Writer, Personal Finance (Commerce) – MoneyWatch

CBS News is looking for a full-time personal finance writer for our ”MoneyWatch: Managing Your Money” vertical, a business hub dedicated to sharing informative commerce and affiliate stories about high-interest financial topics – from mortgage interest rates to life insurance policies to tax tips and beyond. 


  • Pitch and write quick-turnaround daily personal finance stories based on the news cycle, as well as in-depth explainers, reviews and ”best-of” listicles.
  • Optimize headlines, metadata and copy for SEO.
  • Update and maintain a library of existing articles.
  • Assist the senior editor and managing editor with content planning and calendar management.
  • Use data to inform MoneyWatch vertical priorities and adjust content decisions.
  • Participate in broader strategic discussions.


  • The ideal candidate has a personal finance writing background.
  • Write quickly while on a deadline without sacrificing accuracy or CBS News standards.
  • Strong understanding of sponsored content and affiliate links.
  • Experience optimizing content for search.

This role works Monday-Friday from 9a-5p or 10a-6p in your local time zone and can be done fully remote. We’re also open to adapting the hours, business needs permitting.

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Hiring Salary Range: $65,000.00 – 90,000.00. 

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.