|Posted On: ||Wednesday, Feb 13|
At Gawker Media, we think commerce is a big part of our future. We're looking for a data wiz to join our commerce team and help us get there!
What Is the Commerce Team?
You'll be joining an upstart team that is focused on delivering a new type of reader service to our audience — deals on things they love and new products that inspire them. Reader service is our first mission and building a strong revenue stream is the second. Online commerce is only 10% of the total retail market right now but it's growing at a much faster clip than offline. And Gawker Media is read by up to 40 million people a month. Numbers pros will see that we've got significant opportunity to chase. Come join the expedition!
What You'll Be Doing
You'll own data for the commerce team. This means executing and interpreting reports to inform our next steps in commerce. What's selling well? How's our conversion? What's our margin? How do we learn from these metrics? Your responsibilities will include everything from daily reporting tasks on sales volume to recommendations for improving the quality of our sales to examining new analytics tools. You won't just be looking at numbers. You'll be looking at numbers and recommending courses of action to improve the data. Specifically you'll be:
Managing affiliate program reporting (Commission Junction, Linkshare, Skimlinks, etc)
Creating master spreadsheets that unify reporting across all our commerce projects
Keeping an eye out for traffic and sales changes that can signal opportunities
Interpreting data to help us figure out what products our readers like and buy
Analyzing and optimizing content for better conversion
Tracking prices and setting up price change alerts across retailers
Setting up affiliate tracking services and billing information
Setting up tests and data collection to answer questions about our commerce activity
Setting up reporting worksheets for various members of the commerce team (writers, biz types)
Helping to define the core metrics for our commerce success and how best we can measure those
Owning a weekly reporting session and making recommendations for improvement each week
Being comfortable enough to admit what you know and own up to what you don't — we're all here to learn!
Who You'll Be Working With
You'll be working with our upstart commerce team. We're a startup group with the resources of a mature company. Think entrepreneurial!
Things You Should Be / Have
Ideally you're experienced in reporting, Excel, sales data, or other analytical functions from your time at a media, startup, or ecommerce company. You needn't have done this exact job. Rather, we're looking for someone who has a knack for numbers and is interested in applying them to commerce. Long term, you should have an interest in how data can guide strategic decisions and management of a business team.
2 years work experience at digital companies, bonus points if in ecommerce / flash sales
Digital native with a lifetime of making, reading, and buying in the online world
Excel expertise, including formulas, macros, pivot tables, linked sheets, etc
Familiarity with site analytics programs like Google Analytics, Quantcast, Omniture, etc
Familiarity with affiliate programs like Commission Junction, Linkshare, Amazon Affiliates
Strong writing abilities; you'll be communicating through data and its explanations
Comfort working with analytical and less analytical minds in a business
General understanding of commerce terms (conversion, margin, discounting, churn, CPA/CPC)
Familiarity with the online media space, CMS systems, and how content ‘gets made'
Comfort looking ‘under the hood' of a site to examine how the tech and tracking bits fit together
Confidence suggesting new ways to organize information and measure the business
A strong interest in the fast moving space of ecommerce and where it's going
General awesomeness and a few good jokes in your pocket
How to Apply
This is a full time position at Gawker Media's NYC headquarters with full benefits, including everything from unlimited time off with a sabbatical after four years and fully paid medical insurance to lunch and breakfast once a week.
Send along the following in an email:
Resume pasted in plain text in the body of the email
Links to your online worlds (Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, your blog, forum profiles, etc)
As well as answers to the following questions:
What's the max number of pageviews Gizmodo has ever received in a single day and when was that day? Explain the steps you took to figure this out.
How might you find the page on Lifehacker that has driven the most affiliate revenue to date?
What's your favorite online retailer?!
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