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Senior Writer, Credit Cards | Bankrate



Marketing & Communications
North Aurora, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

Red Ventures is seeking a seasoned writer with deep experience in Credit Cards and Personal Finance. As a topical expert in these areas, the Senior Writer will produce comprehensive breaking news and card launch coverage, as well as create and update educational content on credit card topics in partnership with editors, SEO and other marketing functions.

The Senior Writer will leverage their experience to craft highly researched stories, drawing on data and interviews from sources and experts. This role will help to identify content opportunities that have the potential to demonstrate a business impact on traffic, backlinks and/or brand mentions. Experience with multimedia video production (or a willingness to help develop this type of content) is preferred, but not required.

What You’ll Do:

  • Produce high-quality, well-researched content at a strong pace
  • Stay up to date on industry news and trends to identify, pitch and write content opportunities that are likely to have a business impact
  • Update existing content for timeliness and accuracy
  • Write following AP style and brand voice and tone guidance
  • Check story drafts for errors, typos and linking opportunities
  • Use Asana, Google Sheets and our Content Management Systems as part of our editorial workflow for tracking and production
  • Embrace opportunities to mentor growing writers
  • Follow Compliance standards to ensure content is legally compliant before publishing

What We’re Looking For:

  • 3+ years writing/editing experience
  • Passion for content creation and a track record of coming up with innovative approaches to complicated topics
  • Experience writing credit card content; alternatively, writing bylines at top publications with a strong knowledge of the credit card and personal finance space
  • Deep familiarity and experience with Google’s evolving search landscape and an understanding of SEO best practices related to YMYL content and EEAT
  • An innovative thinker who regularly pitches new ideas and content types
  • Willingness to write about credit card products and/or rewards programs that you personally use and recommend
  • A portfolio of personal finance writing samples that showcase attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to adapt quickly to shifting priorities while keeping up with content production pace
  • Experience meeting tight deadlines while working independently
  • Ability to collaborate with editors, designers, SEO team members, project managers and publishers, as needed
  • Familiarity with AP style and compliance with brand style guides
  • Experience creating multimedia content as a media spokesperson or a willingness to help develop this type of content is preferred, but not required.


  • Cash Compensation Range: $70,000 - 108,000*
    *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:

Over the last twenty years, Red Ventures has built a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Through premium content and personalized digital experiences, Red Ventures builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, education and entertainment. Founded in 2000, Red Ventures has 3,000 employees in 10 cities across the US, as well as in the UK and Brazil. Red Ventures owns and operates several large digital brands including Healthline, The Points Guy, Bankrate, MYMOVE, and
For more information, visit 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.

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