Content Management Specialist (Taxes)

NerdWallet, a website and mobile app delivering industry-leading financial guidance, tools and independent reviews, is seeking candidates with strong writing and editing skills for a position as a Content Management Specialist (CMS).

The CMS will work on projects that help maintain and optimize a large library of consumer-focused personal finance articles. You will use your attention to detail and research skills to update, fact check and enhance NerdWallet pages, sometimes working with teammates and sometimes independently, with the goal of ensuring the internet’s best answers for the topics we cover. Projects you may be working on in this position include: 

  • Launching new coverage areas that require detail-oriented, frequent updates. 
  • Using search-engine optimization skills to find new content opportunities and to experiment, update, fact check and optimize pages across our Taxes and Investing libraries.
  • Ensuring our content is competitive and up-to-date for each tax season and during transitions between tax seasons.
  • Independently identifying SEO opportunities, and collaborating with others to execute on their recommendations. 
  • Working closely with and learning from our subject matter experts, including expert reviewers, and watching news and reacting in real time with content updates.

Where you can make an impact: 

  • Finding new SEO opportunities for us to test and expand our reach.
  • Optimizing our existing content to grow traffic and improve rank. 
  • Editing new and optimized articles – with the opportunity to occasionally write new articles.
  • Fact-checking and updating content and industry data to ensure consumers are getting the latest, most accurate information.
  • Enhancing the website through internal linking and other types of search engine optimizations. 

You are:

  • Adaptable and eager to learn. You may be considered for positions of greater responsibility later on.
  • Excellent at prioritization and handling multiple projects at once.
  • Resourceful and self-directed. You can tackle anything from story updates to projects with minimal direction, and you consistently deliver polished work.
  • Someone with a strong attention to detail. This could be a good role for someone with fact-checking or copy-editing experience.
  • Passionate about self-improvement and at ease with constructive feedback that will help you grow. 

Your experience:

We recognize not everyone will meet all of the criteria. If you meet most of the criteria below and you’re excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Journalism or related degree or equivalent professional experience
  • A strong grasp of SEO best practices and content management, or an eagerness to learn those skills. 
  • 2+ years of consumer-focused writing, editing or fact checking experience.
  • Personal finance interest or expertise, particularly with financial topics including investing or taxes.


  • This role will be based in San Francisco, CA or remote (based in the U.S.).
  • We believe great work can be done anywhere. No matter where you are based, NerdWallet offers benefits and perks to support the physical, financial, and emotional well being of you and your family.

What we offer:

Work Hard, Stay Balanced (Life’s a series of balancing acts, eh?)

  • Industry-leading medical, dental, and vision health care plans for employees and their dependents
  • Rejuvenation Policy – Flexible Time Off + 13 holidays + 4 Mental Health Days Off
  • New Parent Leave for employees with a newborn child or a child placed with them for adoption or foster care
  • Mental health support through 
  • Financial wellness, guidance, and unlimited access to a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) through Northstar 
  • Paid sabbatical for Nerds to recharge, gain knowledge and pursue their interests
  • Health and Dependent Care FSA and HSA Plan with monthly NerdWallet contribution
  • Weekly Virtual Bootcamp, Yoga, and Mindfulness Meditation sessions
  • Monthly Wellness Stipend, Cell Phone Stipend, and Wifi Stipend

Have Some Fun! (Nerds are fun, too)

  • Nerd-led group initiatives – Intramural Sports, Employee Resource Groups for Parents, Diversity and Inclusion, Women, LGBTQIA, and other communities
  • Hackathons, Happy Hours, and team events across all teams and departments
  • Company-wide events like Little Nerds Day (aka bring your kids to work day, even if you’re remote!) and our annual Charity Auction 

Lifestyle (Be your best self – we’ll take care of the details)

  • Our Nerds love to make an impact by paying it forward – Donate to your favorite causes with a company match
  • Work from home equipment stipend and co-working space subsidy 
  • Anniversary recognition program – choose from different items and experiences
  • Commuting stipend 

Plan for your future (And when you retire on your island, remember the little people)

  • 401K with company match
  • Annual Enrichment Stipend for learning and development
  • Be the first to test and benefit from our new financial products and tools
  • Access to Rocket Lawyer for online legal support and resources