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Careers / Positions Writer - Student Finance, BestColleges.com

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Our goal is to listen, engage, and activate voices across Red Ventures to ensure that all identity groups and perspectives are represented in our work. Our aspiration is to have diverse teams at every level of the company, and we seek candidates who bring unique personal experiences, curiosity and an eagerness to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

At a Glance

Red Ventures is seeking a full-time writer to cover student finance topics for BestColleges.com. We're looking for someone with proven experience dissecting complex finance subject matter into clear and accessible content.

As a student finance writer, you'll cover topics like student loans, financial aid, budgeting, saving, taxes, and credit. You'll be responsible for researching finance topics, interviewing experts and students, and implementing SEO and journalistic best practices in your writing.

We're looking for someone with attention to detail who can handle multiple projects simultaneously. Online writing experience is required, and applicants should be able to communicate and collaborate with editors, designers, publishers, and social media coordinators.

What You'll Do

  • Write 2-3 student finance pieces per week.
  • Interview experts and students to feature in articles.
  • Build and maintain a network of sources.
  • Keep up with trends in student finance.
  • Pitch creative story ideas and contribute to editorial calendars.
  • Fact-check and proof pieces for grammar.

What We're Looking For

  • 1-3 years of experience as a writer or freelance writer with experience working with finance topics.
  • Familiarity with higher education and student finance topics is a plus.
  • A bachelor's degree in journalism, English, finance, or a related field.
  • A portfolio of published work.
  • In-depth research skills and high attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with AP style and journalistic best practices.
  • Self-motivated with a track record of success managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices is a plus.
  • Familiarity with WordPress is a plus.

Who We Are

Over the last twenty years, Red Ventures has built a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Through premium content and personalized digital experiences, Red Ventures builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, education and entertainment. Founded in 2000, Red Ventures has 3,000 employees in 10 cities across the US, as well as in the UK and Brazil. Red Ventures owns and operates several large digital brands including Healthline, The Points Guy, Bankrate, MYMOVE, and Allconnect.com. For more information, visit https://redventures.com and follow @RedVentures on social platforms.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program for full-time employees, including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, 401(k) plan and a paid parental leave program.

Red Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. Employment at Red Ventures is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact accommodation@redventures.com.

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Red Ventures is a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships. We’re made up of dozens of teams spanning multiple industries and geographies - all working together to help people make life’s most important decisions. Whether you’re looking for freedom to build new brands and businesses from the ground up, an opportunity to partner with brands who are already globally recognized, or a combination of both - this is a place where you can unlock substantial experience and even make entire career shifts, all within one organization.

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