Staff Writer

Consumeraffairs Chicago , IL

Posted 1 week ago

THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION

ConsumerAffairs is a managed marketplace for lifes hardest purchases. Our mission is to help consumers make smart buying decisions in a moment of need.

Every month millions of consumers turn to ConsumerAffairs for help with their considered (often emotional), need-based purchases and we connect hundreds of thousands of them directly to brands. These brands use our SaaS tools to manage their reviews, their presence on ConsumerAffairs, communicate with consumers and generate revenue.

We are a diverse team located remotely across the U.S. and internationally. We are fast-paced and GRIND-ing out our core values: Generate Ownership, Resolve Through Data, Invent with Grit, Network to Win and Deliver Impact Daily.

ABOUT THE JOB:

The staff writer works as part of the ConsumerAffairs editorial team to produce buying guides and articles that help millions of consumers make confident decisions every day. The staff writer is responsible for researching and writing content across a variety of industries and topics covered on ConsumerAffairs.com.

Your typical day-to-day will involve diving deep into industry research, interviewing experts and understanding what makes consumers tick. Youll collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to deliver highly-engaging content that draws in the right audience and inspires readers to take action. Subject matter expertise is nice but not required for the role subject matters you may cover include home financing, company profiles, product reviews, auto warranties, and a range of financial products.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write an average of 3-5 articles per week
  • Fact-check and properly source all work prior to publication
  • Interpret keyword research from our SEO team to create article outlines and write content that not only delivers great content for readers but is also optimized for SEO
  • Work with editorial team to update content throughout the year
  • Make complex topics easy to understand so writers and editors can deliver high-quality articles
  • Identify consumers needs and recommend new topics
  • Collaborate with editors and SEO to ensure content meets editorial standards
  • Meet deadlines set by managing editor

(These responsibilities are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required)

Requirements

Education/Licensure/Certification:

  • Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Marketing, English or relevant field or equivalent experience

Experience:

  • Proven work experience as a content creator, writer, copywriter or similar role
  • Portfolio of published work
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise is preferred but not required for the role subject matters you may cover include home financing, company profiles, product reviews, auto warranties, and a range of financial products.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Familiarity with SEO
  • Strong understanding of AP style
  • Open to feedback and a team player
  • General understanding of content marketing best practices
  • Stands up for decisions, takes responsibility for results, and shares both good and bad outcomes transparently
  • Demonstrates a relentless focus on results with a commitment to deliver
  • Takes decisive action and confidently changes course if unsuccessful
  • Displays a growth mindset to continually improve
  • Encourages everyone around them to be tenacious and never settle
  • Constantly seeks feedback to improve
  • Focused on solving issues
  • Acts with urgency
  • Delivers top results in hours and days instead of weeks and months
  • Relentless in their pursuit of success
  • Possesses the willpower to embrace challenges as opportunities

CORE VALUES:

(our daily GRIND)

GENERATE OWNERSHIP

  • Responsibility creates the freedom to quickly deliver value, we make no excuses, and consistently improve results.

RESOLVE THROUGH DATA

  • We make data-driven decisions, think systematically about ROI and resolve complexity to drive results

INVENT WITH GRIT

  • We are intellectually curious, create, take smart risks and grind out results because Fortune Favors the Bold.

NETWORK TO WIN

  • We foster diversity, build trust through collaboration, close the loop, get to the bottom-line and turn debate into action and results.

DELIVER IMPACT DAILY

  • We grind it out deliver important work, are efficient, have a relentless sense of urgency and drive results

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Location:Remote
  • Frequency of travel: Occasional travel may be required for meetings, training and/or conferences.
  • Light physical activities and efforts required when working within an office environment.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities.)

ConsumerAffairs does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other reason prohibited by law.

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Work From Home
  • Free Food & Snacks
  • Stock Option Plan
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