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News Editor (Contract), The Balance

Dotdash, Working from home

Dotdash brands help people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired.

Salary: Pay per article

Level: experienced

Duration: contract


About Your Role

As a news reporter, you will help consumers make sense of the latest developments in the world of personal finance. At the Balance, a Dotdash publication, we help readers understand how the news affects their lives and advise them on what they should do about it. News reporters will reinforce The Balance brand as a pillar of service journalism and should have a solid background in one or more of the following coverage areas: the economy, 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.

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
  • Financial credentials/background (e.g. MBA, CPA, CFA, CFP)

About Us:

Dotdash brands help people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We reach over 100 million people each month, more than 35% of the U.S. online population, according to comScore, and are one of the largest content publishers on the Internet. Dotdash brands collectively have won more than 50 industry awards in the last year alone, and are among the fastest-growing in their categories. Our brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Spruce, The Balance, Byrdie, MyDomaine, Brides, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, Treehugger and ThoughtCo.

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Dotdash embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. 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.

About Dotdash

Dotdash brands help people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We reach over 100 million people each month, more than 35% of the U.S. online population, according to comScore, and are one of the largest content publishers on the Internet. Dotdash brands collectively have won more than 50 industry awards in the last year alone, and are among the fastest-growing in their categories. Our brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Spruce, The Balance, Byrdie, MyDomaine, Brides, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, Treehugger and ThoughtCo.

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