Consumer Banking Reporter

Consumer Banking Reporter
Detroit, MI

Want to do great journalism at one of the most-respected personal finance websites on the planet?

Bankrate.com, a division of Red Ventures, is looking for a sharp, innovative reporter to cover the consumer side of banking and banking products for one of the most authoritative publications in the industry, and we need your help to contribute to our growing news team.

Ideal candidates will have experience writing for consumers and developing relevant sources. The reporter will develop and write engaging articles, quizzes, and interactive features. The reporter will respond quickly to news events, explaining to consumers how it affects them. Experience writing for search engine optimization is a must.

The reporter must clearly understand and closely follow topics related to consumer savings, MMA, and certificate of deposit products. The ideal candidate thinks beyond the news, threading together disparate threads to see larger trends.

We are seeking a reporter who is an expert on consumer banking, and has a passion for great, innovative storytelling. The position can be based in the San Francisco area, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, or Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Report and publish daily news stories.
  • Represent Bankrate as a spokesperson as needed.
  • Be deeply engaged on data for our editorial coverage and data as it relates to story performance on Bankrate to make informed decisions about coverage.
  • Consistently improve the quality of Bankrate’s editorial coverage.
  • Understand metrics of our storytelling and allow them to inform our decisions.
  • Actively follow and report on savings, money market account, and certificate of deposit topics and trends.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with industry sources.
  • Come up with ideas and create deposits content in story form, blogs, quizzes and interactives.
  • Be engaged in social media, staying current with trends in social media.
  • Understand SEO value and employ best practices for SEO.
  • Attend industry conferences to speak about deposits topics.
  • Create content for one-off features and special requests.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable of the consumer banking industry.
  • Thorough understanding of consumer deposits.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a reporter/writer.
  • Strong knowledge of AP style.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

About Red Ventures:

Red Ventures is a leading digital consumer choice platform. Through deeply integrated brand partnerships and consumer-facing assets, Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services in the home services, financial services, and healthcare industries. We use advanced analytics, data science, and integrated technology to cultivate and customize digital connections between brands and customers. We marry the speed of a start-up, the DNA of a digital agency, the strategic thinking of a consultancy, and the analytical skills of a big data company. Red Ventures is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and has more than 3,500 employees in offices across the US as well as in Brazil and London.

About Bankrate:

Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate provides consumers with fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages, deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement, automobile loans, and taxes. For over two decades Bankrate.com has been a leading personal finance destination. Bankrate aggregates rate information from over 4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage for over 600 local markets, Bankrate generates rate tables in all 50 US states. Bankrate develops and provides web services to more than 100 cobranded websites with online partners such as Bloomberg, Comcast, Yahoo! And CNBC.

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