Writer (Personal Finance)

San Francisco, California

Date Posted January 28, 2021
Industry Financial Services
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://www.nerdwallet.com/

Description:

*Based in San Francisco, CA or Remote (Based in the U.S.)*

NerdWallet is looking for a writer to cover the personal finance choices that millions of Americans grapple with every day. Successful candidates must be able to translate complex topics into conversational articles that frame the answers our audience seeks with the context it deserves.

Our content team is 80+ people strong and growing. Topics we cover include loans, investing, credit cards, insurance, banking and consumer spending.

Writing compelling and significant stories would be only part of your job. Ultimately you would own a corner of the NerdWallet website with the goal of creating the internet’s best answers for the topics you cover. 

You would spend a significant amount of time researching and refining the advice that NerdWallet provides, then dig even deeper into consumer pain points to figure out the best next steps. You would learn and use the best practices for search optimization to ensure that those who needed help could easily find it. You would find ways to measure your success and build on it.

A typical day could include not only writing but also gathering data for product ratings, building a case for a new coverage area, testing a calculator, editing a colleague’s work or pitching in on a presentation for the content team.

Please include links to four examples of your work in your application.

How you can make an impact:

You are:

That's what it takes to thrive at NerdWallet, which has been helping consumers make smart financial decisions since 2009. Our content team includes writers and editors with experience at Bloomberg, Dow Jones, the Los Angeles Times, MSN, Reuters, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. We also have staff writers who have spent years as successful freelancers or in fields outside journalism.

What we have in common: We take initiative. We think strategically. We problem solve effectively. We're flexible. We're highly collaborative.

What we offer:

Work hard, stay balanced (Life’s a series of balancing acts, eh?)

Have some fun! (Nerds are fun, too)

Lifestyle (Be your best self - we’ll take care of the details)

Plan for your future (And when you retire on your island, remember the little people)

NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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