Commerce Writer, Partnerships

Editorial/Content United States

This assignment posting is for an Agency Worker opportunity with Dotdash Meredith. The Agency Worker is paid by a staffing agency employer. Agency Workers will receive a W2 from the staffing agency reporting their earnings for tax purposes. 
Commerce Writer, Partnerships 
Dotdash Meredith is looking for a writer to join the News & Deals team and cover Branded Performance Content and organic home, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle-related shopping content on celebrities, timely trends, and reviews towards various Partnerships team goals. We’re looking for someone who can cover everything from single-product features to sale roundups and spot customer-loved pieces, seasonal and trending items, and more for brands like People, InStyle, Real Simple, Travel + Leisure, and Food & Wine. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is passionate about and has experience with commerce-focused stories, can create quality content, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  
Assignment Details:
This is a 40-hour/week contract position with a rate of $30/hour. The right candidate will have the option to extend their contract continually and may have the opportunity to join the team full-time. Writers must be based in the U.S. and be comfortable working remotely or near a Dotdash Meredith office (NYC, Des Moines, LA, Chicago).  


Assignment Responsibilities:   
  • Read through client briefs, organize assets, and write Branded Performance Content (sponsored) articles across our brands  
  • Inclusive of BPC, pitch and write a total of 6 to 8 timely shopping articles per week for major retailers like Target, Walmart, Nordstrom, and more  
  • Identify and carry out commerce content opportunities within various lifestyle categories including fashion, beauty, home, travel, and kitchen 
  • Work across various edit programs with different KPIs and content strategies, pivoting when needed to focus on several different goals at a time 
  • Use data and analytics to brainstorm and guide content decisions 
  • Collaborate closely with numerous writers and editors both on and outside of the Partnerships Vertical  
  • Collaborate closely with the Business Development Team and Campaign Managers, ensuring that all BPC timelines and deliverables are met 
  • Monitor social media (TikTok, Instagram, etc.) for Commerce opportunities, including viral products and celebrity mentions 
  • Pitch in during off hours on key tentpole weekends, like Black Friday/Cyber Monday, to update stories, write new content, and spot check live articles for accuracy 
  • Reach out to high-quality experts to provide background information and quotes as needed 


  • Passionate about and/or knowledgeable of the lifestyle commerce space and enthusiastic about finding the best products out there 
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-focused, and have the ability to meet daily deadlines with quick turnarounds 
  • Highly organizational and cool under the pressure of juggling multiple projects at once 
  • Experienced in executing SEO best practices 
  • A strong writer capable of creating engaging, lively headlines and working across several brands at a time, all the while keeping each brand’s voice, values, and style in mind 
  • A self-starter who can pivot seamlessly as new initiatives and priorities are identified  
Core competencies: 
  • Manage Ambiguity: You can comfortably deal with change and can decide/act without the total picture. You remain calm and productive while dealing constructively with problems that do not have clear solutions or outcomes. 
  • Nimble Learning: You’re eager to actively learn through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.  
  • Self-Development: You want to seek new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels. You show a personal commitment to continuously improving, accepting stretch opportunities, and making the most of available development resources.
Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living.  
If interested, apply by emailing a resume, three writing clips, and a one-paragraph summary of your commerce experience to Ariel Scotti <[email protected] 
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