News Producer (Freelance)

Toronto or Remote (Canada/US)

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Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom, no matter who they are or how much they have. Using smart technology, Wealthsimple takes financial services that are often confusing and expensive and makes them clear and low-cost. We’re the company behind some of Canada's leading digital financial products and are growing faster than ever. We value great work and great ideas — not ego. Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.
Wealthsimple’s editorial arm produces a magazine, a podcast, an education site, and now a newsletter. We aim to be really good, and human, and use the very best writers and illustrators, and be the best and most definitive media about money in the world. Run by the former longtime Editorial Director of GQ Magazine, we feature conversations with geniuses and weirdos, advice on investing and taxes, and stories that unpack the big strange world we live in, all told through the lens of money. Some recent pieces: “A Brutally Honest Accounting of Writing, Money, and Motherhood”;“The Code That Controls Your Money”; “GME, Doge, Supreme: How Getting Rich Went Full Internet.
We’re looking for a News Producer to join Wealthsimple’s Production team, working alongside Wealthsimple Magazine’s Editorial Director, Senior Editor, and News Writer. This producer will help launch and own Wealthsimple’s five-times-a-week newsletter, ensuring its workflow is a well-oiled machine and ships seamlessly every day. (Check out our daily and weekly pilots!)
The News Producer’s job will be to oversee the working process of each edition: from story ideation with the Editorial team in the morning, to research/copywriting/design in the afternoon, to capturing end-of-day stakeholder feedback/approvals, and working with the Lifecycle team to deploy the following morning. The role is largely project management-focused (basically, ensuring all parts come together on time), but the ideal candidate will be something of a hybrid managing editor too — we like producers who are plugged into the finance news world, can roll up their sleeves, do some fact-checking, and even make last-minute edits on short notice (in case the markets or news change) if need be.

In this role, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Own the newsletter workflow and support the editorial process from concept to publication. This will include: tracking the content calendar, assignments, documents, and budgets, and help ensure each edition stays on track and deadlines are met
  • Coordinate with freelancers (and source new ones) like writers, copy-editors, fact-checkers to secure contracts, manage invoices, and make sure they’re set up for success
  • Coordinate with teams across the company, including Investment Research, Communications, and Legal/Compliance, to gather daily feedback and approvals
  • Research, fact-check, and proofread for the Editors (fill in the TKs with the right facts, data point or link)
  • Coordinate with Lifecycle to publish editions using our content management system and keep them up-to-date as needed up until deployment

We're looking for someone who:

  • Brings 3+ years of experience in an editorial or project management role at a media outlet
  • Is supremely organized. You can simultaneously manage the production workflow of multiple editions at a time
  • Is plugged into pop culture, politics, and sports — and of course finance, markets, crypto, and technology. You will help to follow the day’s headlines, and can proactively find opportunities that other outlets may miss
  • Is a good writer and an enthusiastic reader. You’re into creating and consuming great content!
  • Is obsessive about publishing the most interesting, useful, entertaining and absolutely accurate money content on the planet
  • Is cool with working somewhat atypical hours. Producing the daily edition requires availability Monday–Thursday evenings (Eastern time), and finalizing the weekly edition requires availability either Saturday or Sunday afternoons (Eastern time)
  • Isn’t necessarily an expert in finance, but is down to become one 🚀
We’re building products for a diverse world, and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.
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