Writer, Acorns Grow

Posted: 11/15/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


CNBC is partnering with Acorns, the country’s fastest growing financial wellness system, on the importance of educating current and future investors. We are building an editorial and production team to create actionable, relatable and uplifting personal finance and investing content which will inspire and empower everyday Americans to make informed financial decisions.

The writers will be responsible for pitching and writing engaging content aligned with an optimistic target brand voice that informs, educates and inspires readers about trending market news stories and personal finance and investing topics. The ideal candidate will have strong reporting skills, as well as a knack for making complex subjects interesting and relatable.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a short term position with an estimated duration through Summer 2020, unless otherwise amended or terminated as deliverables within this project are completed.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Researching, sourcing, pitching and writing personal finance and investing pieces for digital platforms
  • Delivering written content on deadlines set by Senior Editor
  • Contributing to highly engaging, multi-platform news coverage
  • Special projects as assigned


  • • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent professional experience
    • At least 3 years of news writing experience covering business news, personal finance or investing
    • Working knowledge of financial markets and terminology
    • Ability to break down and explain complex financial topics clearly and concisely for general audience
    • Outstanding communication skills
    • Excellent teamwork skills, strong work ethic and passion
    • Proven ability to report and write accurately and clearly in a fast-paced, deadline-driven news environment
    • Ability to come up with creative concepts and iterate as needed
    • Reliability and efficiency
    • Highly motivated, extremely organized, detail-oriented problem solver
    • Must be willing to work in New York, NY, or Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    • Experience at a digital personal finance or investing destination
    • Passionate about digital storytelling and creatings the best user experience online, with proven experience in a creative environment
    • Curious about the world, sees story ideas everywhere, and excited to share ideas with team

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