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Location: USA Posted: May 10, 2024

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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 Commerce News and Deals team at Dotdash Meredith is looking for a smart, sharp writer to cover timely, food-related shopping content, including sale roundups, editor-approved items, single product reviews, and customer-loved trends. We need someone who understands online shopping, affiliate content, and the voices of our food brands, including Food & Wine, Allrecipes, EatingWell, and Serious Eats. They will pitch and write multiple stories per week from an editorial point of view, telling readers about the products our editors have selected as top performers in equipment reviews, and amazing deals they’ve found on the things our readers love most. Most importantly, they’ll use affiliate links in these stories so that customers can purchase those products. The right candidates will be knowledgeable about shopping online, parsing data to make informed pitch decisions, and creating search keyword-driven content. Assignment Details:40 hours a weekFive-month contract position with the potential to extend $35 per hourLocation: Remote - US Assignment Responsibilities:
  • Write one to two shopping stories per day, moving quickly to keep up with the pace of news and making timely decisions that keep the needs of the team moving forward.
  • Craft creative and thoughtful pitches related to timely topics, food news, sale events, and more.
  • Participate in testing at home and/or in our labs.
  • Build partnerships and work collaboratively with writers and editors on this team and others to meet shared objectives.
  • Reach out to high-quality experts to provide background information and quotes as needed.
  • Attend and participate in weekly team meetings.
  • A strong editorial writer well-versed in a variety of kitchen and lifestyle products.
  • Passionate about home cooking and kitchen gear. Culinary school and/or professional culinary experience or qualifications are a plus.
  • Knowledgeable about shopping, cooking, and the voices of Dotdash Meredith food brands.
  • Experienced with commerce content and affiliate linking.
  • Familiar with SEO and affiliate linking best practices.
  • Comfortable with digital media tools such as CMSes and Google Analytics.
  • Ready to take on new challenges, identify and seize new opportunities, and step up to handle tough issues.
  • Ideally, you have 2+ years related experience.
Part of the Commerce team spirit means embodying these core competencies:
  • Manage Ambiguity: You can comfortably deal with change and can decide/act without the total picture. You remain calm and productive while dealing constructively with problems that do not have clear solutions or outcomes.
  • Nimble Learning: You’re eager to actively learn through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
  • Self-Development: You want to seek new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels. You show a personal commitment to continuously improving, accepting stretch opportunities, and making the most of available development resources.
If interested, apply by emailing a resume, three writing clips, and a short cover letter detailing why you’re right for the job to Katie Macdonald ([email protected]) 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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