Needed: Amazing Editor to Polish World-Class Content for Top Financial Publisher

Our friends at The Palm Beach Letter, a financial and investment research group affiliated with Agora, Inc., are looking to fill a position in their growing company. And they’re hoping an AWAI-trained copywriter can fill the spot. (They’ve hired AWAI writers in the past.)

Here is the job posting …

With nearly 70,000 subscribers (having launched only three years ago), The Palm Beach Letter is one of the fastest growing advisories in America. Our work—led by bestselling author Mark Ford and investment analyst veteran Tom Dyson—powers the investment decisions of thousands of investors in dozens of countries.

We’re growing so rapidly that we need to add another managing editor to our team.

Specifically, we’re looking for someone who is exceptionally intelligent, ambitious, proactive, and fantastic with the written word. We want a problem-solver with a strong work ethic. We prefer candidates with a four-year degree in English or journalism.

You’ll immediately play a vital role in our publishing process. You’ll take the first drafts from our veteran financial analysts and help polish them into informative, useful, exciting issues —worthy of our valued subscribers. Do you want a career where your work makes a tangible difference? This is it — your role will have an immediate, substantial impact on our published content.

Your job will be to strengthen arguments, streamline prose, restructure order to improve narrative flow, check facts, and clarify key takeaways. In essence, you’ll be scrutinizing every detail of everything we publish to ensure excellence.

Required: Outstanding editing skills and a passion for the English language. Please understand — we’re not looking for merely a proofreader. While we definitely want someone with an attention to detail who will catch typos, this job requires far more than that. We need you to combine critical thinking skills with great editing to make our published content shine.

Preferred though not required: Knowledge of the financial markets and the investment industry. Don’t know anything about investments? Although it would be great if you did, this is not necessarily a deal-breaker. That said, we work in the world of finance, so you’d need to learn this. We will help you, but you’ll need to have a genuine interest in investments to make this work in the long-run.

Location: Palm Beach County, Florida. Sorry, no remote workers. We need you to be local in Delray Beach, Florida (it happens to be one of the most beautiful places in the world).

Compensation: Ballpark starting salary of $30k to $40k, plus bonuses—but this number is largely dependent on experience and qualifications. Health, dental, and 401(k) included. And there’s plenty of room for upward growth. Please understand, if you excel in this role, it’s in our best interest to compensate you so well that it ensures you stay with us and continue doing excellent work.

Next steps: Please send your resume and a cover letter to Paige Price at In your cover letter, please tell us how your background and skills specifically meet our needs in a candidate.

Thank you for your time and interest.

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Published: September 11, 2014

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