CNET seeks a personal finance writer
CNET is looking for a versatile writer who can help readers navigate some of life’s most consequential financial decisions — from shopping for a mortgage to applying for a student loan to filing taxes. Are you the go-to resource for friends and family when they’re mulling a big financial decision? Are you interested in the nexus between technology and personal finance? Can you write about complicated financial subjects in a straightforward, engaging way? CNET is looking for a contributor to write critically about personal finance products and services — and you could be the perfect fit.
CNET is among the most highly-trafficked and trusted names online — and the personal finance team’s mission is to give readers honest, independent and trustworthy advice on a range of topics from banking to insurance to buying a home.
In this full-time role, you will write best lists, interview experts and scrutinize financial products and services including mortgages, credit cards and auto insurance. A significant part of the job will include maintaining existing content and making sure that CNET’s product reviews and best lists are accurate and up-to-date — a considerable challenge given the speed and changeability of products and services in these markets.
What You’ll Do:
- Writing straightforward, approachable copy that demystifies complicated financial topics
- Providing compelling buying advice based on research and data-driven analysis
- Seeking out and interviewing experts in the field
- Developing, maintaining and optimizing best lists on a regular basis
- Contributing to podcasts and videos on a range of financial subjects
What We’re Looking For:
- Topnotch writing skills and the ability to bring your individual voice to content
- Capacity to approach financial products and services with a critical eye and an understanding of the business models underlying them
- Commitment to helping readers understand financial products and services — and identify which of them are the best for their particular needs
- At least 3 years of experience reviewing consumer products or services for an online publication, ideally those focused on financial services
- Capacity for working independently and with minimal direction; you can take a rough assignment spec and figure out what needs to be covered
- Experience optimizing content for SEO
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
To apply, go here.