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Commerce News and Deals Writer, Amazon Vertical


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Location: USA New York New York Hotel and Casino, 3790, South Las Vegas Boulevard, Hughes Center, Paradise, Paradise, Clark County, Nevada, 89109, USA Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Posted: Apr 14, 2024

Job Description

This assignment posting is for an Agency Worker opportunity with Dotdash Meredith. The Agency
Worker is paid by a staffing agency employer. Agency Workers will receive a W2 from the staffing agency
reporting their earnings for tax purposes.

The News and Deals Writer will join the Amazon vertical within the Commerce team and will create shopping content for several Dotdash Meredith brands — PEOPLE, InStyle, Food & Wine, Travel and Leisure, Real Simple, and more — focusing on deals and compelling products on sale. They will have the opportunity to write content covering all product categories, including fashion, beauty, home, food, and tech. This role requires someone who is passionate about writing, shopping, finding great deals, and can produce multiple articles per day, creating content that inspires Dotdash Meredith’s large audiences to make informed purchases.

Assignment Details:

This is a 40-hour/week contract position with competitive hourly rates commensurate with experience. The right candidate will have the option to continually extend their contract and may have the opportunity to join the team full-time. Writers must be based in the U.S. and be comfortable working remotely or near a Dotdash Meredith office (NYC, Des Moines, LA, Chicago).

Assignment Details:

  • Pitch and write multiple timely, deal-oriented shopping articles daily that generate strong affiliate revenue
  • Use data and analytics to brainstorm and guide content decisions
  • Collaborate closely with writers and editors on the Commerce team and across Dotdash Meredith
  • Keep up with all things related to Amazon, including new product launches and sales
  • Build own content within CMS
  • Research, reach out to, and interview experts to provide background information and quotes as needed
  • Attend and participate in weekly meetings
  • Prepare content for major shopping events, like Prime Day and Black Friday


  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment that works across multiple different brands
  • A strong, fast writer well-versed in; experience writing commerce content is a plus
  • Familiar with SEO best practices and have experience creating SEO-driven content
  • Familiar with the Dotdash Meredith portfolio, and able to adapt to numerous brand voices and writing styles
  • Experienced with digital media tools such as CMS (WordPress) and Google Analytics
  • Comfortable working with data and analytics, and conducting keyword research
  • Able to write compelling headlines that drive high engagement/page views
  • Excellent at communicating with others
  • Ideally, you have 2+ years related experience
If interested, apply by filling out this application and sending three writing clips and a one paragraph summary of your experience to Jessica Mattern at [email protected]. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Dotdash Meredith is America’s largest digital and print publisher. Our 40+ iconic and fast-growing brands harness the best intent-driven content, the fastest sites, and the fewest ads to help nearly 200 million people every month, including 95 percent of US women, make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, FOOD & WINE, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, Southern Living and more.

Please be aware of fraudulent recruiters offering opportunities at Dotdash Meredith. If you are in conversations about a job opportunity and wish to confirm its validity, please reach out directly to [email protected].

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