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Mortgage Editor | CNET Money

Red Ventures

Red Ventures

San Francisco, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA · Charlotte, NC, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

CNET is looking for a versatile editor with experience writing and editing mortgage, real estate market and home equity content.

Personal finance editors at CNET help readers navigate some of life’s most consequential financial decisions -- from shopping for a mortgage to leveraging the equity you've built in your home. We're looking for an editor to work with staff writers and freelancers, and who's also interested in writing news stories.

Who we're looking for:

Are you the go-to resource for friends and family when they’re mulling buying a house? Can you write about complicated financial subjects in a straightforward, engaging way? Do you follow mortgage rate news and understand the various factors that go into determining your rate? CNET is looking for a contributor to write and edit critically about a wide variety of mortgage and home equity content -- and you could be the perfect fit.

CNET is among the most highly-trafficked and trusted names online -- and the personal finance team’s mission is to give readers expert, unique and helpful advice on making their best money moves.

In this full-time role, you will work with freelancers and staff writers to write, edit and publish personal finance news, explainers, and reviews, interview experts and explain what current finance trends mean to our readers. This role will also include updating previously published coverage and making sure CNET’s product reviews and best lists are accurate and up-to-date.

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


  • Open to remote candidates
  • Offices available in San Francisco, New York City, and Charlotte

What You’ll Do:

  • Writing/editing straightforward, approachable copy that unpacks complicated financial topics
  • Editing 2-3 stories from staff writers or freelancers per day
  • Working with SEO team to apply best practices to new content and existing content
  • This role will help ensure the team of editors and writers hits monthly production targets, while maintaining CNET's high quality standards
  • Mentoring and coach developing editors and writers
  • Providing compelling buying advice based on research and data-driven analysis
  • Seeking out and interviewing experts in the field
  • Developing, maintaining and optimizing best lists on a regular basis

What We’re Looking For:

  • At least 3 years of experience in the personal finance space; writing or editing consumer-driven content in the mortgage category (will consider adjacent experience for the right candidate)
  • Top-notch writing skills and the ability to maintain the right tone and voice in our coverage
  • Capacity to approach financial products and services with a curious, yet critical eye and an understanding of the business models underlying them
  • Commitment to helping readers understand financial products and services -- and identify which of them are the best for their particular needs
  • Capacity for working independently and with minimal direction
  • Demonstrated experience with optimizing content for SEO
  • Top-notch project management skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders within the wider company


  • Cash Compensation Range: $70,000 - 85,000*

*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:

Founded in 2000, Red Ventures (RV) is home to a diverse portfolio of industry-leading brands and businesses, strategic partnerships and proprietary technology – including Bankrate, Lonely Planet, CNET, The Points Guy, BestColleges and more. Together, RV helps millions of people worldwide make life’s most important decisions, accelerates digital adaptation, and innovates the online consumer experience by improving every step of the consumer journey – from first discovery of information, throughout the decision-making process, to transactions. Headquartered south of Charlotte, NC, Red Ventures employs thousands of people across the US and Puerto Rico, with international offices in the UK and Brazil. 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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