Application Deadline: n/a

Job Description

ZDNet is seeking a full-time Staff Writer who will write, edit and publish content about personal finance, blockchain and cryptocurrency. The role demands a person with attention to detail, a passion for the written word, and a sincere curiosity about finance, technology and innovation.

What You’ll Do

  • Write and publish daily stories under deadline
  • Write approachable copy that demystifies complex financial topics
  • Provide compelling financial advice based on research and data-driven analysis
  • Interview experts in the field, develop excellent sources in the finance and blockchain industries
  • Develop and maintain buying advice resources including best lists
  • Contribute to videos and podcasts on a range of financial subjects
  • Write great headlines and descriptions, and select compelling images to represent stories
  • Use analytics and other tools to track and optimize story performance


Job Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience writing finance-themed content
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or English
  • Working knowledge reviewing consumer products or services for an online publication, ideally those focused on financial services
  • Topnotch writing skills and the ability to bring your individual voice to a diverse array of content
  • Capacity to approach financial products and services with a critical eye — and an understanding of the business models underlying them
  • Commitment to helping readers identify and understand the financial products and services that are best for their particular needs
  • Capacity for working independently and with minimal direction; you can take a rough assignment spec, figure out what needs to be covered and get it done
  • Meticulous organizational skills
  • Experience with spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets)
  • Experience optimizing content for SEO
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Must be adaptable; since the media and tech industries are two of the fastest changing industries on the planet, priorities change rapidly and regularly
  • Must be trustworthy, committed, considerate and a good listener; high emotional IQ
    • Experience writing about blockchain and cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin
    • Working knowledge of credit cards and banking
    • Ability to spot timely news contained in corporate filings, such as 8-Ks, 10-Qs and 10-Ks