Staff Writer

| Greater NYC Area

Want to help people get the financial protection they need — and feel confident in their choices? Policygenius is a NYC-based tech startup that makes it easy to compare and buy insurance online. Since 2014, we’ve raised over $52 million of venture capital, established ourselves as a pioneer in Fintech and helped more than 4.5 million people get vital coverage for their families.

We're rapidly growing and looking for people with grit, great attitudes and creative problem-solving skills to join our powerhouse team. Come see why we were voted one of INC's best workplaces of 2018!

About the role:

We’re helping people get financial protection. But what if you have no clue what you need? Can’t tell a deductible from a drainpipe? Never fear! The Policygenius content team is here. Editorial at Policygenius serves to build consumer awareness and provide decision support with the ultimate goal of helping readers become customers. This is a potentially long journey from discovery to education to action.

The Staff Writer will help write and edit a library of best-in-class educational content for decision support across multiple insurance verticals. This role will work closely with our Content Strategist and Insurance Editors to grow organic search traffic to our insurance Learn Centers. The Staff Writer will play a key part in delivering on Policygenius’ mission. This role will report to our Content Strategist.

You will:

  • Write and edit the best explainer content on the internet about life, health, renters, pet, disability and auto insurance. (And more to come!)
  • Collaborate with our Content Strategist on keyword strategy for our high-intent insurance content
  • Refresh and optimize our existing library of high-intent content in line with our SEO plan to grow organic traffic to existing pages
  • Successfully grow search traffic to our content pages and increase conversion rates to our shopping product
  • Combine your analytical and editorial sensibilities while you nerd out on your research, but make your writing simple and clear

You have:

  • A passion for editing and making financial protection information accessible, easy to digest and even (gasp!) fun to read
  • Knowledge of insurance and personal finance fundamentals — you’d be comfortable giving advice to your friends and family
  • 1+ years experience writing and editing personal finance content for a digital publication
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices as they pertain to content
  • Comfort collaborating with stakeholders from different departments such as SEO & Marketing
  • Ability to get information you need -- knowledge of where to pull industry reports & resources you might need in writing company reviews, state guides, etc

You’ll get...

  • Company-paid health, dental, vision, life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan, FSA & commuter benefits
  • Flexible PTO 
  • Training, mentorship and coaching from leadership
  • The opportunity to grow alongside a company shaking up a big, old-fashioned industry
  • Fun, diverse, open-minded coworkers
  • Dog companionship
  • Some fun surprises when you join… (Shhh… It’s a secret!)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • BigQueryDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • SketchDesign
    • UXPinDesign
    • TableauDesign
    • MouseflowDesign
    • Respondent.ioDesign
    • Usertesting.comDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • PrincipleDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • ClubhouseManagement
    • IterableEmail
    • LitmusEmail

Location

In the heart of the Flatiron district! Conveniently located near several NYC subway stops, the NJ Path train, and a short walk to Penn Station.

An Insider's view of Policygenius

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Think: startup meets productive adult office. The fridge is stocked with La Croix and there's usually a dog or two running around, but there's no ping pong. Everyone works hard and takes the job seriously. Strict "no chuckleheads allowed" policy. People are cool and from a really wide range of backgrounds.

Adam

Senior Product Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

All of the normal challenges of building a modern (fairly cutting edge actually, if I do say so myself), scalable tech stack, just with the added twist of integrating with a bunch of fairly archaic APIs. The insurance industry historically isn't exactly a bastion of modern technology, but we're doing our darnedest to change that.

Trevor

Senior Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision for Policygenius is to be the go-to consumer platform for insurance and financial protection. What Expedia did for travel, we're doing for financial protection. We're already the top platform for under-50 consumers for life insurance and disability insurance, and we're excited to expand that to new categories in 2019!

Jen

CEO

What's something quirky about your company?

So many team members have really interesting stories about their time before Pg. We’ve got trivia champions, ex-magicians, chicken bag experts, and even someone who used to be Madonna’s assistant. It’s all story-telling gold.

Justin

Chief Design Officer

What are Policygenius Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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