Writer (Freelance / Full-time)

Posted On: March 2, 2021


Media Organization: Cheapism

Company Description

Cheapism.com is a consumer lifestyle, personal finance, and product recommendation site that has been featured in The New York Times, HuffPost, NBC News, Time, and The New Yorker, to name a few. At Cheapism we believe you can live well no matter your budget. For over a decade, readers have looked to us for reliable, money-saving advice on everything from food to travel to retirement. Have you always wanted to create work that would be seen by millions? Cheapism stories reach a wide national audience on major platforms such as MSN, News Break, Apple News, AOL, and more.

Job Description

We’re looking for committed freelancers who can become regular contributors. Most of our stories are slideshows with 10 to 30 slides (about 50-60 words each). We pay $7.50 per slide ($125 to $400 for a full slide show) and 15 cents a word for articles, as well as an hourly rate for certain related tasks. And we pay promptly, so you won't waste your time following up on unpaid invoices. It's just one of the things that has kept many writers with us for years.

Freelancing for Cheapism comes with the possibility of a full-time, salaried staff writer position — with benefits including fully employer-paid health insurance, 401(k) with matching, and flexible, remote work environment — if it's a good fit. Cheapism is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive company culture.

Your Role

Pursue stories assigned by editors on a monthly basis.
Conduct original reporting and provide sources for fact checking.
Quickly write copy that is accurate, informative, lively, and clean.
Collaborate with editors to ensure stories fulfill the assignment and fit our format and style.
Promote your stories and the Cheapism brand on social media.

Your Qualifications

Journalism background
Experience covering personal finance and/or lifestyle topics
Social-media savvy
Strict attention to detail and accuracy

Bonus points for familiarity with AP style, Trello, and SEO best practices.

We look forward to hearing from you!

To Apply

If you’re intrigued by what we do and think you’ve got what it takes, send a resume and 3-4 clips to jobs@cheapism.com.