Brand Editor, Daily Newsletter - 3 Month Contract

Toronto or Remote (Canada/US) /
Marketing – Brand Marketing /
Fixed Term Contract - FT
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, opaque and expensive and makes them simple, transparent, and low-cost. We're the company behind some of Canada's leading digital financial products, and are growing faster than ever.

Our team is reimagining what it means to manage your money. Smart, high-performing team members will challenge you to learn and grow every day. We value great work and great ideas — not ego. We're looking for talented people who love a fast-paced environment, and want to ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas.

Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.

At Wealthsimple, we are building products for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We strongly 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 or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.

About the TLDR Newsletter

TLDR is the independent newsletter published by Wealthsimple Media. It tackles subjects like markets, business news, company earnings, as well as explaining the way the world of money works. The newsletter also covers the compelling and newsworthy characters who shape these worlds.

TLDR seeks to be a highly engaged, super voicey, never boring, never dry email that will ramp up from once a week to five times a week in the coming months. It is run by the editorial team, which is made up of a team of talented and seasoned writers and editors from publications like GQ, Esquire, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, the CBC. We’re looking for someone to lead the daily edition of TLDR, reporting to the Editorial Director.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Work with a robust newsletter team that includes the managing editor, staff writer, internal experts and freelance writers, copy editors and fact checkers
    • Cover important business news on: Financial Markets, corporate and market news and events, money as culture (as well as a bit about sports culture and pop culture) and Crypto
    • Keep close track of news from Canada and the US and select the most relevant or interesting stories to cover
    • Assign stories to staff writers and freelance writers and edit/rewrite them under a tight deadline
    • Keep ahead of news cycles by planning items for future issues
    • Keep abreast of feedback, ideas and requests across teams including communications team, fact checkers, copy editors, internal financial experts and compliance
    • Keep tabs on world events during off-hours in case stories change before the newsletter goes out
    • Chip in to help edit stories for Wealthsimple Magazine or other editorial projects when needed

We are looking for someone who:

    • Brings 5-10 years of experience writing and editing
    • Has an excellent sense of tone and voice. The newsletter will stand out by its ability to pick the right stories, explain things exceedingly well, and still be entertaining and human and non-boring
    • Has excellent judgement about which news is important and which is skippable
    • Can work well (and calmly) under deadlines
    • Is decisive and works quickly
    • Has good freelance writing contacts
    • Has knowledge of, is motivated and curious to gain knowledge of, the worlds we cover
Please include writing samples with your application.