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Who We’re Looking For – Staff Writer

WhistleOut is the #1 mobile comparison site across the USA, Australia, and Canada. We’re wholly focused on guiding our users through a seriously complex—and expensive—market by turning them onto carriers, plans, and devices that can help them stay connected with the world around them without breaking the bank.

Our goal is to use a combination of first-hand testing, proprietary user data, and old-fashioned journalistic research to make our content the absolute best you can find on the internet, hands down. We’d love for you to be a part of that.

Who We’re Looking For

We’re looking for a creative, motivated, and talented Staff Writer to join our team of mobile experts and enthusiasts. We’re excited to work with someone who loves brainstorming, is eager to keep tabs on the twist and turns of the mobile industry, and can help us find new ways to help users through well-researched, user-friendly, and SEO-driven content.

As a Staff Writer on WhistleOut, you’ll help everyday people make critical choices for their daily lives and budgets. You’ll break down the best cell phone and internet plans, help readers learn how to get the most out of their plans and devices, and turn them onto the latest mobile technology. You need to be skilled at simplifying complex ideas and translating tech jargon into common language. You’ll collaborate daily with other experts on our team, including specialists in SEO, UX, marketing, copy editors, and, of course, your fellow Editorial teammates. From performing hands-on testing and product reviews, to breaking down the best up-and-coming apps, you’ll have the chance to make a difference with the work you do.

Many great candidates may not match perfectly with every line of this job description, and that’s totally okay. We know different experiences and backgrounds could be awesome for this role, so if any of the above excites you, please reach out and let’s start talking.

The Impact You Will Make 
  • Research, test, write, and publish on products and services across the mobile and internet industries, including phone plans and carriers, apps, operating systems, and more. 
  • Write guides that make technical concepts around cell phones and internet accessible and understandable to readers.
  • Maintain existing content to make sure it remains up to date and accurate and meets content quality standards.
  • Collaborate with SEO specialists, marketing managers, UX experts, commercial partner liaisons, and digital PR specialists to optimize your content for users, SEO, and conversions.
  • Keep close tabs on developments in the mobile industry and turn your expertise into creative ideas to help users make better buying decisions.
  • Write both long- and short-form content across multiple channels (organic search, PPC, email, social, etc.).
  • Analyze your content’s performance using data tools like Google Analytics and make data-influenced updates to hit traffic and revenue goals.
  • Publish pieces in our proprietary CMS.
What You Bring 
  •  A strong portfolio with a variety of samples (preferably consumer-focused)
  • Expertise or a demonstrable interest in consumer tech (preferably mobile)
  • Solid communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent spelling and grammar skills
  • An insatiable drive to learn and grow
  • The ability to take and provide direct feedback
  • An understanding of what language, structure, and value propositions will resonate with our readers
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Agility and flexibility to work on multiple project types simultaneously
  • The ability to perform and collaborate well working in a remote setting
  • A drive to proactively approach problem-solving 
  • Thorough grasp on SEO principles and web writing best practices
  • Solid experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, or similar productivity software
  • Familiarity with project management software (such as Airtable, Asana, Basecamp)
  • A basic understanding of HTML is very helpful
  • Other considerations:
    • 2+ years’ experience in digital content writing, journalism, content marketing, or related field
    • Experience working and publishing in a CMS platform (WordPress or similar)
    • Familiarity with SEO tools (SEMrush, Ahrefs, Marketmuse) 
    • Experience using analytics software (Google Analytics, Google Search Console)

Perks That Set Us Apart

  • 🩺Healthcare: We offer low-cost, competitive health coverage (domestic partners included!) with employer-paid counseling services.
  • 💰Invest in the Future: Enjoy 401(k) matching after just two months of employment, with employer matching starting at ~3%.
  • 🧘‍♀️Lifestyle Spending Stipends: Access an employer-paid spending account for physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing expenses.
  • 🏝️Flexible Time Off: We offer competitive time-off balances that accrue weekly, just like your paycheck. (Yes, we’re paid weekly too!)
  • 👶🏻Parental Leave: We provide 2 weeks of paid parental leave during the first year and up to 6 weeks after one year of employment.
  • ✈️Generous Paid Holidays: Celebrate cultural diversity with additional flex holidays in addition to our company paid holidays.
  • 🏠 Remote Work Options: Embrace the flexibility of working from home. 
  • 🌎World Class Facility: With onsite restaurants, a 7,000 sqft gym, pickleball & basketball courts, spin class/pilates room, bikes, massages, and so much more.
  • 🛟Comprehensive Life Insurance: Ensure peace of mind with coverage that extends beyond the workplace with employer paid life insurance (including coverage for dependents and spouses).

🤝Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Join us in fostering connections, celebrating diversity, and providing a supportive community for all.

At Clearlink, we go beyond the basics, ensuring your experience with us is not just professionally fulfilling but personally enriching too.

Interviewing at Clearlink

We know interviews can be stressful. Here are some stages you can expect from a typical interview with Clearlink. 

  • Once your application is submitted, we will review it and be in touch
  • 30-min phone call with the Recruiting Team
  • 30-min – 1 hour interview with the Hiring Manager
  • 30-min – 1 hour interview with a Clearlink Panel

Some interview processes can vary, depending on the role. Your recruiter will give you a role-specific interview process during your first phone call.

 

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Why Work For Us

Since 2001, Clearlink has been dedicated to fostering growth and embracing opportunities. Our mission is to strengthen our workforce to build brands that guide users and customers toward decisions that enhance their lives. We encourage our employees to “Act as an Owner” – to voice their thoughts, share innovative ideas, and authentically bring their whole selves to work. Join us in our forward-thinking and inclusive community, where your expertise, background, and unique perspective are always valued.

Clearlink Partners & Awards: 

  • Partnered with The Period Project for easy access to menstrual hygiene products.
  • Awarded the 2022 Shatter List for breaking glass ceilings in technology.
  • Received the 2023 Women’s Leadership Institute Award, pledging to elevate women’s leadership.

Clearlink Values (CLEAR):

  • Create Community
  • Learn & Grow
  • Embrace Opportunity
  • Act Like An Owner 
  • Respect Every Person

Committed to accessibility, we encourage you to share any accommodation needs during the application or employment process. Your unique strengths matter, and we are dedicated to providing the necessary support for your success at Clearlink.

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