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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022
 
   
 
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Shopping Writer at The Cut/New York Magazine

The Cut is looking for an online shopping-obsessed shopping writer with great taste & an eye for good buys, specifically interested in writing about home design; wellness, as well as some fashion & beauty. In this position, you will write & produce compelling stories for The Cut across the lifestyle section helping our readers find the perfect thing for their living space. Your purview will include sales/deals stories, SEO-optimized shopping stories, & big tent-pole events, such as Black Friday or Prime Day. In addition to being a creative & ambitious self-starter with a fun & witty writing voice, you should also be comfortable using data analytics tools such as Google Analytics & Google Trends to monitor & report monthly traffic & e-commerce goals & identify new growth opportunities for the site. This role will write to the senior shopping editor. 

WHO WE ARE

New York Magazine obsessively chronicles the ideas, people, & cultural events that are forever reshaping our world. The New York brand includes the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print, & six thriving verticals: Intelligencer, delivering national news & sharp commentary on politics, business, technology, & media; the Cut, covering the conversations that matter most to women today; Vulture, the premier destination for culture news, criticism, & service; the Strategist, dedicated to shopping the internet smartly; Curbed, covering cities & city life; & Grub Street, home to food news & authoritative restaurant criticism.

New York Magazine is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about whats now, whats next, & whats possible.

As a community of journalists & storytellers, business professionals, creators & technologists, we believe it is a moral & business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, & inclusion throughout our organization & media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, & our platforms, products, & partnerships.

WHAT YOULL DO

  • Write & produce fun & compelling shopping roundups, buying guides, sales stories, & other e-commerce content across verticals
  • Strategize with the SEO & e-commerce teams to pitch, create, & optimize e-commerce content
  • Work closely with our senior shopping editor Bianca, & Joanna, The Cuts Deputy Style editor, & senior shopping editor, to execute e-commerce-driven stories across verticals
  • Keep top-earning commerce stories up to date
  • Keep an eye on our affiliate revenue goals & help us achieve them

WHO YOU ARE

  • You have 2 to 3 years of experience writing e-commerce editorial content
  • You have a keen eye for spotting trends & an understanding of what kinds of products resonate with The Cut audience 
  • You are organized, digital-savvy, & comfortable with data-driven content creation
  • You are a sharp, funny, clean writer, & a creative editor
  • You are passionate about online shopping
  • You have experience juggling several goals at once, from SEO to e-commerce to traffic
  • You have a good understanding of digital media
  • You have an interest in or experience working with data analytics tools

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! Weve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, & sommeliers who became writers.

WHERE YOULL WORK

This job is located in New York. Were dedicated to the health & wellbeing of all of our employees, & when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.

WHY VOX MEDIA?

WHAT WE OFFER

This is a full-time job. This position is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.

OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves & create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products & services come from people with all manner of backgrounds & experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work & sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights & best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency & communication. Learn more about our values here, & our approach to corporate citizenship here

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer & qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (recruitment@voxmedia.com).

WHAT COMES NEXT

You can apply by sending us a resume, relevant clips, and, in lieu of a traditional cover letter, 800 words describing one recent night out somewhere unforgettable to show us why we must hire you for this frankly insane opportunity. Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from @voxmedia.com email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, & how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.

 
 
 
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