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Financial News Reporter, The Balance

Dotdash Meredith, Remote, Work from USA

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Salary: Pay per article

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Freelance


About Your Role:

As a financial news reporter, you will help consumers make sense of the latest developments in the world of personal finance, explaining not just what’s happening but how it affects their lives. You should have a solid background in one or more of the following coverage areas: the economy, public policy, regulation, credit cards, mortgages, taxes, investing, retirement, insurance and financial planning. This is a contract role with potential for extension and can be considered for part-time or full-time.

Every day, hundreds of thousands of people rely on The Balance to make financial decisions. They are consumers, savers, entrepreneurs, investors, students, retirees, and professionals—anyone looking to improve their financial livelihood. You will help ensure we publish the most informative, accurate, and transparent information about financial products, legislation, regulatory changes, economic indicators, and trends in the financial markets, reinforcing The Balance brand as a pillar of service journalism.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of personal finance topics, and a strong editorial background, preferably in news.

About Your Contributions:

In this role, you will:

  • Write well-sourced, thorough and informative articles that engage our readers
  • Have and develop a deep bench of sources that provide context and perspective to your coverage
  • Be driven by a constant curiosity to get more and better answers
  • Have a strong command of your beat and a willingness to learn more
  • Meet regular deadlines, often daily, to produce top-notch content quickly
  • Help the news editorial team set the daily agenda

About You:

You should have:

  • At least three years writing or reporting for a digital publisher or news outlet, preferably covering a personal finance beat
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask
  • Strong editorial judgement
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment and help make people smarter in their financial lives
  • Availability part-time or full-time
  • The ability to work remotely

It’s preferred if you have:

  • News experience

About Us:

Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living.

Dotdash Meredith embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Please be aware of fraudulent recruiters offering opportunities at Dotdash Meredith. Note that any correspondence with a member of the Dotdash Meredith recruiting team will come from a @dotdash.com or a notification@jobvite.com account belonging to a Dotdash Meredith Recruiter. If you are in conversations about a job opportunity and wish to confirm its validity, please reach out directly to security@dotdash.com.

About Dotdash Meredith

Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living.

Dotdash Meredith embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Please be aware of fraudulent recruiters offering opportunities at Dotdash Meredith. Note that any correspondence with a member of the Dotdash Meredith recruiting team will come from a @dotdash.com or a notification@jobvite.com account belonging to a Dotdash Meredith Recruiter. If you are in conversations about a job opportunity and wish to confirm its validity, please reach out directly to security@dotdash.com.

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