Senior Creative Commerce Specialist, HuffPost

  • New York, NY
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, video, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged global community for opinion and conversation. The platform has 100,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real-time on the subjects about which they are most passionate. The Huffington Post is committed to covering our core editorial pillars -- news and politics, wellness, and solutions to the world's biggest problems -- and using every available tool and platform, including virtual reality and immersive storytelling, to inform, inspire, entertain and empower. With a global multi-platform audience, The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, India, Australia and the Arab world. The Huffington Post is part of AOL Inc.

Job Description

We are looking for an ambitious, creative thinker to help build The Huffington Post’s editorial commerce team from the ground up. This new team will experiment with platforms, strategies and growth tactics across all HuffPost formats in order to grow our affiliate marketing presence by creating shoppable stories. 

The position is goaled against revenue opportunities and will be based in New York City. The Commerce Specialist will work closely with both our editorial and business development teams. Our ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years, minimum, of writing and editing experience in a newsroom setting, with an understanding of and appreciation for internet trends and culture. 

The right person for this job will also be a goal-oriented problem solver; a news and entertainment junkie; an enthusiastic online shopper; and a go-getter who’s ready to be all-in on a small team with big aspirations. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Write, build and occasionally edit commerce stories that are engaging, entertaining and topical 
  • Distribute and promote those stories through various on-site and social media channels 
  • Set and hold yourself and the team accountable to aggressive goals 
  • Use data to inform decision making. 
  • Coordinate and maintain a robust editorial calendar that will inform editorial priorities
  • Handle multiple projects at once with varying deadlines 
  • Support relationships with third-party vendors
  • Be motivated, curious and self-starting 
  • Be ready and willing to pivot as we test new ideas 
  • Be a resource for the rest of the newsroom on commerce-related initiatives

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • 3 -5 years of writing/editing experience
  • Bachelors degree
  • Huge appetite for current events and pop culture
  • A team player with the ability to think creatively and collaborate regularly
  • A knack for writing shareable headlines and for packaging stories in a visually appealing way
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Experience working with affiliate link providers a plus!
  • Previous experience in product journalism or eCommerce is a plus

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.