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Commerce Writing Fellowship

The Details

Mashable is looking for an ecommerce writer with a passion for finding the best deals and products across technology, entertainment and culture, and an ability to share his or her excitement with readers in clear, compelling copy. The ideal candidate will be a conversational writer who is confident and careful when reviewing products, has a passion for the topic areas that Mashable covers, and can describe the pros and cons of any given item with conviction. Commerce content includes everything from awesome deals on must-have products to new and interesting items that just hit the market. You will use data, guidance from Mashable leadership, the Mashable editorial calendar, relationships with Mashable business partners and your own intuition to determine the products to feature in your content. Mashable will generate revenue from your content when readers purchase the products that are featured. This is part of a new program at Mashable that you will have a direct impact on shaping during your fellowship.

The duration of this fellowship is 1/15/18-5/25/2018 and is paid.  

The Day-to-Day

  • Write deal round-ups and make product recommendations, following the Mashable voice and style-guide
  • Research technology products, accessories, online courses, pop culture novelty items, entertainment merchandise, and other things that are worth our audience’s time and money
  • Interview Kickstarter campaign owners for original quotes and product information
  • Utilize Mashable’s analytics tools to track performance of commerce content and make recommendations for long-term direction of commerce offerings
  • Work with the Mashable audience development team to ensure promotion for commerce content

 

Must Haves

  • Someone who has writing/journalism experience and a desire to find the best deals and products around the web
  • Comfortable interviewing sources 
  • You should have an understanding of Mashable’s audience and writing style
  • A huge interest in shopping for great products and deals
  • Proficiency in Web Analytics
  • Flawless grammar, spelling, and usage
  • Basic level understanding of Photoshop and working in Content Management Systems
  • A positive, can-do attitude

 

About Mashable

Mashable is a media and entertainment company for superfans. We’re not for the casually curious. Our proprietary Velocity technology suite gives us the unique ability to combine creativity with data. Our entertainment series and editorial coverage are smart, clever, ambitious, in-depth and first. We devour culture and tech. Our ideas shape the future and we speak to new influencers — the early adopters who obsess with us around the globe.

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