Consumer Reports, Inc.

Writer/Reporter, Home & Appliances

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers | US-New York | US-DC-Washington | US-CA-San Francisco
ID
5205
Category
Journalism

OVERVIEW

As a writer/reporter on the Home & Appliance team, you'll report to the Deputy Content Editor. You'll work hand-in-hand with our product testers, social-media and survey teams, and shopping and newsletter editors to conceive and execute on a range of Home and Appliance content across multiple platforms. Our writer/reporters stay on top of the latest news and products, so they can generate content that is relevant, timely, and cutting-edge.  

 

If you believe that consumers are entitled to a fair marketplace—along with unbiased, independent news articles, investigative reports, and product reviews—come join the team!

 

 Under our CRFlex program, this position is eligible for 100% Remote status in one of our 13 approved locations (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, DC.)

 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

From how to find the best dishwasher to why heat pumps might keep you warm this winter and save you money, consumers rely on CR to help them make informed choices. Through in-depth reporting as well as close collaboration with engineers in our labs, the journalists on CR’s Home team inform readers about how to get the most out of their home, keep their family safe, and spend their money wisely. 

 


 

ABOUT YOU

You'll Be Highly Rated If:

 

  • You have the reporting chops. You have at least five years of reporting experience, in addition to a Bachelor's Degree. 
  • You're a self-starter. You can work independently as well as collaboratively across multiple platforms and with other writers, editors, and members from a variety of departments. 
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment. You will be working on multiple projects at once, likely across multiple platforms. 
  • You're deadline driven. You’re capable of turning around engaging, well-written stories quickly, while balancing competing demands and priorities. 

You'll Be One Of Our Top Picks If:

  • You have a passion for helping others.  You care about your reader, and you’ve published service-journalism articles that help readers make informed choices.  
  • You are obsessed with all things home. You have opinions (based on fact) about which appliances are worth the money, and you’ve thought deeply about safety, energy efficiency, water conservation, and other issues that affect the home.
  • You possess journalistic curiosity and tenacity. You’re aware of the trends, but you never take them at face value. You ask how and why and what if; you’re dogged about tracking down the best sources; and you have a knack for finding stories that resonate with readers. 

Our Commitment to Fair Pay--At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $78,000-$100,000. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies and experience.    

 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to start date.  

WHO WE ARE

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match. Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/careers/landing-page/index.htm

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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