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ConsumerTrack Personal Finance Writer in Seattle, Washington

ConsumerTrack™ is unique in the digital marketing and media industry - we combine marketing, digital, content and fintech. Our performance based approach increases brand awareness and generates targeted audience engagement on our internal web properties and partner sites.

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Have you always dreamed of seeing your writing featured on a number of major finance and news online publications such as Yahoo, NewsBreak, TIME, AOL, MSN and more? This is your chance!

GOBankingRates.com, a division of ConsumerTrack Inc., has an immediate need for a writer who lives and breathes online media to join our Content Team. This individual will leverage their sincere curiosity about how the economy and personal finance impact everyday life, investigative skills, knowledge of popular culture, reporting abilities, and overall digital know-how to write quick-turn content that feels as useful as it is of the moment, in-depth articles and slideshows, surveys and much, much more. If you get a dopamine rush when something you write goes viral, you’re looking at the perfect opportunity.

We need a stand-out journalist who is as comfortable analyzing data and dissecting complex information as they are writing up lighthearted stories about celebs and politicians and what they can reveal about our financial lives. He/she will work directly with a multitude of expert in-house and contributing writers and editors to publish what the world wants to know and share.

If you’re ambitious, driven, self-motivated, and eager to work in a fun, collaborative environment that is as diverse, adventurous, and open-minded as the content we create, this job is for you!

Responsibilities:

This role is heavily focused on fast-paced content production to achieve growth month over month. The Personal Finance Writer will be expected to:

  • Produce 45+ high-quality stories a month

  • Represent the brand on social platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter

  • Excel at seeking out reputable sources quickly

  • Tell a visual story and be able to quickly source photos to pair with content in production

  • Adapt new content in production to align with changing audience needs and industry trends to achieve monthly growth goals

Requirements

  • BA/BS from a four-year accredited university or college, preferably with a degree in Journalism, Marketing, and/or a similar field – or similar equivalent experience

  • Writing and reporting experience for an online publication is a must — five years is preferred.

  • Full command of grammar and journalistic best practices.

  • Experience using analytics tools to make decisions.

  • You’re an idea generator who can think of new, fresh ways to package content and is used to regularly pitching story ideas.

  • You have great time management and strong organizational and people skills, plus a strong attention to detail

Benefits

What have we done in response to COVID-19? ConsumerTrack is committed to being part of the solution - continuing our business and looking for innovative ways to support our clients, partners, and TEAM virtually. Plus, we’ve reinvented the ways in which we recognize, celebrate, and connect with each other and our purpose to keep our culture strong!

  • Competitive salary with excellent growth opportunity; we pride ourselves in having a team that exudes leadership, high initiative, creativity and passion.

  • Awesome medical, dental and vision plans with heavy employer contribution

  • Paid maternity leave and paternity leave programs

  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays

  • Flex time & option to WFH for the foreseeable future

  • Option to work from an office (if you need to get away!)

  • Company funding for outside classes and conferences to help you improve your skills

  • Contribution to student loan debt payments after the first year of employment

  • 401(k) -- employees can start contributing immediately. After the first year, CTI matches your contribution up to 4% of your salary

  • Weekly fitness and yoga classes

  • Monthly virtual team activities to help you stay connected!

We are an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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