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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2021
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theSkimm is hiring a full-time Commerce Writer to create content for its growing commerce vertical. Youll be responsible for creating shopping/recommendations guides as well as contributing to the Skimm Your Life newsletter. 


  • 2-4 years of experience working in lifestyle digital media 
  • 1-2 years of experience writing commerce/editorial affiliate content 
  • Source, write, & fact-check 2 to 3 commerce guides per week
  • Curate & write editorial Skimm Picks for Daily Skimm
  • Contribute to Skimm Your Life newsletter
  • Regularly brainstorm new content ideas  
  • Strategize content based on performance data


  • 2-4 years of experience working in lifestyle digital media 
  • 1-2 years of experience writing commerce/editorial affiliate content 
  • Excellent writer with the ability to write in the voice of a character
  • Experience analyzing data & metrics to inform strategy
  • Familiarity with the e-commerce landscape & online shopping trends
  • SEO knowledge/experience
  • Passionate about theSkimm & its mission
  • A self-starter & a team player


  • Experience with product testing & reviews
  • Experience writing for and/or growing a newsletter for a digital media company
  • Being a commerce & product junkie, obsessed with discovering new brands


  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits & 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking & diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter


theSkimm is a mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. Since launching in 2012, theSkimm has become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimmrs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way its audience consumes news & makes decisions. theSkimm's flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, & the company continues to innovate, finding new ways to Skimm everything from finance & careers to voting, wellness & downtime. theSkimms product suite has expanded to include two top-rated podcasts, Skimm This'' & 9 to 5ish, theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money & Skimm Your Life newsletters, a new virtual course series called SkimmU, & Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video & audio content. theSkimms first book, How to Skimm Your Life, was released in June 2019 & debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. 

And were not done. By continuing to grow the breadth of theSkimm offerings in the lifes necessity categories & expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content & audio, theSkimm ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation -- & the ones that follow --  in the most critical areas of their lives. 

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY with flexibility for remote work. While our employees are continuing to work remotely throughout the remainder of 2021, we are excited to return to HQ in New York, NY next year. Beginning in January 2022, the office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday & NY metro area employees will come together in person a minimum of 3 days per month. All other days are up to the discretion of the employee & they may go in as often as they'd like.

We will require vaccinations for anyone coming to our office. We are following CDC recommendations for any additional boosters, & will always follow CDC & NY state guidance on wearing masks in the office.

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