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Freelance Data Writer and Researcher


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  • Date posted
    April 29, 2024
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    May 29, 2024
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Job Description


ConsumerAffairs is looking for freelance researchers and data writers to create data-driven articles on a variety of topics. The freelancer will be expected to research assigned topics and properly source credible references. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience finding, analyzing, and interpreting data sets, and using that information to simplify complex topics that add context to the industry at large. Success in this role requires extensive research, competitor analysis, statistics, and writing abilities.

ConsumerAffairs prefers to build long-term relationships with freelance researchers who can commit to delivering high-quality work consistently. For each article, the freelancer will receive a topic outline and content style guidelines to follow. This is a remote role open to U.S.-based candidates.



  • Research facts, figures, insights, and trends for a wide range of topics, including but not limited to, home, solar, auto, and insurance
  • Present findings in a clear, concise manner, using bullet points, subheadings, and other contextual elements to discuss the topic
  • Suggest ways to display the information more clearly (tables, graphics, charts, etc)
  • Perform in-depth competitor analysis to ensure articles are the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on the web
  • Turn in clean work that is publish-ready, based on detailed project outlines and content style guidelines


  • Research experience required: The ability to find and analyze large amounts of first-hand data for trends and key takeaways using reporting databases, recent studies, publications, and press releases. For example, extracting data tables from the U.S. Census, NHTSA, and the FBI
  • Academic research experience and/or journal article writing and editing is preferred
  • Experience writing comprehensive long-form content that is clear, concise, and scannable
  • Availability to commit at least 20 hours per week to this role
  • Knowledge of AP style writing is also preferred