NerdWallet is seeking an experienced writer forpart-time contract work. The estimated schedule for the engagement would be an average of 25 hours per week from August 2023 – December, 2023.
We’re NerdWallet. And we’re not your typical finance company. We believe that everyone should be able to make financial decisions with confidence. Our team has the knowledge, passion, and skills to make that happen!
Our content team covers the personal finance topics that millions of Americans encounter every day. Readers trust our writers to translate complex concepts into conversational articles that answer the questions our audience asks within a context they can understand.
As a writer, you would spend time researching and understanding consumer pain points and journeys to guide users toward next steps. You will learn and use search optimization best practices to ensure your content ranks and engages users. You will measure your success and build on it.
Research finance topics related to consumer lending and write high-quality articles with a strong consumer-first orientation.
Apply your SEO expertise to each article so that it’s discoverable on search engines and attracts an engaged audience.
Collaborate with editors to ensure your articles are clear and helpful for consumers.
A strong communicator who can empathize with consumers and help them navigate complex financial decisions.
An excellent writer who delivers self-edited, clean copy on deadline.
Excellent at prioritization and handling multiple projects at once.
Resourceful and self-directed, able to tackle anything from story assignments to projects with minimal direction, and you consistently deliver polished work.
Able to provide examples of how you’ve taken initiative and driven positive outcomes
Someone who works with enthusiasm and enjoys learning about new personal finance topics, developing relevant sources and communicating consumer-first advice.
We recognize not everyone will meet all of the criteria. If you meet most of our criteria and you’re excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you!
Journalism or related degree or equivalent professional experience
2+ years of consumer-focused writing with published work
Personal finance expertise, particularly with consumer lending
Please include a cover letter and links to four (4) examples of your work in your application. If you don’t have links to share, you may include four writing samples at the bottom of your cover letter.
The hourly rate for this position is $50/hour
This is a W2 employee
This role will be based in San Francisco, CA or remote (based in the U.S.).
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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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