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INSIDER PICKS: Personal Finance Freelance Writer

Editorial | New York, NY | Temporary

Job Description

Business Insider is looking for a talented freelance writer to pitch, research, and write comprehensive articles, guides, and explainers about products and services in personal finance. You'll be part of the growing Insider Picks commerce team.

Insider Picks prides itself on finding its readers the best products and services from around the web every day. Our readers are savvy professionals, and we want them to understand the best ways to spend their money, and that includes how they bank, how and where they invest, what credit cards they use, and the rewards they earn.

Business Insider generates revenue when readers buy products through our site. You’ll be coming on board to help us build out the Insider Picks program, and along the way, be a part of a new field of service journalism. Insider Picks debuted in late 2014 to great success, selling hundreds of thousands of products across many categories.


Your job will be to find the very best products and services within personal finance (including investments, mortgages, small business, banking, insurance, and more) and put them into well-researched articles. The content must be based on extensive research, expert reviews, and user reviews. Ideally, you'll also have tested and reviewed these products yourself, although due to the nature of personal finance this is not required.

You must be confident and careful when reviewing products and be able to describe the pros and cons of any item with conviction, while keeping Business Insider's voice, style, and audience in mind.

Responsibilities include:

  • Pitch, write, and produce comprehensive product reviews, articles, explainers, and buying guides.
  • Research personal finance products and services — other than credit cards — that have affiliate marketing programs, and are worth covering.
  • Work with PR and marketing reps for products you choose to cover.
  • Work with the Insider Picks/Business Development team to implement affiliate partnerships.


  • Ability to write impeccable, conversational copy that's smart, engaging, timely, and accurate;
  • Understanding of the affiliate marketing space, specifically as it pertains to your subject matter;
  • Creative, outside-the-box thinker
  • A knack for finding new and interesting products

How to apply:

To apply for the freelance 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 five pitches

This is a freelance position that pays on a per post basis. Pay is negotiable based on experience.