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Financial Advisor Industry Media Site

Director of Platform & Reader Experience

$90k – $110k
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Kitces.com publishes the leading financial planning industry blog Nerd’s Eye View, producing award-winning commentary on financial planning strategies and practice management trends for financial advisors ranked as the most Influential, Objective, Relevant, and Useful content amongst any online media publication for financial advisors. Our Members Section provides additional white papers, webinars, and the opportunity for financial planning professionals to earn continuing education credits, and we are invited to speak regularly at financial advisor conferences across the US and around the world to present our analysis and insights.

Unlike traditional media sites, though, Kitces.com deliberately generates no revenue from advertising or sponsored content. Instead, we remain solely focused on creating value directly for our readers, strengthening the awareness of and integrity of the Kitces brand, and being compensated both directly (for those who join our Members Section, hire us to speak and consult, or purchase Kitces Research), and through our co-owned financial services solutions for consumers (who may engage with our related financial advisory firms) as well as for financial advisors themselves (for whom we have a number of businesses providing service and technology solutions for advisory firms).

Kitces.com is hiring a Director of Platform & Reader Experience to be responsible for managing the Kitces.com technology platform, and leading efforts to enrich the reader experience on Kitces.com, both to strengthen our brand and value proposition for our core readership, and also to help implement technology tools to assist in shepherding the small subset of readers who may be interested in and the right fit for our Members Section or related consumer or financial advisor business solutions (without detracting from the reader experience for the other 99% who are not interested).

In essence, the Director of Platform & Reader Experience would function as a Product Owner for the Kitces.com platform itself, responsible for the entire platform technology stack, the reader experience it provides, and the way it facilitates engaging reader journeys to our related Education and Research content, and to our related businesses (again without interrupting the reader experience of the rest who aren’t interested).

So if you’re a technology and data nerd with very strong project management and team leadership skills who can’t stand the negative reader experience of websites that are filled with annoying slideshows and interstitial ads, who has always wanted the opportunity to work on a media site where you can truly just focus on actually making it a better experience for the reader (without the distraction of tyrannical advertising and pageview metrics), and have enough of a tech engineering background to be able to strategize about ideal implementation of technology systems to leverage the use of data and further improve reader experience and engagement… then this is the job for you! 😊