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Media, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019
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theSkimm is hiring a Commerce Editor to develop & implement strategy to grow our commerce vertical. Reporting to the Senior Director of Branded Content, youll join our growing editorial unit & work with the Director of Commerce & sales team to develop a robust commerce editorial program. Youll write & edit engaging shoppable content in theSkimms signature voice across a variety of platforms including newsletter, web & social. Youll be a guardian of the brands voice & tone while playing a critical role in helping this arm of the business grow.


  • Develop editorial point of view for commerce & shoppable content
  • Assess existing commerce products & develop a cohesive plan to streamline our efforts cross-platform (newsletters, web, social, etc.)
  • Use data, analytics, & market trends to develop a strategy for future commerce editorial products, project manage launches in coordination with broader commerce strategy
  • Create a long term editorial calendar for commerce & shoppable content
  • Write & edit daily content about deals, product recommendations, & product round-ups, continually improving on content formats to drive traffic & sales conversions
  • Work with sales to develop & implement a robust editorial affiliate program
  • Partner with Director of Commerce as the lead editor on all e-commerce efforts including, but not limited to physical stores & ecommerce sites
  • Develop & execute editorial programming around these efforts
  • Collaborate with editors across the content org to establish commerce opportunities within existing content
  • Support marketing on transactional copy requests for marketing emails & / or campaign assets


  • 4-6 years in digital media or content creation, with at least 2 years creating commerce content at a publisher
  • Experience at an ecommerce company is a plus
  • Obsession with finding the latest & greatest products to recommend to our audience
  • Experience running a publishers affiliate program
  • Strong understanding of the e-comm online landscape
  • Excellent writer with the ability to write in the voice of a character
  • Experience analyzing data & metrics to inform strategy
  • Experience in media development & strategy
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • Passionate about theSkimm & its mission
  • A self-starter & a team player


  • 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
  • Catered Friday lunches & monthly gatherings
  • A vibrant office environment full of books, couches & a roof deck
  • 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 membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, & take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, & we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, & on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, & more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed & empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, & more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives & we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY.

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