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Insider Picks Buying Guides Writer

Editorial | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Business Insider is looking for a talented buying guide writer to join our growing Insider Picks commerce team.


As more and more people shop online, it’s Insider Pick's job to sift through the millions of products out there to highlight the few that will add value to our readers’ lives.


Insider Picks prides itself on finding its readers the best products and deals from around the web every day — whether it’s the best sheets you can buy, a unique coffee maker, or a brand-new tech gadget.


The buying guides writer will assist the Guides Editor in researching and writing thoughtful and thorough buying guides. The writer will also perform product testing and help update existing buying guides as new products are launched. You can see our current guides here:


The ideal candidate has excellent writing and researching skills, thrives in a fast-paced environment, is focused and detailed, and has a passion for finding the best versions of products in every category. They are confident and careful when reviewing products and can describe the pros and cons of any item with conviction, while incorporating Business Insider's voice, style, and audience in the copy. 


This is a great role for someone with product journalism experience who wants to really test and rate excellent products.




  • Writing thoroughly researched buying guides and making product recommendations to our audience
  • Pitching new guide ideas that will be a hit with our audience
  • Testing products in every category from tech and home to fashion and pets
  • Sifting through relevant products to find items that resonate with our audience
  • Maintaining and updating existing guides as new products are released to ensure accuracy over time




If you bring both writing and product reviewing experience, and know how and where to find the best products around the web, this is a great job for you.


Additional requirements:


  • At least 2 years of product reviewing and testing experience
  • A basic understanding of Business Insider’s audience and writing style, and a willingness to learn our style
  • A huge interest in shopping for great products and good deals
  • Flawless grammar, spelling, and usage
  • A basic understanding of Photoshop and HTML (more than basic is a plus)


How to apply:


To apply for the buying guide writer position at Business Insider, please submit the following information:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter
  • Links to five published pieces
  • A list of the five best of a product (Example: The best iPhones are the X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, and 7)


Business Insider offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits.