Project Manager, Commerce News and Deals

Project Management United States New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Los Angeles, California Des Moines, Iowa

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. 

We are looking for a highly organized project manager to support the commerce news and deals team in content planning. This role will work closely with various editorial directors and strategists to support the creation of daily, monthly, and shopping event coverage plans along with creating and managing systems to organize schedules and assets for these events. This role will support multiple brands, including People, InStyle, Real Simple, Food & Wine, and more.

They will be responsible for coordinating across various teams to ensure news verticals have the necessary assets, documents, and data to plan content that drives strong performance towards key production and revenue goals. The position is part of our centralized Commerce team, reporting to the Amazon Editorial Director, and collaborates closely with editorial and cross-functional teams including growth, editorial, social, newsletter, analytics, art, and product. 

Assignment Details:

This is a 40-hour/week contract position with competitive hourly rates commensurate with experience. The right candidate will have the option to continually extend their contract and may have the opportunity to join the team full-time. Applicants 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:

  • Create and maintain all assets to track schedules, coverage plans, and promotion for monthly events and tentpoles

  • Communicate and serve as a liaison between teams to prepare documentation and trainings for monthly coverage and major shopping events

  • Create, manage, and streamline systems for tracking daily content promotion across brands

  • Support strategy team and editorial directors by creating monthly and event recaps, and sharing data

  • Coordinate promotional tactics with product, newsletter, distribution, and social teams and spot check/troubleshoot during tentpole events

  • Work with business analytics team to request dashboards ahead of tentpole events, and organize content to ensure accurate tracking via dashboards

  • Ensure that all deadlines are met for tentpole planning across all teams, send reminders and updates

  • Communicate with brands and retailers to collect sale/promotion information to distribute to various commerce team ahead of tentpole events

  • Organize promotion support across all teams 

  • Distribute weekly pacing reports across brands



  • 3-5 years experience in editorial or media

  • Highly organized and thrives in a fast-paced environment 

  • Expertise or interest in shopping and commerce 

  • Ability to operate in a highly matrixed organization

  • Strong project management and organizational skills

  • Strong understanding of analytics and organizational tools such as Google Analytics, AirTable, and Excel/Google Sheets

  • Experience with data visualization tools (such as Looker) is a plus

Dotdash Meredith is America’s largest digital and print publisher. Our 40+ iconic and fast-growing brands harness the best intent-driven content, the fastest sites, and the fewest ads to help nearly 200 million people every month, including 95 percent of US women, make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, Southern Living and more.


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