Consumer Reports produces a broad media portfolio spanning online, print and TV, focused on informing consumers and the marketplace through expert-driven product reviews, award-winning investigative journalism, trusted consumer guidance, and reporting on the regulatory and safety rules and standards that we advocate for on behalf of consumers. With a team of roughly 125 writers and editors, and video, social media and web producers, as well as a multimedia operations staff, CR is one of world’s most influential mission-driven media organizations.
Since its launch in 1936, Consumer Reports magazine has won more than 100 awards and was the first to test and report on critical, life-or-death issues including the true levels of tar and nicotine in cigarettes, the risk of radiation from microwave ovens, and the potential for SUVs to rollover. Today, our renowned print products include our premier magazine with more than 3.6 million subscribers and more than a dozen other print titles, including special-interest publications covering autos, home, and health and food.
Online, our digital footprint starts with the award-winning CR.org, which publishes daily articles anchored in consumer news and insights and offers subscriber-only resources, ratings, and reviews for more than 14,500 products and services—from cars and appliances to cell-phone plans and mattresses. The website’s audience includes 2.9 million paying members and more than 15 million unique visitors monthly, on average. It has been called “the most successful online content business”. CR’s digital content is also distributed on a variety of external channels, including its mobile apps, which have been downloaded more than 1 million times; through multiple content licensing partnerships; and via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Our in-house video production unit produces multimedia content, including podcasts and 360-degree video, for a range of digital channels including CR.org, Amazon, Apple TV, MSN, YouTube, and a network of 150 local broadcast and Telemundo stations.