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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

CNET is a premier destination for expert, unique and helpful information that guides people through our changing world. We’re seeking a curious, self-motivated new team member with excellent writing skills, a nose for research and a thirst for helping people understand the bigger picture.

As an Associate Writer, you’ll work within a collaborative team environment to tackle a range of topics that affect our readers. You’ll partner with colleagues across the organization to contribute to a range of projects and topics, including priority CNET categories such as technology, sleep, energy, and broadband. In particular, you’ll focus on keeping stories and guides up-to-date with the latest information and expert advice.

*Our ideal candidate will work in the office in a hybrid role; office locations include New York, Charlotte, Reno. We are open to remote candidates as well.

*This role is in a bargaining unit represented by a labor union, the Writers Guild of America, East.

What You'll Do

  • Flex your top-tier writing and communication skills
  • Join a collaborative team of writers and thinkers to research and write a variety of assigned stories
  • Meet assigned deadlines (varies)
  • Partner with subject-matter experts and SEO teammates to innovate and create quality content
  • Work within our CMS to publish your work
  • Think creatively and flexibly about tasks and challenges
  • Embrace feedback from colleagues to become a pivotal member of a growing team

What We're Looking For

  • BA or above in Journalism, Writing, English, Communications or commensurate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive, self-motivated, collaborative attitude with managers and colleagues
  • Ability to pivot quickly among different projects
  • Team player who is quick to raise a helping hand and apply feedback in the spirit of growth
  • Curious, with a mindset for learning
  • Career-ready and looking for a publication to call home


  • Cash Compensation Range: $42,000-$72,000*
    *Note actual salary is based on geographic location, qualifications, and experience. 

Additionally, the following benefits are provided by Red Ventures, subject to eligibility requirements.

  • Health Insurance Coverage (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401(k) with match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Bonding Benefit Program

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
For more information, visit 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. 

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