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Senior Editor, Commerce.

New York City Metropolitan Area

Full time

The Arena Group seeks a Senior Editor, Commerce to play a key role in executing our centralized commerce team’s News & Deals content strategy across our portfolio of brands, including Men’s Journal, The Street, and Parade. The ideal candidate is a digital-savvy editor with proven experience in a range of lifestyle/commerce topics, including but not limited to home and garden, consumer electronics and apparel. A great cover letter or portfolio of examples would reflect your acumen in these topics, and in particular, the areas where you could shine. Duties will include deal and product news sourcing, assigning and editing new content, updating and optimizing existing content, maintaining an edit calendar, and writing stories as necessary. The ideal candidate is a product enthusiast with an ability to discern compelling deals and communicate their value proposition. Must be willing to work nights and weekends for key shopping tentpole events such as Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This position will report to the Executive Editor, Commerce.

The Arena Group’s expected annualized base salary range for this position is currently $75,000-$95,000. Actual salaries will vary based on multiple factors including, but not limited to location, education, experience and other factors permitted by law. The listed salary range is but one component of The Arena Group’s total compensation and benefits available to its employees.

Please note: due to the volume of applications we receive, only applicants selected for consideration will be contacted.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assign and edit commerce content across our brands, including news and deals posts, evergreen roundups, and single-product reviews that deliver trust-worthy recommendations for our audiences
  • Monitor daily news cycle and promotional events to flag commerce opportunities
  • Edit clear, compelling, voice-y and accurate stories on tight deadlines
  • Use analytics & research tools such as Trackonomics, Google Analytics, Google Trends, Ahrefs, SEMrush, Parsley, etc. to monitor story and topic performance
  • Update and optimize existing stories to make sure the content is recent, accurate, and delivering useful service to our readers
  • Develop a roster of writers who can produce high-quality commerce stories across topics
  • Write and build stories in the CMS as needed

What You’ll Bring:

  • 5-7 years’ experience working in a fast-paced digital environment with increasing editing/assigning responsibilities, ideally 3+ years in the commerce space
  • Strong angling and formatting skills and excellent judgment as to what drives audience across various digital platforms
  • Strong knowledge of trends and new products, an ability to foster relationships with brands and PR agencies is a plus
  • An understanding of and enthusiasm for identified categories and how to create compelling, conversational and approachable shopping coverage
  • Knowledge of digital content best practices, including SEO, AP Style, and data interpretation
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Collaborative, team-oriented and well-versed in building strong relationships with internal collaborators
  • Ability to write and edit fast, without compromising factual information or brand integrity
  • A sense of fun, urgency, and a can-do attitude
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
  • Located in the NYC-area preferred, with in-office work 3 days per week

Snapshot of Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and, Vision Coverage
  • Retirement Savings Plan (401K), with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Reimbursement for business cell phone use per company policy
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 12 Paid Holidays

About Us:

The Arena Group (NYSE American: AREN) is an innovative technology platform and media company with a proven cutting-edge playbook that transforms media brands. Our unified technology platform empowers creators and publishers with tools to publish and monetize their content, while also leveraging quality journalism of anchor brands like TheStreet, Parade, Men’s Journal, and HubPages to build their businesses. The company aggregates content across a diverse portfolio of over 265 brands, reaching over 100 million users monthly. Visit us at thearenagroup.net and discover how we are revolutionizing the world of digital media.

The Arena Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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