100 % Remote position. Part time position - 20 hour work week. Preferred Location - Chicago, IL. TD Ameritrade is where Smart Investors Get Smarter. Our award-winning Ticker Tape website depends on timely, informative, and easy-to-understand information that helps traders and investors alike build their knowledge and stay up to date on the markets. It’s why Ticker Tape receives millions of views every year. We’re expanding our contractor team to make it even better. What you’ll do You’ll be a writer/editor covering daily markets and trading on the Ticker Tape site. But this isn’t just a “daily markets wrap-up” writing job. Ticker Tape succeeds not by being all things to all people, but by spotting and producing stories of relevance for our clients and prospects regardless of their experience in trading or investing. In today’s news-packed market environment, Ticker Tape readers are looking for ways to learn and improve, and you’ll be essential to that mission. In a single day, you could be working on story about options and futures trading strategies for someone who has never executed a trade, what’s behind daily market volatility or how new tax legislation could affect the finances of our most active traders. Ticker Tape is that diverse. We serve a broad and eager audience with endless interesting story possibilities no where they are on their learning curve. The best candidate for this job will be an experienced deadline writer and explanatory journalist who knows trading, has already covered the markets and understands the needs of individual investors who want to trade on their own. We need you to deliver the “how” and “why” of any topic so it’s clear to readers at any experience level—always keeping an eye on what they’ll need to know next. The job is fully remote, however, there is a slight preference for Chicago-based candidates who can join us back at the office from time to time. What you’re already good at • You love the world of trading and markets and can tackle breaking news coverage as easily as spotting “how-to” and “why” features our audience won’t see anywhere else • You know how to demystify trading for any audience, regardless of their knowledge of money or markets • You understand that every trader—beginner to experienced—has personal finance issues that are deeply relevant to them. You know how to spot those story opportunities and turn them into interesting and sharable copy • You write accurately and clearly in a fast-paced environment • You build strong storytelling partnerships with peers, editors, senior management and subject matter experts • You enjoy pitching story ideas to teammates and having them do the same • You see potential for visual storytelling in everything you create • You can work interchangeably and comfortably as a writer/production editor to backstop team members on deadline coverage, team projects or when they take time off • You know how to build good relationships with coworkers on a hybrid/remote team and cut through ambiguity in story, process, and everyday challenges
Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.