Editorial & Publishing

Commerce Editor - ReedPop

Location: 
Brighton United Kingdom
Hours: 
35 hours / week
Contract Type: 
Regular
Schedule Type: 
Full Time
Job ID: 
R24806

ReedPop is seeking a Commerce Editor to create and manage buying advice for our digital portfolio, based on our deals site Jelly Deals but working across our core sites of Eurogamer, VG247, Rock Paper Shotgun, and Dicebreaker.

The successful candidate, supported by the Commerce Writer, will be finding and curating deals and buying advice for our existing audience of over 60 million monthly users in the UK and US, and creating in-depth, trusted guides for a global audience reaching them via search. This is a role with considerable potential for growth.

The primary focus will be gaming-related products and services - ReedPop's editorial output is built on trusted, in-depth coverage of the gaming sector, and it’s vital that our buying advice lives up to our reputation - but the Commerce Editor will also be identifying and posting deals and buying advice that suits the broader interests of our audience, including technology and lifestyle products. 

As the leader of the commercial content team, they will drive the creation of commercial content across our core sites, manage the Commerce Writer and a team of contractors, monitor the performance of content and generate regular reports and guidance for the business. 

This role requires existing experience in online writing and publishing, particularly in SEO, and would suit an established section editor or senior writer looking to take the next step in their career as part of a market-leading and fast-growing media company.

Responsibilities include:

  • Sourcing and posting deals and offers that our audience will be interested in, across our core sites

  • Organising and creating buyer’s guides and deals content, assisted by the Commerce Writer

  • Identifying new opportunities and creating features and coverage around them, including seasonal events and new product launches

  • Liasing with the Editors-in-Chief across the business to ensure timely posting of relevant articles

  • Ensuring that commercial editorial is relevant and valuable to our audiences, and finding new opportunities and content ideas

  • Directing and managing the Commerce Writer, as well as commissioning and editing a team of freelancers and contractors

  • Tracking, analysing and reporting on performance of commercial content for the management team

  • Driving the growth of the commercial content team, as directed by the Audience Development Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated self-starter, who is ready to contribute to our biggest and most respected websites and establish a new editorial team within the business. It requires close relationships with multiple internal teams, including editorial, tech and audience. 

Required skills and experience

  • Proven experience in digital writing and publishing, with commercial content experience an advantage 

  • Ability to work as part of a team, and build effective relationships with multiple editorial teams across the business

  • Great communication skills for working with stakeholders internally and externally

  • Deep understanding of SEO 

  • An understanding of the ReedPop audience and how it differs between sites

  • Knowledge of the current gaming and consumer technology market

  • Knowledge of Google Analytics

  • Knowledge of content management systems

Desirable skills and experience

  • Deep knowledge of the current consumer technology and gaming market

  • Existing experience with affiliate tools and networks such as Skimlinks, Awin, Rakuten etc

  • Knowledge of Wordpress and associated SEO tools such as Yoast

  • Experience of managing writers or leading an editorial team

  • Understanding of social media and how to build an audience on Twitter, Facebook, etc.

  • Experience in building, managing and editing a team of editorial contractors and freelancers.

About ReedPop

As a global pop culture media business, ReedPop has an extensive stable of respected editorial websites, event brands and video channels. Our editorial brands range from mainstream videogame sites to more specialist brands dedicated to the games business, PC gaming or board games, etc. Our success has come from creating authoritative, trusted content for global audiences.

Please visit www.reedpop.com to find out more.

Apply

If you can demonstrate that you have the passion and knowledge to take on the role described above, we’d love to hear from you!

While we welcome all applications, you must be able to include examples of your written work, especially any content that might be relevant for affiliates content - perhaps links to published articles or any other relevant material such as a blog or personal portfolio, linked in your CV or Cover Letter. This is the main thing we will be looking at to evaluate your application, along with your CV.

We have a Brighton UK office location, and this role can be based either there, or remotely from within the UK.

Please use the link below to apply via our corporate site. Please include a cover letter to upload along with your CV, if you choose, but be sure to include some links to a portfolio or work examples in your CV or cover letter.

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