Staff Writer, Personal Finance (Remote)

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*** THIS IS A REMOTE, CONTRACT POSITION ***

ConsumerAffairs is a “managed marketplace” for life’s hardest purchases. Our mission is to help consumers make smart buying decisions. We are a diverse team located remotely across the U.S. and internationally.

ABOUT THE JOB:

The Staff Writer, Personal Finance is a vital part of the ConsumerAffairs content team, helping to create and maintain the content library. Main duties include updating existing content and writing new articles, performing independent research and fact-checking data, communicating regularly with the Deputy Editor and/or Managing Editor about improving content and adhering to rigorous SEO and editorial best practices before publishing. The Staff Writer reports to the Managing Editor, Personal Finance and helps ensure the company reaches its publication goals.

This is a remote, full-time contract position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write an average of 5-7 articles per week
  • Meet weekly, monthly and quarterly editorial publication goals
  • Ensure all published content meets company compliance standards
  • Assist with content planning and publishing
  • Coordinate with the research team to ensure data and content are accurate
  • Create social media content (~1-2 posts/day)

(These responsibilities are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as required)

Requirements

Education/Licensure/Certification:

  • Degree in English, Journalism or relevant field or equivalent experience

Experience:

  • 1+ years experience writing personal finance content

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of writing using SEO best practices and AP style
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience following content outlines and briefs
  • Ability to perform research, fact check, and use data reports to write educational content, data-driven news stories, and best of lists
  • Experience creating social media content
  • Exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Follows visual style guidelines
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Experience following an editorial calendar
  • Stands up for decisions, takes responsibility for results and shares both good and bad outcomes transparently

CORE VALUES:

(our daily GRIND)

GENERATE OWNERSHIP

  • Responsibility creates the freedom to quickly deliver value, we make no excuses, and consistently improve results.

RESOLVE THROUGH DATA

  • We make data-driven decisions, think systematically about ROI and resolve complexity to drive results

INVENT WITH GRIT

  • We are intellectually curious, create, take smart risks and grind out results because Fortune Favors the Bold.

NETWORK TO WIN

  • We foster diversity, build trust through collaboration, close the loop, get to the bottom-line and turn debate into action and results.

DELIVER IMPACT DAILY

  • We grind it out deliver important work, are efficient, have a relentless sense of urgency and drive results


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Location: Remote
  • Frequency of travel: Occasional travel may be required for meetings, training and/or conferences
  • Light physical activities and efforts required in working within an office environment

(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities.)

ConsumerAffairs does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.

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An Insider's view of ConsumerAffairs

What's something quirky about your company?

My team encourages a bit of quirkiness by rendering a professional but inviting atmosphere and balance which allows for the desire to collaborate with others and create an inviting, rewarding and self-identifying atmosphere to enhance ongoing and inviting working relationships.

Courtney Donaldson

Paralegal

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

ConsumerAffairs is a remote-first organization. Whether it's a virtual group workout with a personal trainer or a lunch-and-learn to learn about Dia de los Muertos, we are connected. Leadership also makes a conscious effort to host monthly and quarterly update meetings so there is transparency between verticals.

Kirk Coleman

Talent Acquisition Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Working here has taught me to think big and go for what feels impossible because we are far more capable than we give ourselves credit. Nine years in, I'm proud to look back on all I've accomplished, but I'm even more excited about the future!

Jamie Ostroe

Director of Content

What is your vision for the company?

I think ConsumerAffairs has lots of upside potential as a company. It feels good to be part of delivering a really ambitious goal, in a fast changing environment, because when we get to the next level the gratification that will come makes it all worth it. It's a challenge worth taking on, so that's what motivates me to do what I'm doing every day,

Brian Owens

Head of SEO

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In general - we run on Tulsa hours and it allows for most of us to have time in our day to focus on family and personal needs. i'm also pretty diligent about checking in with my team to see how they're doing and pushing them to take extra time-off breaks when and where it's needed or appropriate.

Jen Snow

Director, User Experience

What are ConsumerAffairs Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

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