Staff Reporter CreditCards.com
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Job Description:
Seeks an experienced journalist to be a staff reporter.
Staff reporters write stories about consumer credit, debt and related issues for a mass audience of consumers. Successful candidates will blend the traditional reporting, writing and interpreting job of a traditional journalist with the modern online storytelling techniques of the Web.
The job is full time, located in Austin, Texas and carries full benefits. Salary is competitive and negotiable based on an applicant's experience and level of skill. Modest lump-sum relocation compensation available for right candidate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Staff reporters are expected to regularly find and contribute consumer-oriented pieces on a defined aspect of credit and debt management, including credit card products, issuer practices, credit scoring, credit reporting, the economy's impact on credit practices, etc. Stories will vary in length, depth and turnaround time, but a home run for us is an in-depth piece that simultaneously breaks news, helps consumers and uses the Web to its fullest potential. Over time, we expect our reporters to develop such expertise that their comments will be sought by other writers.
Bachelor's degree from a four-year university, or substantial journalism experience.
3 years+ experience.
Strong reporting and writing skills, including speed, accuracy, the ability to spot trends, develop high-level sources.
An understanding of personal finance issues, interest rates and the ability to translate them into everyday language for a consumer audience.
Online experience at a site that uses the Web's interactivity and multimedia presentation. Candidates with print-only experience will be considered, but only those who commit to quickly master new media techniques.
A grasp of the basics of writing search engine-friendly copy and basic HTML, CMS experience.
Professional certifications, awards and affiliations are highly valued.
An entrepreneurial spirit and an initiative-taking attitude are most welcome. There are no set ways of doing things here; expect to create some.
Read more: http://www.creditcards.com/about-us/careers.php#pos3#ixzz2UloNlzHg
Compare credit cards here - CreditCards.com
||13809 Research Boulevard |
Austin, TX 78750
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED