Job title: Editor, Shopping & Reviews
Company: VICE Media Group
Job description: Role x You:
Edit commerce content and write a few articles a month that drives inspiration and conversation around shoppable service for the Vice audience. Optimize affiliate shopping stories to help achieve revenue goals and serve up quality in product picks. Work with affiliate team freelance contributors — help assign, edit, and optimize freelancers’ articles.
Role x Team:
The content led by the Affiliate teams across Vice Media Group refines the global marketplace for our audience with expansive, creative storytelling that is expertly researched and crafted with the intent to convert reader into shopper. We always put the audience’s needs first and focus on products that will enhance their life. We consider any purchase — big or small — to be an investment.
The articles written by the Affiliate team operate separately from our editorial team, with the goal of generating revenue from sales of goods & services featured in the articles.This role is a non-union position that is not recognized by a collective bargaining agreement.
In the short term…
Edit at least 3 stories a day, not only improving clarity and grammar, but working with the writer to sharpen their voice, fact-check their claims, and structure their piece in the most compelling way
Write at least 1 originally reported story a week (exact number based on your manager’s discretion) that delivers sharp, inspiring, informational and humorous takes on the most compelling and emerging ideas, stories, brands, and conversations around shopping and products
Help ideate and execute editorial packages and tentpoles, working with your Director on at least one package or tentpole a quarter
After 6 months in this role…
Collaborate with the SEO, Social, and Email teams to optimize content
Edit shopping newsletters and any supporting shopping-focused marketing efforts
Train freelancers in CMS and best practices, voice, and market
Maintaining a list of trusted freelancers, and help guide them writing shopping content in the Vice voice across various topics
Conduct interviews with industry leaders, experts, and influencers
Stay up to date on cultural zeitgeist conversations—we want this person to constantly be on the pulse, discovering big trends before they hit the mass market.
Use search data, Google trends, cultural events, and affiliate retail sources to inform your content and product selection
Be an enthusiastic member of the team, continuously offering fresh ideas and pitches
Must be available to work during the biggest shopping events including: Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Week
You have these:
Energized working in a fast-paced, high volume operation
Collaborative and open to feedback in pursuit of constantly pushing content to new heights
Comfortable writing first person experiences and reviews
3+ years of editing experience
We’d love if you also have these:
eCommerce experience in publishing, platforms or networks
A love for the VICE Media Group brand
Working at VICE:
We want to find people who believe in our mission and goals and feel inspired to grow while they’re here, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got.
VICE Media Group prioritizes the voices, ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business. To learn more read the .
In alignment with our and to ensure the safety of all of our employees and the communities we serve, we require all incoming employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination, which will be kept confidential. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please let us know by contacting . We will work together to best meet your needs.
VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
VICE Media (VICE.com, VICE Studios, VICE TV, Virtue, VICE News, Refinery29, PULSE Films, i-D) is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual, and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique, and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.
This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Job date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:14:12 GMT