Shopping Editor - Mashable

Editorial New York, New York Remote - United States


Description

Position at Spiceworks

Mashable is hiring an experienced and enthusiastic Shopping Editor to lead our shopping coverage. The ideal candidate will be a devoted, highly organized editor with at least 5 years of 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 Shopping Editor role will be key to this operation, focused on driving a winning content strategy that translates into high audience and clickthrough. 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 able to guide a team of writers and establish a content tone that is conversational, confident, and careful when reviewing products, and they’re constantly fine tuning processes in order to help the team work smarter, not harder.


The Shopping 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.  They are adept at the use of data to inform strategy and obsess over performance trends, all while staying flexible enough to pivot the plan as needed.

The Day-to-Day

  • Run the day-to-day operation of the Shopping team and work to execute a strategy that’s informed by a combination of SEO, Audience, and Revenue goals
  • Assign and edit shopping content to a team of staff writers and freelancers for publication on Mashable 
  • Serve as the content lead for Prime Day and Cyber Week coverage
  • Oversee the editing of any sponsored placements, including Gift Guide inclusions and Sponsored Spotlight deal articles
  • 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
  • Maintain strong cross-departmental relationships with members of Sales, SEO, Social, Email, Audience, Product, and Growth teams


Qualifications:


  • At least 5 years of professional writing and editing experience
  • A total team player with at least 3 years of experience managing content teams and collaborating with senior management across departments
  • A master of SEO best practices
  • Super dependable and a genuine self starter with a positive, can-do attitude
  • 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 borderline bizarre affection for spreadsheets and organizational tools 
  • A working knowledge on all things tech: gadgets, gear, wearables, and more

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). 

This position is covered by the NewsGuild of New York (http://www.nyguild.org/). The contractual salary range for this position is $100,000 to $110,000. Ziff Media Group is committed to diversity and encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.