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Employment Opportunities in Bankrate, Inc.

Market Analyst

This entry-level position is responsible for gathering personal financial rates and data via telephone, internet, email, and/or fax. This data populates our website and appears in hundreds of print publications nationwide. We are looking for a detail-oriented individual who is comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Qualifications/Required Skills

  • Accuracy and attention to detail required
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment as part of a team
  • Outgoing, friendly personality, comfortable in being in a high profile environment
  • Good clear speaking voice, enjoy being on the telephone for extended periods of time
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Banking background preferred, basic understanding of financial products required
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • College degree preferred
  • Local candidates only

Please send resume to resume@bankrate.com.

Director Ad Operations

The primary responsibility of this Ad Ops position is to manage ad campaigns and assist the sales team in achieving the company's financial and sales goals.

To be successful in this position, an individual must develop a deep understanding of our website and be comfortable working with data sets and technology in order to proactively identify campaign issues and recommend optimization strategies and best practices.

This role requires creative troubleshooting, comfort with reporting technologies, and the ability to clearly communicate campaign recommendations. The Ad Ops position will be responsible for working closely with the Ad Ops and Sales team.

This position can be in our NYC or Palm Beach Gardens, FL office.

Responsibilities

  • Promote efficient workflow and best practices
  • Develop campaign management strategies that are aligned with business priorities, client strategies, timelines and goals
  • Combine data analysis and client feedback to configure, operate and optimize campaigns to meet client objectives
  • Oversee set-up, including testing methodologies, reporting requirements, and optimization requirements, for ensuring full impact and efficiency of each campaign
  • Lead the monitoring and reporting of campaign performance and proactively communicate any issues to internal team
  • Use data and analytics to help develop actionable media improvement recommendations to internal teams to maximize campaign success
  • Serve as the technology expert and assist in training whenever required.
  • Optimizing Ad Campaigns
  • Reviewing sales proposals for digital ad inventory accuracy and potential challenges, managing daily inventory requests from Sales
  • Utilizing order management & reporting systems, providing recommendations to Sales questions
  • Creation of custom campaign performance reports
  • Reviewing web analytic data to identify trends
  • Providing periodic operational reports, including ad traffic, sales, ad and cpc revenue, co-brand partner views/visit and clicks
  • Extensive interaction with the sales team, sales support team and accounting departments
  • Liaising with editorial to ensure campaign fulfillments
  • Playing a key role in all inventory management, inventory forecasting and optimization efforts
  • Analyzing current and historical ad delivery and site traffic trends to forecast future inventory availability, utilizing advanced statistical modeling
  • Developing insightful quantitative analysis, reporting and predictive models to support well-informed decision making regarding pricing, inventory and yield management
  • Proactively monitoring & reporting on inventory utilization to identify actionable intelligence to increase yield.
  • Provide recommendations for inventory alternatives when desired inventory is sold out
  • Manage Ad Ops role within all corporate projects
  • Provide all ad serving data and ad serving revenue reports for SAP.

Requirements

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent and experience within Ad Ops including monitoring and managing the delivery of campaigns, managing ad inventory, and working on ad serving systems.
  • Knowledge of Ad Operations as well as Open AdStream or other ad serving platforms
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology platforms
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to draw conclusions based on data
  • Ability to investigate, analyze & solve problems, and clearly communicate results
  • Expert experience in Excel including pivot tables, chart-making, and manipulation of large data sets
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ideally comfortable in a consultative, client-facing environment
  • Enthusiasm for working in a fast paced environment
  • Local candidates only (NYC or South Florida)

Please send your resume and salary requirement to resume@bankrate.com.

Telesales Executive

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Reports to: Vice President - East Coast Sales

Bankrate operates a network of personal finance related web sites for consumers, with the core site being Bankrate.com. Our sites provide high-quality information and services using a variety of advertising and monetization methods. We serve advertisers by providing highly qualified and targeted in-market consumers.

As a Telesales Executive for Bankrate.com, you will prospect and develop relationships with clients in order to grow our ad revenues for our cost-per-click rate tables and display advertising. The advertising base is in large part mortgage and banking institutions, with some insurance, credit card lenders, as well as automotive. The successful candidate for this important role must possess a blend of business and online savvy and a track record of success in online sales.

Responsibilities

  • Aggressively build sales pipeline via cold calling quality lists covering assigned territories
  • Meet or exceed monthly/quarterly/annual sales goals.
  • Review progress and discuss strategy with VP on a regular basis.

Experience & Attributes

  • 1 year of relevant experience in inside sales. Financial Services experience preferred; understanding of mortgage industry a plus.
  • Ability to reach decision maker and influencers at large and small financial institutions and lenders.
  • BA/BS required.
  • Articulate, well organized, self-motivated team player who enjoys relationship selling.

Please send your resume and salary requirement to resume@bankrate.com.

Senior Manager of Content Marketing

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL or Manhattan, NY office

Bankrate is seeking a Senior Manager of Content Marketing to steer our content marketing program through content creation, distribution, promotion and amplification. We're looking for someone who is strategic, but also likes to roll up his or her sleeves and execute. The Senior Manager of Content Marketing will be hands-on, working closely with the Editorial, Design, SEO, Social, Multimedia, and other teams to set our strategy as well as participate in tactical execution -- all with the end goal of producing outstanding content that is highly sharable, brings visitors to the website, and ultimately drives incremental revenue. We're looking for an experienced content marketer with a swath of demonstrable expertise and success in the following areas: content strategy, content creation/writing, distribution/promotion, organic traffic generation, and lead generation, with a mind for quantitative measurement of content success. This position can be in our Palm Beach Gardens, FL or Manhattan, NY office. (Local candidates only.)

The ideal candidate

  • Managed a content marketing budget and is comfortable proving ROI through analytics.
  • Takes a no-holds barred approach to content success: the content produced is designed to capture leads and prospects and help move them through the funnel toward revenue generation.
  • Frequents the major content marketing publications; has limitless imagination for doing what hasn't been done before.
  • Very hands-on, rolls up his/her sleeves; comfortable copy-editing, and optimizing content for SEO as well as seeing the content that's been produced all the way through the distribution and amplification phase.
  • Has experience finding, managing and rallying a crew of freelancers who can go forth and create impactful content and can ensure a high standard of output.
  • Has great collaboration skills; will work with closely with engineers, designers, copywriters, non-technical marketers, and other teams throughout the company, such as our PR team and our consumer SEO team.

Key Job Functions

  • Create new, innovative, differentiated content and features that drive virility; attract visitors to the website through content creation and sharing, community management, and other organic channels. Define what content needs to be created, for which audiences, when, how often and via which channels.
  • Drive a successful content marketing strategy that includes: content planning, messaging and branding, content creation, curation, delivery, and amplification. This includes building and promoting content across multiple platforms/formats to drive awareness, engagement, leads, retention and positive customer behavior.
  • Build a strategic plan to leverage existing and original content, as well as spearhead new content development, to reach and pull qualified traffic to Bankrate.com, as well as to build links.
  • Work closely with Social Media, PR, SEO, and other teams to effectively and efficiently leverage all unpaid opportunities, including Facebook and other social channels, content tactics (paid and unpaid), video content, on all available channels, to drive sign up, acquisition, sharing/referrals.
  • Establish strong direct relationship with top bloggers and influencers, continuously inspiring and engaging them with communication to stimulate proactive postings/endorsements.
  • Report on channel results and performance in a manner that is relevant, meaningful, actionable and understandable. Analyze ROI by capturing content marketing campaign performance metrics.
  • Define, test and evaluate growth initiatives. Identify and test creative ways to grow followers, visitors, and improve overall engagement with our organic channels.
  • Serve as the company thought leader, champion and evangelist for content marketing; educate and drive support from all areas.
  • Seek out content partnership opportunities and build strong links to Bankrate.com via white hat methods.

Qualifications

  • Expert in all things related to content and channel optimization and promotion.
  • Comfortable with both qualitative and quantitative aspects of marketing, combining a highly analytical mind with strong brand and product instincts.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in identifying, prospecting, and continuously motivating bloggers to work on behalf of the business.
  • Strong track record in achieving and exceeding performance metrics, in driving posts, likes, sharing, sign ups, new customer acquisition , and social sharing by customers.
  • Highly creative and excellent communication skills; understand that content is a means to achieve business results (i.e. strong commercial orientation in content creation).
  • Deep understanding of content marketing from concept to execution; understands how to guide teams to create content that starts conversations in social.
  • Ability to look across organization and make thoughtful recommendations about what content goes where and when.
  • Entrepreneurial, strategic but can execute and get things done. Specifically, you should be able to create content and analyze its outcomes.
  • A background in and understanding of the web, digital marketing, and product marketing is desirable.
  • A motivated, self-starter with a keen interest in and aptitude for finding great content from all over the world.
  • Compelling communicator who effortlessly blends strategy with execution.
  • Formal, informal and practical training in how to tell a story using words, images, video, and an understanding of how to create content that draws an audience, much like that of journalist.
  • Project management skills to manage content schedules and deadlines within ongoing and new campaigns.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; thrives in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment.

Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Analytics or related communications field.
  • 4+ years of experience in multichannel content creation (experience with keyword SEO driven blog articles and web content a must).
  • Solid track record for creating compelling messages for different verticals and target demographics.
  • Content experience is a must.
  • Solid analytic abilities to support a strong results orientation.
  • An expert in grammar, messaging, writing, and style.
  • Agency experience a plus.

Please send your resume and salary requirement to resume@bankrate.com.

Banking Reporter/Analyst

Bankrate.com is seeking an experienced personal finance reporter to cover consumer banking for its website. The position can be in Chicago, Washington DC, New York City or North Palm Beach Florida. The reporter must have experience writing for consumers and must clearly understand and closely follow the banking industry, consumer banking products and the regulations that impact the industry. The ideal candidate thinks beyond the news, homing in on how the news and trends will affect consumers.

The banking beat encompasses topics such as checking and savings accounts, debit and check cards, CDs and money market accounts.. The ideal candidate will be a first-class journalist with excellent reporting and writing skills, have experience writing for web and mobile-web audiences, will be active in social media and have knowledge of SEO. The candidate will have experience as a media spokesperson.

We expect the reporter to develop story ideas and write content, respond quickly to events in the marketplace, understand how that news affects consumers, have an established group of sources, be familiar with personal finance issues and to represent Bankrate as a banking analyst to other media.

Responsibilities

  • Actively follow the banking industry and cultivate relationships and sources.
  • Identify and write consumer banking content in story form, blog form and other mediums for the website and mobile-web.
  • Continuously identify new trends.
  • Be engaged in social media, staying current with trends in social media as it relates to producing content.
  • Collaborate with other teams to identify interactive story-telling formats.
  • Understand SEO value and employ best practices for SEO.
  • Represent Bankrate as a spokesperson to other media.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years digital media/online reporting experience.
  • Knowledgeable of banking industry.
  • Thorough understanding of personal finance.
  • 3-5 years' experience as a reporter/writer.
  • Strong knowledge of AP style.
  • Experience with basic HTML and web-based CMS.
  • College degree preferably in journalism or business.

Please send your resume and salary requirement to resume@bankrate.com.

Senior Analyst, Procurement

A leading, publicly traded, online media company is seeking to add a Senior Analyst, Procurement based out of New York City. The focus of this role will be the research, identification, analysis, negotiation, consolidation and procurement of products and services across the Company's various businesses.

Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the procurement strategy and process
  • Act as a subject matter expert in the field of IT & market data sourcing
  • Manage vendor RFP processes
  • Contract management and negotiations
  • Contract administration
  • Vendor–relationship/management
  • Work with department managers in identifying and vetting potential vendors as well as sources for products and services
  • Operational and Capital Budget development and management
  • Work with FP&A team, department managers and Accounting department regarding budget variances. Assist in the reforecasting processes to assist in properly accruing for contractual, variable and non-recurring expenses
  • Work closely with the legal team to draft contracts
  • Special projects as directed by the Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of sourcing and vendor management, procurement, and purchasing experience
  • Specific sourcing experience with software, hardware, services (technology, investment operations), market data
  • Knowledge and experience with various outsourcing and service offerings, pricing, and delivery structures
  • Knowledge and experience with enterprise license agreements and software license alternatives
  • Bachelor's degree in IT, finance, accounting, or similar
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills, with a proven capability to make contributions to teams and initiatives
  • Self-starter, able to manage multiple projects and succeed in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with minimal direction
  • Formal training or significant experience managing complex engagements. PMI, ITIL/COBIT or Six Sigma training/certification a plus. C.P.M. or CPSM certification a plus
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Knowledge of SAP BPC tool a plus

Please send your resume and salary requirement to resume@bankrate.com.

Data Scientist

Based out of our New York City office, this position will play a crucial role in transforming our data assets into actionable insights that can have direct impact on the company's operations. The Data Scientist will gain experience working with real-world datasets and latest big data technologies, as well as research and apply a wide variety of advanced techniques, such as learning algorithms, clustering, sparse data techniques, as appropriate, to efficiently improve site operation, engagement, and monetization.

What we are looking for

  • MS/PhD degree in hard sciences (Statistics/Math, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics)
  • Solid fundamentals on machine learning, predictive modeling and statistical techniques
  • Fluent in Python / R with ability to learn new programming languages quickly
  • Experience with Hadoop related technologies (MapReduce, Pig, Hive, Storm, Spark)
  • Experience with SQL and noSQL databases
  • Experience with large datasets
  • Strong analytical and communication (presentation and writing) skills

Please send your resume and salary requirement to resume@bankrate.com.

Corporate Financial Reporting Manager

Bankrate, Inc. is looking to hire a Corporate Financial Reporting Manager, based out of our New York City Office.

Experience/Qualifications

  • CPA with public and private experience, minimum 8 to 10 years.
  • Experience in a public company
  • SEC reporting experience in preparing10-K/10-Q and related footnotes.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge and thorough understanding with requirements of SEC filings as will be expected to pull information for all footnotes, disclosures and MD&A.
  • Experience in preparation and reviewof consolidating financial statements (BS, IS and CF) and closing and eliminating entries.
  • Experience in analyzing and reviewing key account reconciliations and J/Es at the division level and propose adjustments/recommendations.
  • Strong understanding of GAAP.
  • Ability to identify areas of concern and possess initiative to research proper accounting and propose resolution.
  • Segment reporting preferred, but not necessary.
  • Previous experience in day to day accounting roles within an organization.
  • Superb attention to detail as well as the big picture.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize competing tasks and responsibilities.
  • Proficient in excel worksheets and versed in other financial platforms.
  • Proactive, self-driven,focused and effective communicator within all levelsof the organization and across divisions; both verbal and written.
  • Strong ability to exercise independent direction and judgement.

Please send resume to resume@bankrate.com.

Account Executive

Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Vice President - East Coast Sales

As a Account Executive for Bankrate.com, you will prospect and develop relationships with clients in order to grow our ad revenues for our cost-per-click rate tables and display advertising.  The advertising base is in large part mortgage and banking institutions, with some insurance, credit card lenders, as well as automotive. The successful candidate for this important role must possess a blend of business and online savvy and a track record of success in online sales.

Responsibilities

  • Aggressively build sales pipeline via cold calling quality lists covering assigned territories
  • Meet or exceed monthly/quarterly/annual sales goals.
  • Review progress and discuss strategy with VP on a regular basis.

Experience & Attributes

  • 1 year of relevant experience in inside sales.  Financial Services experience preferred; understanding of mortgage industry a plus.
  • Ability to reach decision maker and influencers at large and small financial institutions and lenders.
  • BA/BS required.
  • Articulate, well organized, self-motivated team player who enjoys relationship selling.

Please send resume to resume@bankrate.com.

Senior Web Designer

The Bankrate.com team is looking for a talented Senior Web Designer with UI experience. The ideal candidate has a keen visual eye and possesses advanced design, brand development and UI expertise.

The candidate must have strong communication and presentation skills to work within a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. The Senior Web Designer will work closely with the entire design & development team. As a member of our creative team, you'll participate in all aspects of the creative process including initial conception.

This is a temp to perm position and it is located in either our Palm Beach Gardens, Fl office or New York City headquarters.

An online portfolio that showcases your own UI is required to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in meetings, understanding Product Management's needs and working to present wireframes, logos, color schemes, and images that effectively communicate their business objectives.
  • Create graphics, icons, site designs, new page templates, logos, banners and user interfaces.
  • Create prototype user experiences and annotated wireframes.
  • Develop pixel perfect Photoshop comps.
  • Create and maintain site-wide style guides.
  • Adjust and modernize designs maintaining consistency with branding and organizational goals.
  • Attend weekly design meetings.

Job Requirements/Skills

  • Excellent understanding of UI/UX principles.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Web interactivity and the fundamentals of information architecture.
  • Outstanding attention to detail, creative thinker, strong visual and user focused design.
  • Experienced with designing simple and intuitive web and mobile web user interfaces.
  • Advanced level proficiency in the latest design development tools (i.e., Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, or similar interactive tools).
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS and cross-browser support.
  • Knowledge of HTML5 a major plus.
  • Understanding of SEO concepts and their implementation
  • Solid understanding of web standards and accessibility
  • Highly organized with excellent time/work management ability. Self-motivated, organized and accountable.
  • Experienced with responsive design highly desired

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5+ years of professional experience in web page design, graphic content design, and concept development. Preferably with at least 2 years as a Senior Web Designer.
  • Bachelor's Degree

Please send resume to resume@bankrate.com.

Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager is a key role within the Bankrate organization. Responsible for integrated marketing initiatives to build awareness, drive revenue, and provide sales support for Bankrate.com products, this is a dynamic position with a variety of responsibilities and functions.

Duties include but aren't limited to: big idea generation, presentation/proposal writing, research/analytics, event execution and vendor/partner evaluation. This role requires a "big-picture" perspective with the ability to understand the business and our department's strategic objectives.

The manager will work with cross-functional teams including Sales, Ad Ops, Production/Design, PR, Analytics, Product Management, Editorial and Finance. The manager reports to the VP, Marketing.

Responsibilities

  • Idea Generation and Program Development: Collaborate with sales and marketing colleagues to develop integrated opportunities across digital, mobile and social to maximize advertising revenue
  • Category Development: Contribute ideas in the development of category-specific strategies including competitive landscape/sales opportunities
  • Research: Support sales and management requests using marketing research services/tools such as comScore Media Metrix, @Plan, AdRelevance, eMarketer, Forrester Research, etc.
  • Marketing Materials: write and develop marketing materials including; rfp responses, general presentations, client-specific proposals and sales collateral pieces
  • Events: Plan, manage and coordinate and/or assist in large-scale company events and industry trade shows
  • Communication: Help to disseminate key marketing data on a weekly or monthly basis to the sales team and various individuals within the company

Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of digital, mobile and social media
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A confident, driven, self-starter who is able to work independently, will proactively seek direction, and has the ability to "think on your feet"
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Comfort in managing internal and external communication and negotiations
  • Superb organizational and time management skills
  • A diplomatic personality able to manage multiple personality types and challenges gracefully
  • Ability to spot, "red flag" and propose solutions for issues as they arise
  • 3+ years marketing or advertising agency experience (digital preferred, but not required)
  • BA/BS required

Please send resume to resume@bankrate.com.

Credit & Identity Protection Editor

Location: New York, NY or Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Reports to: Managing Editor

Bankrate.com is seeking a digital editor to advance and manage the credit and ID protection coverage for the site. The ideal candidate has experience working for a digital media site and is familiar with the credit card industry, how ID theft can affect a consumer's financial situation and is knowledgeable about credit scores and credit reports.

The editor will identify, assign and edit content for a consumer audience. Must have experience in a variety of digital story-telling formats for mobile, tablet and desktop. Must have experience in guiding reporters on writing stories consistent with the in-depth, award-winning, high-quality nature of the Bankrate Editorial brand.

Responsibilities

  • Follow trends and news in the identity protection and credit industries.
  • Collaborate with team to develop new content ideas, interactives and data projects for mobile, tablet and desktop.
  • Manage an experienced staff reporter, cultivate freelancers.
  • Write viral headlines.
  • Optimize content for myBankrate users.
  • Participate in social media, implementing social media best practices.
  • Suggest graphical elements for each piece of content.
  • Shepherd content from creation through publish to the site.
  • Optimize content using SEO best practices.
  • Ideate content packages, as well as stories and blogs.
  • Occasional writing of blogs or rewriting of stories.
  • Using past successes to plan future assignments.

Requirements

  • Talented writer and editor, capable of turning copy quickly, writing viral headlines and working gracefully under tight deadlines.
  • Strong financial skills. Comfortable with data and digging in databases.
  • Has experience working with freelance writers, assigning and editing articles to ensure that they meet high quality standards and editorial vision.
  • Willing to experiment with a variety of Web content formats, without sacrificing quality, to determine what resonates with a target audience.
  • Ability to program and optimize content for SEO.
  • Working knowledge of data for use in editorial projects, as well as analytics tools for gauging success.
  • Experience with publishing programs such as Wordpress.

Please send resume to resume@bankrate.com.

About Bankrate
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages, deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement, automobile loans, and taxes. The Bankrate network includes Bankrate.com, our flagship website, and other owned and operated personal finance websites, including CreditCards.com, Interest.com, Bankaholic.com, Mortgage-calc.com, CreditCardGuide.com, Nationwide Card Services, InsuranceQuotes.com, CarInsuranceQuotes.com, InsureMe, Bankrate.com.cn, CreditCards.ca, NetQuote.com, and CD.com. Bankrate aggregates rate information from over 4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage of nearly 600 local markets in all 50 U.S. states, Bankrate generates over 172,000 distinct rate tables capturing on average over three million pieces of information daily. Bankrate develops and provides web services to over 80 co-branded websites with online partners, including some of the most trusted and frequently visited personal finance sites on the Internet such as Yahoo!, AOL, CNBC, and Bloomberg. In addition, Bankrate licenses editorial content to over 500 newspapers on a daily basis including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.