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(NO Phone Job!) Get Paid $5,833.33 - $8,916.67 per Month to Review Online Content from Home!

San Francisco, CA or Remote (Based in the U.S.)

Copy Editor

NerdWallet is looking for an experienced copy editor with an entrepreneurial spirit. The copy desk acts as the readers’ advocate, ensuring that NerdWallet’s articles are consistently engaging, clear and useful. To be a successful copy editor at NerdWallet, you must:

  • Edit consistently at a high level, demonstrating expertise at not only grammar and style but also at story organization and reader experience.

  • Go beyond a traditional copy-editing role, helping to uplevel co-workers and taking on projects that benefit the entire content team.

  • Be comfortable with change on a dynamic, growing Content team of 140+ people.

Where you can make an impact:

  • Copy-edit and write headlines at a consistently high level.

  • Advocate for consumers by editing for clarity, accuracy and inclusivity.

  • Recognize when elements of an article seem out of alignment with a good user experience and recommend solutions.

  • Give constructive feedback to writers, assigning editors, and fellow copy editors.

  • Be a strong communicator who truly enjoys helping everyone improve.

  • Go beyond surfacing teamwide problems to offer expertise, conceiving of solutions and helping to implement them.

  • Look for opportunities to extend your influence beyond the copy desk, such as through projects where desk participation can make a difference.

You are:

  • Adaptable and eager to grow, including working toward roles of greater responsibility on the copy desk or elsewhere on the editorial team.

  • An expert editor and editing coach.

  • Able to handle the logistics and demands of large projects.

  • Good at making prioritization decisions, spending an appropriate amount of time on each task in an editorial workflow with daily deadlines.

  • Excellent at prioritization and balancing multiple tasks at once.

  • Resourceful and self-directed. You can tackle anything from copy-editing assignments to projects with minimal direction, and you always deliver polished work.

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.

  • 3 to 5+ years of copy-editing experience for consumer-facing publications.

That's what it takes to thrive at NerdWallet, which has been helping consumers make smart financial decisions since 2009. Our content team is 140+ strong and includes writers and editors with experience at Bloomberg, Dow Jones, the Los Angeles Times, MSN, Reuters, USA Today, The Seattle Times and U.S. News & World Report. We also have staff writers who have spent years as successful freelancers or in fields outside journalism. What we have in common: We take initiative. We think strategically. We problem solve effectively. We're flexible. We're highly collaborative.


  • 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: Pay Transparency

  • The salary range for this role is $70,000 - 107,000.

  • Base pay offered may vary within the posted range based on several factors, including but not limited to education, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

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

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.

NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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