Jess Feldman Title: Associate Editor, Special Projects Education: Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park Location: New York City Expertise: Budgeting, Investing, SEO, Social Media Serves as the associate editor on the special projects team for The Balance, who first joined the team as an evergreen-focused assistant editor in 2020Has over five years of experience in the digital media landscape as a writer and editor, covering everything from budgeting and investing to up-and-coming fashion designersIs experienced in content creation and strategy curated for social media and email campaignsHolds a bachelor's in journalism from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland Experience Jess Feldman has been writing and editing for over five years, and currently focuses on financial topics. As an associate editor on the special projects team, she writes, edits, and develops tentpole brand projects across a variety of platforms. Since joining the financial space, she's developed an interest in finding ways to make the complex topic of finance relatable to younger generations, specifically via TikTok.Jess's digital media experience includes practicing storytelling, content creation, and editing in all its forms, covering a variety of subjects. She began her career in the traditional magazine industry, writing and editing for city-regional publications before pivoting and taking on roles in the marketing and social media space. Upon graduating from one of the top-10 journalism schools in the country, Jess joined Northern Virginia Magazine where she wrote and edited for both print and digital mediums, ran social media campaigns, and served as the resident lifestyle writer for a year and a half. Her work has been published by The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and USA Today. She joined The Balance in 2020.Jess grew up just outside of Boston and now resides in the East Village of Manhattan. When she's not editing personal finance content, you'll find her reading the latest pop culture news, watching recently released films, or talking about Boston sports. Education Jess has a degree journalism from the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, one of the top-10 journalism schools in the country. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.