Commerce Editor

| Greater NYC Area

ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm is hiring a Commerce Editor to develop and implement strategy to grow our commerce vertical. Reporting to the Senior Director of Branded Content, you’ll join our growing editorial unit and work with the Director of Commerce and sales team to develop a robust commerce editorial program. You’ll write and edit engaging shoppable content in theSkimm’s signature voice across a variety of platforms including newsletter, web and social. You’ll be a guardian of the brand’s voice and tone while playing a critical role in helping this arm of the business grow. 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Develop editorial point of view for commerce and shoppable content
  • Assess existing commerce products and develop a cohesive plan to streamline our efforts cross-platform (newsletters, web, social, etc.) 
  • Use data, analytics, and 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 and shoppable content
  • Write and edit daily content about deals, product recommendations, and product round-ups, continually improving on content formats to drive traffic & sales conversions
  • Work with sales to develop and 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 and ecommerce sites
  • Develop and 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 and / or campaign assets

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • 6-8 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 and greatest products to recommend to our audience
  • Experience running a publisher’s 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 and metrics to inform strategy
  • Experience in media development and strategy
  • Knowledge of SEO 
  • Passionate about theSkimm and its mission
  • A self-starter and a team player

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Comprehensive insurance plans, commuter benefits and 401(k) starting on your first day
  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Flexible vacation policy and generous holiday observances
  • One Medical Membership
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Catered Friday lunches and monthly gatherings
  • A vibrant office environment full of books, couches and a roof deck 
  • Complimentary access to theSkimm’s growing suite of membership products 
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking and diverse group of people building a membership company that makes it easier to live smarter

ABOUT THESKIMM

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, and 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, and we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, and 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, and 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 and empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, and 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 and 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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50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

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Culture
Team owned deliverables
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Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
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Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
theSkimm provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
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