Update Writer/Reporter

Consumer Reports, New York, NY, Yonkers, NY, Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization

Salary: At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies and experience. Salary ranges for union positions are determined by collective bargaining agreement with the NewsGuild of New York..

Salary min: $80,000

Salary max: $90,000

Level: Entry Level

Duration: Full-Time

The newly formed Content Updates team ensures that our 2.9 million members and more than 13 million unique visitors to have access to product content that is up-to-date, SEO optimized and inclusive of the latest marketplace trends. (We review over 8500 products and services).

We’re looking for 2 highly motivated writer/reporters eager to learn the ropes of CR and service journalism. Reporting to the Managing Editor, Content Updates, you’ll also collaborate with CR’s product testers and in-house writers and experts from our Home, Tech, Health, Food, Cars, Money and Shopping teams.

Under our CRFlex program, this is a hybrid position that is eligible for remote work.

How You'll Make An Impact:

On a daily basis, you’ll collaborate with our product specialists, test engineers and writers and editors to update and maintain various forms of product content (articles, buying guides, product descriptions and reviews) across multiple product categories in our digital portfolio. You’ll also get the opportunity to build your consumer journalism skills by assisting in the reporting and writing of new product and service stories and, working closely with CR’s search engine optimization (SEO) team to optimize content for search and discovery.

You'll Be Highly Rated for this position if:

  • You have a relevant degree. You have a BS/BA with a major or concentration in journalism.
  • You are data-driven. You understand how to write content based on the principles of Search Engine Optimization.
  • You can break down silos. You are at your most creative when working collaboratively and seeking out diverse perspectives.


About Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match (10%!). Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here:

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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