Deals Writer, Wirecutter
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About the Position
Wirecutter is looking for an ambitious writer with an analytical mind to join our Deals Team. Every day, you’ll scour the internet to find the real deals on Wirecutter picks — leaving all the mediocre and straight-up phony discounts behind. You’ll write about the great deals you find and publish them on our deals page, and also post your findings and field reader questions on social media. This position reports to the Supervising Editor of the Deals team. This role has the potential to be remote.
Finding great deals for our readers: Scan internal and external deal sources for discounts on Wirecutter picks and evaluate them based on our standards
Creating affiliate links: Build and tag affiliate links with the appropriate tracking
Posting to the deals page: Write lean copy that gives readers perspective on deal pricing and relevant information from our review
Tweeting: Write copy for social media to alert our followers to great deals
Writing articles: write digests of the best deals of the day, single deal “love letters,” and articles offering reader-serving deals insights
Updating our price tracking: Coordinate with the deals team and larger editorial staff to maintain our price tracking data
Covering Black Friday, Prime Day, and more: Be an essential part of how we help readers avoid bad deals and find good ones during these mega-events
Pitch new article ideas and coverage ideas that can make Wirecutter Deals even more useful to its readers
Perform related work as assigned
Strong copywriting and editing skills
Familiarity with the Wirecutter voice and approach to deal coverage, and a passion for our journalistic standards and ethics
An analytical mindset and ability to leverage data and SEO resources
Ability to work with a remote team, with an emphasis on internal communications
Enjoys helping others and likes removing the marketing spin from deals to help readers get what they want and get on with their life
Must be able to work weekends if required.
This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Wirecutter and The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO.
Even with our office in New York City, Wirecutter remains a highly remote-friendly culture and is proud to employ incredible people across the country. Right now, we are eligible to hire in the following states: CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, ME, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA.
Wirecutter strives to be the most trusted product recommendation service on the internet. We obsessively test and report on thousands of items each year to recommend the best of everything. Our goal is to save you time and eliminate the stress of shopping, whether you’re looking for everyday gear or gifts for loved ones. We work with total editorial independence. That means nothing appears on the site as a recommendation unless our writers and editors have deemed it the best through our rigorous reporting and testing. Wirecutter was founded in September 2011 and acquired by [Register to View] target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The New York Times Company in October 2016. Wirecutter is mission-driven and reader-supported; learn more about us [Register to View] target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here.
Overview of Benefits at Wirecutter and The New York Times Company:
Though Wirecutter has a physical office in New York City, the company promotes and encourages a remote workforce, so that our employees can work in flexible and comfortable ways. We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program as well as tuition reimbursement. We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of affinity and employee resource groups and task forces across The New York Times Company and Wirecutter dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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