Full Time Job

Associate Editor, Underscored


New York, NY 03-18-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Job

WarnerMedia seeks an Associate Editor for CNN's reviews and recommendations section, CNN Underscored.

The ideal candidate has experience writing and/or editing deals and/or commerce content for a major digital publisher and has a knack for understanding consumer online shopping habits; they can easily discern which products should (and shouldn't) be recommended to the Underscored audience, and are particularly Amazon literate. They are keen on social media trends.

The Associate Editor will also work closely with the Commerce Editor to develop strategies for creating and updating deals content across CNN platforms.

The Daily
• Assist Commerce Editor in creation of daily deals content• Manage updates to existing deals stories
• Work with Commerce Editor to monitor price drops on specific products proven to be of interest to the Underscored audience
• Select deals for inclusion in Underscored newsletters
• Help curate featured deals for Underscored social channels
• With guidance from Commerce Editor, help lead Underscored's coverage of holidays and special events
• Write and/or edit 3-5 stories a week
• Ability to write with authority about a wide range of products, from tech to home to style
• Assist with assignments to freelance writers
• Brainstorm story and series ideas on a weekly basis• Communicate with SEO team to ensure our stories comply with SEO guidance
• Edit images in Photoshop to comply with our style guide
• Keep an eye on social trends (particularly IG/FB/TikTok)
• Experiment regularly to boost traffic and conversion rates

Level of Responsibilities/Accountability & Scope:
• Familiar with the latest digital commerce trends
• Strong grasp of the Underscored audience and voice
• Receives work in the form of short-term assignments that regularly require supervisory review
• Operates within the context of defined procedures

The Essentials
• College degree preferred
• Must have 2–4 years' experience writing content for a major publisher, ideally product reviews and recommendations (a roster of PR contacts is a plus)
• Flawless grammar & spelling
• Must be proficient in MS Office Suite
• Must be proficient in Photoshop
• Must have strong writing skills and be an innovative thinker
• Must be detail-oriented, organized and have strong communication skills
• Position reports to CNN Underscored Commerce Editor