THE POSITION

We are seeking hardworking freelance writers with proven track records covering the auto industry. We're primarily looking for someone with experience covering auto financing, though stories may also cover car buying best-practices and make and model reviews. 

  • Working knowledge of auto financing, including direct and indirect lending, refinancing and the process of car purchase and leasing.
  • Familiarity with car manufacturers is a plus. If you know: what a “hot” hatchback is, the maximum towing capacity of a Ford 150 and the differences between all-wheel, four-wheel, front-wheel and rear-wheel drive, we’re looking for you.  
  • Demand rigorous sourcing from pieces you edit
  • Please include examples of your auto finance writing

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-5 years professional experience in journalism or content marketing, with a preference those with a background in business/finance reporting.
  • The writer will be expected to write stories motivated by our internal SEO/keyword research as well as pitch their own ideas for original creative stories.
  • Must turn in clean copy that doesn’t require extensive edits and changes.
  • Ability to rigorously source articles.
  • We are looking for someone who is easy to work with and will take edits well, as we take the quality of our work very seriously.
  • You are organized, meet deadlines, and approach hard work with a positive outlook.
  • This position will be based in Charlotte or New York City.

COMPANY

LendingTree is the nation’s largest online lending marketplace. That means we connect customers with multiple lenders so they find the best deals on loans, credit cards, savings accounts and insurance. Our goal is to help people save money, and we believe the best way to do that is by giving them a way to shop for loans and compare lenders so they make their best financial choices.
 
Our CEO Doug Lebda founded the company in 1996 after a frustrating house-hunting experience. In those days, we mostly helped people find good mortgage deals. Now, we help consumers find their best in personal loans, auto loans, business loans, student loans, credit cards, savings accounts, home equity loans and more.
 
What else you should know: 
  • We’re a publicly-traded company (TREE).
  • We’ve welcomed several other companies into the LendingTree family to augment our efforts at helping borrowers make their most sensible financial choices.
  • We’ve built the LendingTree app and My LendingTree dashboard to give consumers tools to manage and monitor their financial health.  
  • We still make funny commercials.
CULTURE
 
We’re a fast-paced company with an entrepreneurial bend. We work hard and test our products often. We’re collaborative, ambitious, candid and high-energy. Our teammates are some of the brightest, most talented people you’ll ever work with. We care more about your smarts than we do about the kinds of clothes you wear (but please, do wear clothes to work!), and we’re pretty good about rewarding innovation, creativity and the knack for just getting stuff done (we even have an award for employees called the GSD, “Get Stuff Done”). 
 
Come work with us!

LendingTree is the kind of company that not only promotes diversity and inclusion; we thrive because of these values. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion (or creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status.

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