrive working cross-functionally
  • You’re equally comfortable thinking about big-picture strategy and rewriting a meta description or lede
  • Experience with reviews content a plus

You can expect...

  • Company-paid health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan, FSA & commuter benefits
  • Generous PTO 
  • A flexible-first workplace, with the freedom to work in our beautiful offices or remotely as needed based on the needs of your role, team, and the business
  • The opportunity to grow alongside a company shaking up a big, old-fashioned industry, including training, mentorship and coaching from leadership
  • An inclusive community of fun, diverse, and open-minded coworkers committed to our mission of helping people get financial protection right

About Policygenius

Policygenius transforms the insurance journey for today’s consumer, providing a one-stop platform where customers can compare options from top insurance companies, get unbiased expert advice, buy policies, and manage their insurance portfolio, all in one seamless, integrated experience. Since 2014, our content, digital tools, and experts have served as a resource for millions of people on their insurance journey, and we have sold more than $120 billion in coverage. In early 2020, we announced our Series D funding round of $100 million, which brought our total funding to just over $150 million.
At Policygenius, we’re proud of building an environment that encourages our teammates to bring their authentic selves to work. Even with our rapid growth, we’ve continuously maintained our inclusive culture through humility, hard-work, and humor, and we’re looking for more people with grit, collaborative attitudes, and creative problem-solving skills to join our team. Come see why we’ve been voted one of Inc. Magazine's "Best Workplaces" four years in a row!

Diversity at Policygenius

Policygenius believes differences should be celebrated and is committed to building a team as diverse as the customers we serve. We welcome different perspectives and opinions to foster innovation, authenticity, and excellence across all parts of our company, and are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Policygenius highly encourages applicants from all walks of life. All employment decisions at Policygenius are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to actual or perceived race, color, sex, pregnancy,  sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, political affiliation or belief, religion, disability, uniformed service, marital status or any other status protected by law. 

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Where we are

Located in Manhattan's Financial District, we're conveniently located near several NYC subway stops, the NJ Path train, and across the street from the ferry terminal. The office features stunning views and is steps away from countless restaurants, including the lively South Street Seaport area.

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What are Policygenius Perks + Benefits

Policygenius Benefits Overview

People are at the core of everything Policygenius does. Policygenius invests in strong benefits — insurance, generous PTO, 401(k) matching, a pet “pawlicy” — and prioritizes creating a great employee experience. Even during a pandemic and adjusting to remote work, they maintained their people-first, values-first philosophy by expanding mental health offerings and supply budgets to ensure employees could bring their best selves to work, even at home. Parents were offered flexible work hours and Policygenius launched digital wellness-focused programming. They prioritized social responsibility and diversity, equity and inclusion, including matching charitable donations and investing in employee affinity groups.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Policygenius has participated in Memorial Sloan Kettering's Cycle for Survival year after year in support of rare cancer research.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

People are at the core of everything Policygenius does. Policygenius invests in strong benefits — insurance, generous PTO, 401(k) matching, a pet “pawlicy” — and prioritizes creating a great employee experience. Even during a pandemic and adjusting to remote work, they maintained their people-first, values-first philosophy by expanding mental health offerings and supply budgets to ensure employees could bring their best selves to work, even at home. Parents were offered flexible work hours and Policygenius launched digital wellness-focused programming. They prioritized social responsibility and diversity, equity and inclusion, including matching charitable donations and investing in employee affinity groups.

An Insider's view of Policygenius

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Think: startup meets productive adult office. The fridge is stocked with La Croix and there's usually a dog or two running around, but there's no ping pong. Everyone works hard and takes the job seriously. Strict "no chuckleheads allowed" policy. People are cool and from a really wide range of backgrounds.

Adam

Senior Product Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

All of the normal challenges of building a modern (fairly cutting edge actually, if I do say so myself), scalable tech stack, just with the added twist of integrating with a bunch of fairly archaic APIs. The insurance industry historically isn't exactly a bastion of modern technology, but we're doing our darnedest to change that.

Trevor

Senior Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Teamwork and problem-solving go a long way on my team and at Policygenius overall. I would say that individual ideas are not only supported but more importantly, encouraged. I'm consistently challenged, but always learning; our environment promotes both individual and professional growth. I'm looking forward to moving to the next level!

Masuda

Customer Success Team Lead

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision for Policygenius is to be the go-to consumer platform for insurance and financial protection. What Expedia did for travel, we're doing for financial protection. We're already the top platform for under-50 consumers for life insurance and disability insurance, and we're excited to expand that to new categories in 2019!

Jen

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

So many team members have really interesting stories about their time before Pg. We’ve got trivia champions, ex-magicians, chicken bag experts, and even someone who used to be Madonna’s assistant. It’s all story-telling gold.

Justin

Chief Design Officer

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