Commerce Writer for InStyle

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  • Offered salary

    $64,480 - $70,000/month

  • Career level


  • Qualification

    Bachelor Degree

  • Experience

    3 - 5 Years


Job Description

As the InStyle Commerce Writer on the evergreen team, you will be responsible for helping to create and maintain the beauty and fashion content on the site. Your main goal will be to write best of roundups for evergreen commerce libraries. This includes a focus on tested stories, coming out of our NYC lab as well as survey-based and on-staff editor testing.

This role reports directly to the Senior Commerce Editor (beauty) and also works with the Senior Commerce Editor (fashion).

About the Role

  • Write 10-12+ beauty and fashion stories per month
  • Help provide feedback on product lists and methodologies for upcoming product tests
  • Analyze insights and results after a test to select the best products to recommend
  • Pitch new best keywords and brainstorm other commerce concepts for the vertical
  • Work in conjunction with senior editors on the team to strategize long-term on how to target seasonal and high-priority articles at their peak times
  • Participate in product testing as needed in our New York City lab and at home
  • Collaborate with the beat editors, editorial, growth, and social teams to optimize our content for our readers and search
  • Assist our News & Deals team during peak holiday shopping events, as needed

About You

  • 3+ years of writing experience
  • A deep knowledge and understanding of the beauty and fashion industry
  • Ability to identify new trending products with a finger on the pulse of what InStyle readers are interested in
  • Has ideas about how to best deliver production recommendations and information that is modern and on-trend
  • Strong, proactive communication and organizational skills
  • A self-starter who can pivot seamlessly as new initiatives and directives are identified and adjusts processes accordingly
  • Ability to analyze testing results, distill the most pertinent data, and craft it into an engaging and informative product roundup or review
  • Open to new challenges and excited to grow within a fast-paced, expanding, and constantly evolving organization
  • Genuine enthusiasm in the beauty and style world, and eagerness to directly contribute to the growth of InStyle's evergreen commerce
  • Proficiency in project management tools like Excel, Google Sheets, Airtable
  • CMS experience required
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required

It is the policy of Meredith Operations Corporation ("Dotdash Meredith", "the Company") to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Accommodation requests can be made by email. The Company participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.

Pay Range Salary: $64,480 - $70,000

The pay range above represents the anticipated low and high end of the pay range for this position and may change in the future. Actual pay may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to work location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Dotdash Meredith's total compensation package for employees. Other compensation may include annual bonuses and short- and long-term incentives.

In addition, Dotdash Meredith provides to employees (and their eligible family members) a variety of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug coverage, unlimited paid time off (PTO), adoption or surrogate assistance, donation matching, tuition reimbursement, basic life insurance, basic accidental death & dismemberment, supplemental life insurance, supplemental accident insurance, commuter benefits, short term and long term disability, health savings and flexible spending accounts, family care benefits, a generous 401K savings plan with a company match program, 10-12 paid holidays annually, and generous paid parental leave (birthing and non-birthing parents), all of which may vary depending on the specific nature of your employment with Dotdash Meredith and your work location. We also offer voluntary benefits such as pet insurance, accident, critical and hospital indemnity health insurance coverage, and life and disability insurance.

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