Commerce Writer - Mashable

Editorial New York, New York


Position at Mashable

Mashable is looking for an enthusiastic writer with a passion for shopping and deep knowledge about finding the best deals and products across technology, entertainment, and culture. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer who is confident and conscientious when reviewing products (especially consumer tech), has a passion for finding great deals within the topic areas that Mashable covers, and can describe the pros and cons of any given item or service with conviction.

Commerce content includes everything from awesome deals on must-have products to new and interesting items that just hit the market. You will use data, guidance from Mashable leadership, the Mashable editorial calendar, relationships with Mashable business partners, and your own intuition to determine the products to feature in your content. Mashable will generate revenue from your content when readers purchase the products that are featured.

When applying for this position, please include a cover letter and make mention (somewhere) of either the best deal you ever scored or the best gift you’ve ever given. Candidates who do not answer this question will not be considered.

The day-to-day

  • Write deal round-ups and make product recommendations, following the Mashable voice and style guide
  • Research technology products, accessories, online courses, pop culture novelty items, entertainment merchandise, and other things that are worth our audience’s time and money
  • Interview Kickstarter campaign owners for original quotes and product information
  • Utilize Mashable’s analytics tools to track performance of commerce content and make recommendations for long-term direction of commerce offerings
  • Work with the Mashable audience development team to ensure promotion for commerce content

Must haves

  • 2-3 years professional writing experience for a print or online publication
  • An understanding of Mashable’s audience and writing style
  • A passion for all things tech and digital culture
  • Proficiency in web analytics
  • Flawless grammar, spelling, and usage
  • Basic level understanding of Photoshop and working in content management systems
  • A positive, can-do attitude and a love for the Oxford comma

About 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.