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Junior Product Manager, Ask.com (London, UK)

(Location: London, UK)

The Role

  • Localisation & Development of existing Ask International Product feature sets
  • Evaluation & Reporting of Product performance
  • Help Innovate & Develop new Product ideas for Ask Intl.

The Task

  • Develop processes for quality evaluation of Ask Products
  • Use in-house tools to report on Product Performance & back-end Site Configurations
  • Use Data Capture & Analysis to drive Product Development & Innovation
  • Help Support third party API integrations
  • Maintaining documentation on company Wiki

Your Skills

  • Data analysis & Reporting (Advanced Excel).  Experience of using Web Reporting tools an advantage
  • Intermediate coding skills for data generation and processing.  Database knowledge & SQL an advantage
  • Understanding & experience of how web systems work (BE/FE).  Knowledge of JavaScript an advantage
  • Working with APIs, Knowledge of XML/HTML/JSON
  • Keen Interest in Website Product Development
  • Languages an advantage (Spanish, Portuguese) but not essential
  • A computer science degree (an advantage but not essential)
  • Self motivation
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical approach to work

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Localization Specialist, German, Ask.com (OAK)

(Location: Oakland)

The Role

Ask.com is expanding its global footprint and now has a presence in 25 countries. We are looking for native language speaker of German with a passion for the Internet to help evaluate and improve our foreign language sites. The work will include site evaluation, translation, market research and language analysis. It is a great opportunity to gain practical skills and contribute to Ask.com’s international business.

Your Task

  • Evaluate Ask.com’s site experience in foreign languages and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Conduct market research to help inform business and product development efforts.
  • Contribute to process improvements for localization.
  • Help translate marketing materials and localize UIs.
  • Conduct various language analyses.
  • Assist with other localization projects.

Your Skills

  • Native speaker of German.
  • Passion for the Internet, technology and global markets.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High school diploma. College students and college graduates are welcome to apply for this part-time role (20 hours per week).
  • Position can work remotely, but must be available for 3-4 onsite meetings per month.
  • Linguistics, foreign language and social science majors preferred.

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Content Editor (Contractor), Ask.com (OAK)

(Location: Oakland)

Us
Ask.com is a leading site on the Internet with more than 100 million worldwide unique monthly users.  We help users find the best answers from around the web and also create unique, helpful answers and content.  As we continue to expand our answer content offerings, we seek a Content Editor (contract position) to ensure we provide the highest level of quality content possible.

The Role
As a content editor at Ask.com, you’ll be helping millions of users get high quality answers to the questions they ask every day.  In this position, you’ll help proofread our answers and provide feedback to writers to ensure we create the highest quality answers possible.

Your Task

  • Thoroughly review and proofread answers
  • Fact check answers, as required
  • Note any issues and summarize findings
  • Provide feedback and recommendations to writers
  • Edit answers to create examples for writers, as needed
  • Occasionally write new answers for guidelines or other uses

Your Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism or Communications
  • At least 2 years’ experience of online copy editing and/or content editing experience
  • Obsessive attention to detail with outstanding proofreading, fact checking and editing skills
  • Experience working in a fast paced, high volume environment
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks at a time
  • Passion for writing with a strong sense of voice and tone
  • Experience working with CMS and editorial workflow systems

 


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Data Science Analyst Intern, Ask.com (OAK)

(Location: Oakland, CA)

Us
We’re Ask.com’s Data Science Analyst team: a fast-moving, data-driven, product-oriented group that works with teams to build systems and models that improve the way Ask.com responds to the user. A group of data analysts working alongside data scientists and software engineers, we love data and focus on turning language data insights into data-driven products.  At Ask, we empower each individual to succeed, communicate their ideas, and grow.  We are serious about creating and maintaining a great culture and are looking for great people to come learn about what we do.

You
You’re a bright, versatile, creative thinker who:

  • Wants to learn how to translate academic knowledge into practical business solutions to build products users love.
  • Has an experience and passion for working with language data (e.g. research, analysis, etc)
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and can adapt to shifting conditions, priorities, or deadlines.
  • Possesses great communication skills and isn’t afraid to ask questions.
  • Meticulous and detail-oriented.
  • Likes to understand the “big picture” and learn how things work.
  • Takes an analytical approach and has a talent for solving sticky problems.
  • Inherently interested in how people think and would love to see what types of things they ask on the internet!

The Task
Label, analyze and evaluate large quantities of language data using qualitative and quantitative methods.  Draw connections and derive insights from the data.  Translate your findings into actionable insights to help make choices and recommendations that will drive what we develop. Work closely with other analysts, to help data scientists, software developers and product stakeholders develop new data-driven products and to improve existing products.

This includes:

  • Conducting research and analysis to help define the problem to solve.
  • Preparing and validating data sets for natural language processing and machine learning algorithms.
  • Evaluating and vetting output of advanced algorithms and providing informed feedback.

Some specific examples of problems you might work on:

  • Deciding what types of linguistic patterns make information time-sensitive.
  • Making sure computer generated concepts are relevant and linguistically well-formed.
  • Deciding where boundaries between categories should fall (e.g. do “car rentals” go with Travel or Automotive?)
  • Be an advocate for the user and provide a strong human perspective to inform how we develop our systems, services and products.

Your Skills
We’re excited to help you learn about what we do and get hands on practical experience, and candidates that are a good fit usually possess some or all of the following traits:

  • Have completed or are working on completing an undergraduate or graduate degree in linguistics, library and information sciences, or related areas (e.g. other language/logic-focused humanities).
  • Previous experience working with some kind of language data (e.g. in a web/data-review environment or in linguistic research).
  • Basic familiarity with syntax and semantics and a solid understanding of how linguistic form relates to meaning (e.g. ambiguity vs. vagueness).
  • Familiarity with popular U.S. culture and the ability to use that knowledge to inform data analysis.
  • Basic familiarity with the Unix command line and/or Python is a plus.
  • Some basic familiarity with the concepts of natural language processing and text classification/machine learning.

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Localization Specialist, Ask.com (OAK)

(Location: Oakland, CA)

The Role

Ask.com is expanding its global footprint and now has a presence in 25 countries. We are looking for native language speakers of Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Turkish, Indonesian, Thai, Hebrew, and Vietnamese with a passion for the Internet to help evaluate and improve our foreign language sites. The work will include site evaluation, translation, market research and language analysis. It is a great opportunity to gain practical skills and contribute to Ask.com’s international business.

 

Your Task

  • Evaluate Ask.com’s site experience in foreign languages and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Conduct market research to help inform business and product development efforts.
  • Contribute to process improvements for localization.
  • Help translate marketing materials and localize UIs.
  • Conduct various language analyses.
  • Assist with other localization projects.

Your Skills

  • Native speaker of Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Turkish, Indonesian, Thai, Hebrew, or Vietnamese.
  • Passion for the Internet, technology and global markets.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High school diploma. College students and college graduates are welcome to apply for this part-time role.
  • Linguistics, foreign language and social science majors preferred.

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Localization Specialist, Portuguese, Ask.com (OAK)

(Location: Oakland, CA)

The Role

Ask.com is expanding its global footprint and now has a presence in 25 countries. We are looking for native language speaker of Portuguese with a passion for the Internet to help evaluate and improve our foreign language sites. The work will include site evaluation, translation, market research and language analysis. It is a great opportunity to gain practical skills and contribute to Ask.com’s international business.

Your Task
• Evaluate Ask.com’s site experience in foreign languages and make recommendations for improvements.
• Conduct market research to help inform business and product development efforts.
• Contribute to process improvements for localization.
• Help translate marketing materials and localize UIs.
• Conduct various language analyses.
• Assist with other localization projects.

Your Skills
• Native speaker of Portuguese.
• Passion for the Internet, technology and global markets.
• Excellent communication skills.
• High school diploma. College students and college graduates are welcome to apply for this part-time role.
• Linguistics, foreign language and social science majors preferred.


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Investing Editor, Investopedia (NYC)

(Location: New York, NY)

The Role

Investopedia, the largest website for financial education and information, is seeking an Investing Editor. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, creative, imaginative, detail-oriented self-starter with a solid knowledge of the financial markets and experience in digital publishing, investing news, business news, newswires and/or magazines. High ideation skills and ability to conceive news-making features a must.

Your Task

  • Work with the managing editor and product team to develop new content and features to attract a larger, more loyal audience interested in current investing, markets, financial products, corporate news, and global economic stories and trends;
  • Assign, line edit and publish articles, ensuring content is of high quality and aligns with the strategic vision of the site;
  • Extensive knowledge of fundamental analysis, value investing, fixed income, equities, ETFs, mutual funds and bonds;
  • Manage the creation of multimedia content including infographics and the use of market data and information for Investopedia’s products;
  • Work closely with writers to conceive story ideas and assist in the creation of the site’s editorial calendar, specifically as it pertains to major economic events (i.e. central bank news or corporate earnings reports);
  • Regularly program the site landing pages with topical, seasonally relevant content;
  • Responsible for writing timely and semi-timely content pertaining to investing decisions for all life stages and sophistication levels;
  • Recruit, hire, onboard and manage freelance writers and other content producers;
  • Monitor web and editorial metrics via with the goal of improving performance and growing audiences;
  • Responsible for creating/programming e-newsletters including: Stock Watch Weekly, Warren Buffet Watch and ETF Investing;
  • Work with the managing editor to manage the overall health of the site, as it pertains to editorial, and identify areas of opportunity and growth.

You

  • At least 2 years’ experience in an online editorial environment and 5 years experience in financial and business news and features with a strong writing, editing and reporting background;
  • Must have an editorial background and deep interest in investing and market-related content, and how these topics pertain to the investing lifecycle and economic machine;
  • Must have a strong understanding of fundament/value investing approach, and how it pertains to investors at all levels;
  • Must have an intimate knowledge of banking and investing products including stocks, indices, mutual funds, ETFs, bonds, options, futures, commodities and forex;
  • Strong line editing skills;
  • Proven ability to conceive and assign story ideas that run ahead of the news and generate wide interest or ‘buzz’ among a business and financial audience, including stories on or relating to major corporations, c-suite executives or Wall Street;
  • Comfortable with basic financial concepts and calculations, i.e. present value, p/e ratios, etc.;
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related liberal arts field.
  • Experience working with content management systems, social media platforms and other Web publishing and analytics tools;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven experience working with freelancers;
  • Superb time-management, organizational and planning skills; ability to adapt and work quickly in a fast-paced digital environment;
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with others;
  • A strong ability to perform independently while working in a team environment;
  • Understanding of AP style;
  • Knowledge of SEO fundamentals;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite applications;
  • Familiarity with web analytics tools such as Google Analytics or Omniture a plus;
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related liberal arts field.

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Personal Finance & Retirement Editor, Investopedia (NYC)

(Location: New York, NY)

The Role

Investopedia, the single largest site on the Web for financial education and information, is seeking a Personal Finance & Retirement Editor. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, creative, imaginative, detail-oriented self-starter with a solid knowledge of personal finance and investing and experience in digital publishing, news, newswires and/or magazines. High ideation skills and ability to conceive news-making features a must.

Your Task

  • Work with the managing editor and product team to develop new content and features to attract a larger, more loyal audience interested in actively managing their financial lives, focused on personal finance and retirement planning, both timeless and relating to current business, economic and the market trends;
  • Assign, line edit and publish articles, ensuring content is of high quality and aligns with the strategic vision of the site;
  • Manage the creation of other multimedia content types;
  • Work closely with writers to conceive story ideas and assist in the creation of the site’s editorial calendar;
  • Regularly program the site landing pages with topical, seasonally relevant content;
  • Recruit, hire, onboard and manage freelance writers and other content producers;
  • Monitor web and editorial metrics via with the goal of improving performance and growing audiences;
  • Work with product team to develop and hone Investopedia’s personal finance applications including Calculators and Net Worth Tracker;
  • Work with marketing team to craft content for both site users and strategic business partners
  • Work with the managing editor to manage the overall health of the site, as it pertains to editorial, and identify areas of opportunity and growth.

You

  • At least 2 years’ experience in an online editorial environment and 5 years’ experience in financial and business news and features with a strong writing, editing and reporting background;
  • Must have an editorial background and deep interest in personal finance and retirement-related content, and how these topics pertain to individual’s investing lifecycle;
  • Must have an intimate knowledge of consumer banking products and services including savings, brokerages, 401K, mutual funds, credit cards, insurance, and digital/mobile banking  services and apps;
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of personal finance including taxes, estate planning, saving & budgeting, credit and insurance;
  • Strong line editing skills;
  • Proven ability to conceive and assign story ideas that run ahead of the news and generate wide interest or ‘buzz’ among a business and financial audience;
  • Comfortable with basic financial concepts and calculations;
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related liberal arts field.
  • Experience working with content management systems, social media platforms and other Web publishing and analytics tools;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven experience working with freelancers;
  • Superb time-management, organizational and planning skills; ability to adapt and work quickly in a fast-paced digital environment;
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with others;
  • A strong ability to perform independently while working in a team environment;
  • Understanding of AP style;
  • Knowledge of SEO fundamentals;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite applications;
  • Familiarity with web analytics tools such as Google Analytics or Omniture a plus;
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related liberal arts field.

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Active Trading Editor, Investopedia (NYC)

(Location: New York, NY)

The Role

Investopedia, the single largest site on the Web for financial education and information, is seeking an Active Trading Editor. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, creative, imaginative, detail-oriented self-starter with a solid knowledge of the markets and trading, including options, as well as experience in digital publishing, news or newswires. High ideation skills and ability to conceive news-making features and in-depth knowledge of trading a must.

The Task

  • Work with the managing editor and product team to develop new content and features to attract a larger, more loyal audience interested in current investing, market, trading, business and economic stories, trends and data;
  • Comprehensive understanding of technical analysis;
  • Extensive knowledge of trading strategies including momentum trading, HFT, options, binary options, CFDs and spread-betting;
  • Extensive knowledge of major asset classes including equities, options, commodities, futures and forex;
  • Assign, line edit and publish articles, ensuring content is of high quality and aligns with the strategic vision of the site;
  • Manage the creation of multimedia content including infographics and the use of market data and information for Investopedia’s products;
  • Work closely with writers to conceive story ideas and assist in the creation of the site’s editorial calendar;
  • Oversee e-newsletter creation/programming for Chart Advisor (stock chart analysis), Chart of the Week, Forex and Commodities Advisor;
  • Regularly program the website landing pages with topical, seasonally relevant content;
  • Recruit, hire, onboard and manage freelance writers and other content producers;
  • Monitor web and editorial metrics via with the goal of improving performance and growing audiences;
  • Work with marketing team to craft content for both site users and strategic business partners
  • Work with the managing editor to manage the overall health of the site, as it pertains to editorial, and identify areas of opportunity and growth.


You

  • At least 2 years’ experience in an online editorial environment and 5 years experience in financial and business news and features with a strong writing, editing and reporting background;
  • Must have an editorial background and deep interest in investing and market-related content, and how these topics pertain to the investing lifecycle and economic machine;
  • Must have an intimate knowledge of investing products and trading strategies including equities, mutual funds, ETFs, bonds, options, futures, commodities and forex;
  • Strong line editing skills;
  • Proven ability to conceive and assign story ideas that run ahead of the news and generate wide interest or ‘buzz’ among a business and financial audience, including stories on or relating to major corporations, c-suite executives or Wall Street;
  • Comfortable with basic financial concepts and calculations, i.e. present value, p/e ratios, etc.;
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related liberal arts field.
  • Experience working with content management systems, social media platforms and other Web publishing and analytics tools;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven experience working with freelancers;
  • Superb time-management, organizational and planning skills; ability to adapt and work quickly in a fast-paced digital environment;
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with others;
  • A strong ability to perform independently while working in a team environment;
  • Understanding of AP style;
  • Knowledge of SEO fundamentals;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite applications;
  • Familiarity with web analytics tools such as Google Analytics or Omniture a plus;
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related liberal arts field.

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Financial Education Editor, Investopedia (NYC)

(Location: New York, NY)

The Role

Investopedia, the single largest site on the Web for financial education and information, is seeking a Financial Education Editor. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, creative, imaginative, detail-oriented self-starter with a solid knowledge of finance and investing as well as experience in digital publishing, news, reference resource, newswires and/or magazines. High ideation skills and ability to conceive news-making features a must.

The Task

  • Work with the managing editor and product team to develop new content and features to attract a larger, more loyal audience interested in financial literacy and investing education, while guiding the audience to Investopedia’s more sophisticated content
  • Assign, line edit and publish articles, ensuring content is of high quality and aligns with the strategic vision of the site;
  • Manage the creation of timeless investing educational content including but not limited to dictionary terms, exam prep, tutorials, FAQs, multimedia content, and infographics;
  • Work closely with writers to conceive story ideas and assist in the creation of the site’s editorial calendar beyond timeless investing reference materials;
  • Regularly program the site landing pages with topical, seasonally relevant content;
  • Recruit, hire, onboard and manage freelance writers and other content producers;
  • Monitor web and editorial metrics via with the goal of improving performance and growing audiences;
  • Oversee e-newsletters creation/programming for Term of the Day and Professionals;
  • Work with product team to develop and hone education applications including Quizzer;
  • Work with marketing and product teams to craft content to meet business goals;
  • Work with the managing editor to manage the overall health of the site, as it pertains to editorial, and identify areas of opportunity and growth.

You

  • At least 2 years’ experience in an online editorial environment and 5 years’ experience in financial and investing news and/or financial education with a strong writing, editing and reporting background;
  • Must have an editorial background and deep interest in investing and investing education content, and how it pertains to the current market environment, investing lifecycle and economic machine;
  • Must have an intimate knowledge of investing and banking products and services;
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting, economics and finance;
  • Strong line editing skills;
  • Comfortable with basic financial concepts and calculations, i.e. present value, p/e ratios, etc.;
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related liberal arts field.
  • Experience working with content management systems, social media platforms and other Web publishing and analytics tools;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven experience working with freelancers;
  • Superb time-management, organizational and planning skills; ability to adapt and work quickly in a fast-paced digital environment;
  • Background in education or at an education-focused publisher a plus;
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with others;
  • A strong ability to perform independently while working in a team environment;
  • Understanding of AP style;
  • Knowledge of SEO fundamentals a must;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite applications;
  • Familiarity with web analytics tools such as Google Analytics or Omniture a plus;
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related liberal arts field.

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Content Manager, Ask.com (OAK)

(Location: Oakland, CA)

About Us
Ask.com is a leading site on the Internet with more than 100+ million worldwide unique monthly users.  We help users find the best answers from around the web and also create unique, helpful answers and content.  As we continue to expand our answer content offerings, we seek an experienced Editor to ensure we provide the highest level of quality content possible.

Role Overview
Have you ever wanted to make a big impact?  Here’s your chance!  As a content manager at Ask.com, you’ll be helping millions of users get high quality answers to the questions they ask every day.  In this position, you’ll be responsible for the production of high quality answers, working with vendors and writers to prioritize, review and publish answer content.  It will be your responsibility to ensure the answers our users receive are helpful, informative and offer real value so they keep coming back for more.

Responsibilities

  • Manage vendors and freelance writers to ensure timely delivery of quality answer content
  • Project manage high volume content workflows, continually optimizing
  • Ensure content is properly reviewed and meets quality standards
  • Determine writing priorities and vendor / writer assignments
  • Manage the flow of content from source to publication on the Ask website
  • Provide content governance oversight, making sure content is updated, as required
  • Ensure copy is on-brand and consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice
  • Onboard and train new vendors / writers via editorial guidelines, manuals and examples

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism or Communications
  • At least 2 years’ experience at a leading online media company in a content manager or editorial project manager role
  • Proven, strong project management skills and ability to handle multiple tasks at a time
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Experience with content production at scale managing priorities, workflows and editorial calendars
  • Strong technical skills and deep understanding of CMS systems
  • Obsessive attention to detail with outstanding proofreading, fact checking and editing skills
  • Proven track record managing vendors and writers to produce quality content
  • Knowledge of SEO fundamentals and social sharing characteristics

 

 


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