NJ Advance Media

Commerce Writer

NJ Advance Media is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Commerce Writer to become part of an innovative team, leading initiatives around online shopping content as part of our growing affiliate revenue department.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of SEO best practices along with a business mindset geared toward driving significant and sustainable revenue. We want a passionate writer who is motivated and excited at the thought of growing a brand while informing readers, building audiences and generating revenue.

We’re committed to building a newsroom that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. In this position, you will be part of a dynamic and inclusive newsroom team for one of the country’s largest privately owned media companies. You’ll be supported by our leadership team, your colleagues, and our commitment to provide resources for your successful journalism career. 

In this role, you will:

  • Produce content specifically intended to help users find the latest online sales and best deals, as well as provide recommendations across a range of product categories and verticals, including home, fashion and tech
  • Write daily articles, newsletters and text message alerts to help users along their shopping journey
  • Track key metrics to ensure content is performing to goal
  • Edit stories on related topics from time to time

For this position we’re looking for candidates with:

  • A degree in Journalism, Communications or related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing, preferably including experience in commerce and affiliate revenue initiatives
  • A passion for digesting data and understanding audience metrics
  • Experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
  • A highly competitive, detail-oriented mindset and the desire to be part of an innovative team
  • A solid understanding of news writing, journalism ethics and story structure
  • The ability to work independently and remotely under deadline pressure, while prioritizing tasks appropriately
  • Clean copy, knowledge of AP style and the confidence to self-edit
  • Experience using social media to source and promote content

Advance Local offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off, flexible holidays and parental leave as well as options for your healthcare.

Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States, operates the leading news and information companies in more than 24 cities, reaching 50+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Fearlessness, and Customer Focus.

Advance Local includes MLive Media Group, Advance Ohio, Alabama Media Group, NJ Advance Media, Advance Media NY, MassLive Media, Oregonian Media Group, Staten Island Media Group, ZeroSum, The Alpha Group, Headline Studio, PA Media Group, and our Enterprise Digital Innovation team. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com.

Advance Local is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

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