Commerce Writer - Ziff Davis

Sales London, United Kingdom


Description

Position at Ziff Davis

Ziff Davis is a leading global digital-media company operating in three core verticals: Technology, Gaming, and Shopping. This role will potentially work across our portfolio of sites with a focus on Mashable.

The ideal candidate will be a conversational writer who is confident and careful when reviewing products, has a passion for the topic areas covered by our 3 core verticals, and can describe the pros and cons of any given item with conviction.The ideal candidate should also be proficient in digital content production in a CMS, procuring assets from various sources and able to track metrics on stories to strategize future story ideas.

In this role, your content should drive top engagement and facilitate our company mission as “the most trusted purchase companion.”

 

We’re looking for someone who is:

 

  • experienced in product journalism and can competently write on a variety of different topics with the ability to adapt tone and style to that of the publication.
  • A problem solver - You have lots of initiative and strong problem-solving skills. You demonstrate a sense of urgency -- you like to do things well and finish them quickly. When things aren’t working, you’re not afraid to try new things and pivot.

 

This role is ideal for someone who enjoys creating a narrative around products. You’re a born storyteller and a seasoned shopper, and you are able to shift your thinking between the two disciplines.

 

Responsibilities

This will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Using US editorial roadmaps to localise content for the UK market. Lead the execution of various editorial projects and build content in a CMS.
  • Work closely with US & UK editorial teams to ensure all content matches tone of the website and is structured to fully optimise organic search ranking
  • Sourcing products for UK market with a focus on affiliate partners, updating copy and pricing accordingly
  • Conduct self-lead research to identify content creation opportunities.
  • Track metrics on content produced and use data to influence future editorial decisions and product choices.
  • Contributing to the ongoing evolution of “comtent” across the Ziff Davis portfolio.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English literature, journalism, communications or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years of experience in writing digital content would be preferred
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced, data-driven environment
  • Driven to hit traffic goals through creating quality content, optimizing for SEO and using online analytics tools (such as Google Analytics)
  • A strong interest in covering topics such as deals, tech & gaming, lifestyle products and environmental and social good.
  • Flawless grammar and spelling
  • Adaptable with a positive, can-do attitude
  • SEO knowledge a definite advantage

 

Compensation: This is a full time position with a competitive salary.

 

In your submission, please send your resume, cover letter, writing samples and links your social media accounts so we can see how you wield your content.

 

Mashable

Mashable is a global media and entertainment company that’s passionate about culture and tech. With smart, spirited coverage of stories that keep people talking, Mashable reaches an audience of 70 million monthly users who can’t get enough of the ideas, people, and products they love. Together, our ideas shape the future. Obsess with us.

 
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