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Refinery29 // media & entertainment focused on diverse voices & experiences
Media, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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About Refinery29:

Refinery29 is the leading media & entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 425 million across all platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, social, shareable content, & live experiences, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration & tools to discover & pursue a more independent, stylish, & informed life. Please visit,, & for more information & to browse content.

What Makes an R29er?

You have a deep commitment & passion for the mission of R29 to motivate & inspire women through their own unique power, identity, & infinite potential. You have a deep knowledge and/or interest in womens storytelling & reporting, as well as its distinct power to inform & drive conversation & change. You ignite possibility & solutions in even the most challenging moments, & you have an innate desire to strive for excellence & progress, through your daily work & your attitude.

About the team:

The content lead by the Commerce team refines the global marketplace for R29s smart, driven, & stylish audience with expansive, creative storytelling that is expertly researched & crafted with the intent to convert reader into shopper.

About the job:

Drive inspiration & conversation around shoppable service content for millennial women.

Redefine, track, & create trends. View beauty, skin care, & wellness through a 360-degree lens & discover how these categories directly relate to pop culture, politics, & the world around us. Ideate bright stories that aim to deliver quality storytelling & education to get our readers excited to shop. Source whats next from influencers, Instagram, community, experts, & most of all The Market Hunt in all corners of lifeall delivered with the R29 wink & a sense of humor. Identify market trends & turn them into creative beauty shopping stories, while always evolving your creative output. Constantly elevate Refinery29 as a thought leader in Beauty & the world of style.

What youll do:

Write or update 2-3 stories per day a mix of writing original content & updating trending shopping stories.

Work collaboratively with the Commerce & Beauty team to conceive & execute the most cutting-edge content online, creating sharp programming that is voicey, stylish, shareable, & new.

Work with Commerce Director to ensure Beauty + Wellness meets monthly revenue goals.

Represent R29 at beauty-related events, including market appointments, sales meetings, & applicable press trips.

Conceptualize new, disruptive, & milestone content within the revenue-driving vertical.

Conduct interviews with industry leaders & influencers to create thoughtful features.

Create close relationships with PR & affiliate contacts through email & seasonal press previews to stay atop new trends, brand launches, & revenue opportunity.

Produce 1 beauty newsletter a week.

Analyze shopping performance. Brainstorm new collection pages themes that are SEO-driven, on-brand, & trending for R29 audience. Curate & merchandise 2 Collections a month.

What you have:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Relevant experience at a publication or digital media company where you focused on beauty, wellness, & shopping writing
  • A positive, intuitive/proactive, & collaborative mindset that wants to push shoppable content to the next level
  • Must be an excellent editor & writer, with a creative vision, & understanding of the R29 voice & style POV
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Organized & ability to work on daily deadlines

To be successful here you are:

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high volume team
  • Someone who enjoys problem-solving in an ever-changing environment
  • Motivated
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