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Lifehacker Hires Personal Finance Writer


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Lifehacker is looking for a Senior Financial Writer, which means we’re looking for a special type of person: our financial writers cover specialist topics, but those topics need to be explained in an accessible and down-to-earth way. In other words, you’re not writing for the fucking Financial Times, and you should be able to say things like “fuck” while still maintaining your authority on the topics that matter to you.

It’s a full time job with an amazing team of writers who love to help people, and your role on that team would obviously be all about financial decisions: OOur financial advice ranges from basics like budgeting and retirement to more complex and niche areas like cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Expertise is important, of course, but so is the ability to deliver sound advice to a wide range of readers. It means being opinionated and confident, but also thoughtful and empathetic.

This is a senior position, so prior experience is required. Basically you should be smarter than me when it comes to money (and I know a decent amount).

Coming up with ideas is often the hardest part; we’ve been writing for so long that it can sometimes feel like we’ve already covered everything to death. But if you’re curious, opinionated, and able to explain complex financial concepts in a way others can understand, you’ll appreciate it here. There are student loans, salary negotiations, airline miles, inflation, taxes, offers, scams, and things that I’m too oblivious to know to suggest, so suffice it to say there is lots of advice you can give.

This is also union work with a minimum wage of $ 72,000, in accordance with our union contract. You can be in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles. If you want to apply, here is the link– just be thoughtful, experienced, kind and fun. That’s what we’re looking for, anyway.