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The Cheat Sheet is hiring a

Trending News Writer


Job Description


Love researching and writing about trending news topics? We’re looking for you!

The Cheat Sheet is dedicated to providing audiences the information they want in an approachable, entertaining way. We want readers to save time and live more, so we closely follow, research, and write about topics to bring you the most up-to-date guides, reviews, lists, and advice.

The Cheat Sheet is looking for a full-time Trending News Writer to join our team. The Cheat Sheet is known for its comprehensive analysis of premium lifestyle coverage, and you could be part of a team creating this content!

As our Trending News Writer you will:

  • Stay on top of and report on news stories using Google News and keyword research as your primary tool.
  • Pitch your own story ideas and angles based on your industry knowledge that will do well both organically in our Google News channel.
  • Produce 4 articles per day (20 articles per week), covering multiple trending topics each day.
  • Understand what does/doesn’t work for a story on The Cheat Sheet and demonstrate flexibility and willingness to re-focus ideas.
  • Ensure that your content promotes reader engagement as well as
  • Dive into research, making use of internal and external links, to show your stories are based on more than just one person’s opinion.
  • Take a data-driven approach to writing, utilizing our in-house analytics tool and Google Analytics to gain insights on article performance.
  • Work in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and demanding environment and adhere to timelines for article submissions.

What makes The Cheat Sheet a great place to work?

  • We are a recognized digital media leader with more than 14 million monthly readers and our company was just named to Inc’s Top 5000 list for 2016.
  • We are a tightly knit team that is passionate about the overall product and strives to be an expert in the field. We have a collaborative culture driven by mutual respect that fosters regular feedback and group discussion.
  • We are an exciting, rapidly growing company and we want you to grow with us. At The Cheat Sheet, your career is what you make of it.
  • Work from home, a coffee shop, or anywhere of your choosing. We have a distributed workforce, which means that you can live wherever you want and work with brilliant colleagues from around the country.
  • We offer competitive salaries, health, dental & vision insurance and 401k contributions.

What you will need to be successful in this role:

  • A four-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
  • A background in and passion for covering multiple different trending news topics, as well as a voice that you’re looking to hone.
  • A strong grasp of proper grammar and punctuation (e.g., Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style). Knowledge of AP Style is a plus.
  • The skill to recognize interesting news elements, come up with story ideas, and have these appeal to every kind of reader.
  • The ability to work quickly under tight deadlines and produce 4 articles/day.
  • A willingness to learn quickly and adapt to the varying and ever-changing demands of the job.
  • A working knowledge of search-engine optimization and previous experience using WordPress is preferred, but not required.

If this opportunity interests you and you fit the job description, please fill out this form.