Deputy Shopping Editor - Mashable

Editorial New York, New York


Description

Position at Mashable

A cover letter is required for consideration. In it, please include a line or two about the best — or worst — thing you ever bought (you can interpret that however you wish). 

Mashable is hiring an experienced and enthusiastic Deputy Shopping Editor to help lead our award-winning shopping coverage. The ideal candidate will be a devoted, highly organized editor with prior writing/editing experience at a digital media brand and is passionate about both service journalism and shopping content.

Mashable’s shopping coverage is high-energy, wide-ranging, and accessible. We view ourselves as a resource and companion for audiences, helping them to make informed shopping decisions. This means finding and sharing incredible deals on must-have goods and services, writing product reviews, sifting through online reviews, and creating roundups or service-driven content that will be of long-lasting value to audiences. Our content strategy is informed by data, refined by editorial leadership, and aligned to Mashable’s editorial calendar. 

The Deputy Editor role will be key to this operation, focused on editing a team of writers and contributors — but there will be no shortage of opportunities to write original content. We’re looking for a strong trend-spotter who’s naturally curious and not afraid to have a strong take about what is or isn’t worth a buyer’s time. They’re a conversational writer who’s confident and careful when reviewing products, and are able to communicate their insights and opinions with authority.

The Deputy Editor should also have experience managing a team of staff writers and freelancers, and should work well alongside support departments such as audience, social, SEO, and video.  It should be noted that if a reader purchases a product we feature, Mashable may earn compensation, and the Deputy Editor understands both the process and guardrails around this revenue model.

The Day-to-Day

  • Assign and edit shopping content to a team of staff writers and freelancers for publication on Mashable 
  • Edit the Mashable Deals newsletter
  • Serve as an unwavering advocate for the Mashable voice and style as it’s applied to our shopping coverage
  • Create content that makes product recommendations, identifies compelling deals, and drives consumer interest
  • Research technology products, accessories, online courses, pop culture novelty items, entertainment merchandise, and other things that are worth our audience’s time and money

Qualifications

  • At least 2-3 years of professional writing and editing experience
  • A firm grasp on SEO best practices (and an eagerness to always learn more)
  • Super dependable and a genuine self starter with a positive, can-do attitude
  • A total team player with experience managing content teams and collaborating with senior management across departments
  • A firm grasp on the business side of media and a passion for driving performance
  • Flawless grammar, spelling, and usage — plus a love for both the Oxford comma and the emdash
  • A power-user for whatever content management system, analytics tool, or intraoffice software comes your way
  • A bizarre affection for spreadsheets and organizational tools 
  • A working knowledge on all things tech: gadgets, gear, wearables, and more

About Mashable 

Mashable is a global media and entertainment company that’s obsessed with entertainment, 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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