Affiliate Writer

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Division: Editorial
  • Salary Currency: US Dollar
  • Department: Nationals

Company Description

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 + incentive bonus scheme

Are you a team player who's obsessed with helping readers discover products and services that help them live their best lives?

Do you understand how and when to create eye-catching content that will help people to save money and make an informed buying choice?

Do you know how to spot where trending content brings opportunities to create compelling, revenue-driving affiliate content?

If you answered yes to those questions, then we just might have the role for you!

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Affiliate Writer to play a vital role in our growing Newsroom Team, organising and distributing brilliant affiliates and consumer content to our US portfolio of sites. 

In addition to the salary and benefits package available, this role offers an incentive bonus scheme, paid quarterly, and structured around the delivery of annual revenue targets. This scheme has been designed to be both achievable and motivational as you look to craft an engaging consumer and affiliate content strategy.  

Reach Plc is the UK’s largest commercial news publisher. We’re home to more than 130 trusted brands, from national titles like the Mirror, Express, Daily Record and Daily Star, to local brands like MyLondon, BelfastLive and the Manchester Evening News.

Since the start of 2023, we have been building out our US operation, headquartered in New York, and now we are looking to add to our remote teams in California. We’ve launched three standalone brands in the Mirror US, Express US and the Irish Star, covering news, sport, entertainment, politics and lifestyle - all targeted at US audiences.   

We’re now entering a period of rapid growth, and are looking to add ambitious and dynamic talent to our teams. So if you enjoy a rapid pace, a flat structure and the opportunity to work in a scale-up environment backed by the resources of a large organization, Reach Plc could be perfect for you! 

Job Description

You will deliver high-quality, well-researched and accurate consumer content to agreed deadlines for local audiences, ensuring copy is optimized for affiliates at all times.

You will create engaging, audience-led consumer content, with particular emphasis on money-saving and deals content, delivering high quality articles that save readers money and provide authoritative advice on buying decisions.

You will be working as a part of the wider affiliates team where needed and share best practices on a regular basis, all while finding new ways to promote content off-platform and find new readers.

Shift Patterns & Working Location

This is an office based role working from our New York hub, we are therefore open to candidates based in or commutable to New York. 

Shifts are likely to be daytime only with early shifts starting from 8:00am EST and late shifts finishing at 5:00pm EST. We ask for a level of flexibility in the role as changes may be required around attending or covering events.


We are looking for someone with a demonstrable and quantifiable track record of delivering meaningful revenues from commercial affiliate partners, with an understanding of the commercial affiliates landscape. This includes customer trends, retailer dynamics and best practices.

You are proficient in analytical tools to help identify commerce opportunities and track content performance drivers. You’ll have first rate editing, writing and subbing skills, and enjoy the test of working to tight deadlines. You’re passionate about audience engagement and spotting consumer trends, with a strong understanding of social media and knowledge of the US digital publishing landscape. Experience of working in a digital newsroom and SEO would be beneficial.

Additional Information

  • 15 days of paid time off on an accrual basis per year, plus statutory holidays and 5 sick days - If you work on a statutory holiday you will receive a day in lieu.
  • 401k - Up to 3.5% employer contribution depending on your contribution
  • Personal Medical Insurance
  • Paid Leave for Maternity/Paternity/Adoption/ Caregiver/ Medical Leave
  • Employee Discounts - Save on hotels, concerts, sport events and more!
  • Access to FinFit via Paychex our HR system: Reduce financial stress with access to instant credit upon approval, tools to manage your money, and free financial counselling.
  • As an Inclusive Employer everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
  • Wellbeing support - including a 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP), dedicated Personal Assistants and Wellness programs
  • Awesome career opportunities - you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
  • We are also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested please apply early to avoid disappointment.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

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