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NerdWallet seeks credit card reporter

April 18, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

NerdWalletNerdWallet is looking for a great writer with an entrepreneurial mindset to report on credit cards from a consumer-first perspective. You have ideas and subject-area expertise to contribute. You want to do more than earn a living. You want to help build a business. You’re highly comfortable with change and taking constructive criticism. You’re a strong writer who wants to keep improving.

That’s what it takes to thrive at NerdWallet. We’ve been around since 2009, helping consumers make smart financial decisions. We cover consumer finance — credit cards, of course, but also banking, insurance, investing, mortgages, personal loans, shopping, small business, student loans, you name it.

We have a content team of 90+ and we’re growing.

Our staff writers and editors have worked at outlets such as ABC, Bloomberg, CNN, Dow Jones, ESPN, the LA Times, MarketWatch, MSN, MSN Money, Reuters, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. We also have staff writers who spent years as successful freelancers. What we have in common: We take initiative. We think strategically. We problem solve effectively. We’re adaptable. We’re highly collaborative.

Where you can make an impact:

  • Generate consumer-focused story ideas around credit cards
  • Write high-quality stories with reasonable deadlines
  • Help build our business

You offer:

  • Knowledge of the credit card space, including the options available for consumers and strategies for choosing the right products
  • Flexibility and high comfort with change. (We’re a successful startup that will continue to grow and innovate aggressively.)
  • A strong work ethic
  • A strong command of language
  • Attention to details
  • The ability to work well on your own, as well as in a team setting
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Strong work in writing about personal finance and credit cards. Our work involves understanding complex topics and explaining them conversationally. Please include links to your work samples along with your cover letter and resume.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employee and their dependents
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous, flexible vacation
  • Catered lunches daily, free dinner, and a kitchen stocked full of snacks
  • Commuter, gym and cell phone stipend
  • Company happy hours, social events and outings

To apply, go here.

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