ReedPop is seeking an Affiliates Writer to source and write buying guides for our deals site, Jelly Deals, and contribute content to our key websites Eurogamer, VG247 and Rock Paper Shotgun.
You will source and write articles on relevant products and packages for our audiences. The priority will be gaming deals like console bundles, TVs and PC hardware, but you will also find and post deals and guides on broader topics around lifestyle, culture and technology sectors relevant to our audiences readers, at all times with an eye on finding the best products at the best prices.
We pride ourselves on our deep understanding of our audiences and our reputation for reliable, industry-leading insight and it’s essential that our deals and buying advice lives up to these standards. The Affiliates Writer, under direction from the Commerce Editor, will create snappy, well-written and instantly useful product recommendations for our readers, and reach new audiences through search engine optimisation.
This is an ideal entry-level role for somebody with proven writing experience and a deep knowledge of gaming and consumer technology, who wants to be part of our central commercial content team contributing to a host of internationally-respected editorial outlets.
Writing several deal roundups on video games, consoles, tech services, and other products each day
Social posting multiple times each day on Facebook, Twitter and other relevant platforms.
Generating revenue through affiliate programs when users click and buy the products you write about
Researching interesting/unusual products that our users may find interesting
Writing guides on specific topics to help our users save money
Engaging in conversation with readers about deals and retailers
Tracking prices on products and researching redemption deals
Tracking the sales performance of products to see what our users are buying
Tracking article performance on Google Analytics
Being an authority on what a good price is and whether something is good value
Responding to readers’ messages and suggestions (growing the audience)
Experimenting constantly to improve your readership and conversion
Required Skills and Experience:
Prior writing experience, ideally in the gaming or technology field
Good understanding of search engine optimisation (SEO)
Knowledge on how to promote articles on social media
An understanding of the Gamer Network audience and how it differs across our sites
Knowledge of the current gaming market
Knowledge of current consumer hardware trends for gaming-related products such as TVs, sound systems and PC components
Desirable Skills and Experience:
Strong technical knowledge of current gaming and technology market
Experience in creating buying guides and affiliate content
Experience of Google Analytics
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.
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.