Personal Finance Content Writer, Student Loan Hero - Remote Working

Location
Based in Austin, TX, but we're a fully remote company, working from all over the world
Salary
Competitive salary (based on experience + location) + flexible hours, unlimited vacation, and more!
Posted
Mar 08, 2017
Closes
Apr 08, 2017
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

What does the Content Writer do?

The mission of the Content Writer is to craft amazing blog posts and other content that knocks our readers' socks off. We want the reaction to our writing to be "Wow! This is the most insanely useful resource I've ever read on the topic!".

We help our readers and users answer important questions about their student loans and their finances in general. This process includes making concepts from the often-confusing world of student loans and personal finance easy to understand so that our readers can take action.

The Content Writer is crucial to making this happen. The primary way the Content Writer will do this is through the SLH blog and website. The Content Writer should be comfortable writing content, especially related to student loans and topics of personal finance. Knowing how to identify interesting topics and produce a compelling blog post is a must for this position.

The Content Writer will also help SLH create and publish content writing on external sites as well, such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and more.

The ideal candidate for this position should have an entrepreneurial mindset and be ready to take on and initiate new projects when he or she sees the need.

What’s it like to work on the Student Loan Hero team?

Student Loan Hero is a fully remote team. We have team members all over the world, in cities including NYC, Austin, Portland, Santiago, and St. Petersburg.

Since we’re literally all over the map, communication using Slack, Gmail, Basecamp, Google Hangouts, and other tools is key for us. Don't worry—you won't be alone. We communicate regularly throughout the day.

In our small group, each team member uses highly specialized skills while working on a variety of projects. We enjoy giving our team members autonomy to do the work that interests them. We’re focused on the output of each team member, not putting in long hours.

We’re always open to new ways to create better content and make Student Loan Hero better for student loan borrowers, and we want to hear new ideas from you. A large part of our culture and values is transparency. We believe that team members should collaborate and communicate, not compete or engage in office politics.

At the same time, we like to make work as much fun as possible. We want everyone on our team to grow both personally and professionally, which is why we offer wellness and educational bonuses, as well as several other great perks.

Above all, we’re each proud to work on solving meaningful problems and to impact lives every day. Whether it’s authoring a blogpost read by thousands of borrowers or answering a one-on-one customer support question, we value that working for Student Loan Hero makes a positive impact.

Required:

  • 2+ years experience writing and publishing online, particularly in blog post format
  • Familiarity with proper formatting, style, and tone of blog posts
  • Ability to research and contribute ideas you can write about
  • Ability to quickly turn around assignments for breaking news, etc.
  • Availability to work full time


Preferred:

  • Experience writing about student loans and other personal finance topics
  • Experience with conducting interviews for articles
  • Experience promoting blog posts (on social media, via email, etc.)
  • Familiarity with WordPress
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices


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