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CNET seeks a how-to writer

June 8, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Red Ventures is looking for a Content Writer to join our CNET How-To team. CNET is a premium source for news and advice, ranging from technology to culture, personal finance, health and more. This role will focus on writing stories that break down and explain complicated public policy news and current events that bubble up to the national spotlight.

The content writer will be responsible for identifying, researching and writing FAQs, explainers and other stories on a variety of topics. Stories will be fact-based and well-sourced, with an apolitical voice, and written for a broad audience. You’ll work within a team of writers, and collaborate closely with writers from other CNET groups.

We’re looking for a motivated, whip-smart writer with newsroom or commensurate experience who can write accurately under deadline pressure, is comfortable contributing as a team player and on an individual basis, and who is passionate about service journalism.

What You’ll Do:

  • Research, pitch and write FAQs, explainers and other news-driven how-to stories on a variety of topics
  • Update stories across the How-To category
  • Help spearhead new initiatives
  • Collaborate with and support How-Tos across CNET’s teams
  • Edit colleagues’ stories as needed

What We’re Looking For:

  • 3+ years professional newsroom or commensurate experience
  • Skilled at writing clear, intelligent copy under deadline
  • Top-notch reporting and sourcing skills
  • Adept at quickly going in-depth on a new topic, while being able to explain complicated concepts in a way that anyone can understand
  • Attentive to detail, analytical, able to connect the dots
  • Adaptable to quickly changing dynamics and an ability to think on your feet
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working independently
  • A team player who can collaborate with and take direction from others
  • SEO savvy and familiarity with AP style strongly preferred

To apply, go here.

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