Full Time Job

Editor, Affiliate

Vice Media Group

New York, NY 07-19-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Role x Team:

The content led by the Affiliate teams across Vice Media Group refines the global marketplace for our audience with expansive, creative storytelling that is expertly researched and crafted with the intent to convert reader into shopper. We always put the audience's needs first and focus on products that will enhance their life. We consider any purchase - big or small - to be an investment.

The articles written by the Affiliate team operate separately from our editorial team, with the goal of generating revenue from sales of goods & services featured in the articles.This role is a non-union position that is not recognized by a collective bargaining agreement.

Role x You:

Edit commerce content and write a few articles a month that drives inspiration and conversation around shoppable service for the Vice audience. Optimize affiliate shopping stories to help achieve revenue goals and serve up quality in product picks. Work with affiliate team freelance contributors - help assign, edit, and optimize freelancers' articles.

In the short term…
• Edit at least 3 stories a day, not only improving clarity and grammar, but working with the writer to sharpen their voice, fact-check their claims, and structure their piece in the most compelling way
• Write at least 1 originally reported story a week (exact number based on your manager's discretion) that delivers sharp, inspiring, informational and humorous takes on the most compelling and emerging ideas, stories, brands, and conversations around shopping and products
• Help ideate and execute editorial packages and tentpoles, working with your Director on at least one package or tentpole a quarter

After 6 months in this role…
• Collaborate with the SEO, Social, and Email teams to optimize content
• Edit shopping newsletters and any supporting shopping-focused marketing efforts
• Train freelancers in CMS and best practices, voice, and market

• Maintaining a list of trusted freelancers, and help guide them writing shopping content in the Vice voice across various topics
• Conduct interviews with industry leaders, experts, and influencers
• Stay up to date on cultural zeitgeist conversations-we want this person to constantly be on the pulse, discovering big trends before they hit the mass market.
• Use search data, Google trends, cultural events, and affiliate retail sources to inform your content and product selection
• Be an enthusiastic member of the team, continuously offering fresh ideas and pitches
• Must be available to work during the biggest shopping events including: Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Week

You have these:
• Energized working in a fast-paced, high volume operation
• Collaborative and open to feedback in pursuit of constantly pushing content to new heights
• Comfortable writing first person experiences and reviews
• 3+ years of editing experience

We'd love if you also have these:
• eCommerce experience in publishing, platforms or networks
• A love for the VICE Media Group brand

Equal Opportunity Employer:

VICE Media (VICE.com, VICE Studios, VICE TV, Virtue, VICE News, Refinery29, PULSE Films, i-D) is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual, and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it's about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique, and that's what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.

This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7202q-3-236-225-157-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Vice Media Group

VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994,VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world.