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Writer, Commerce (Remote)

United States

First Look: Commerce Writer

The Arena Group is seeking a Commerce Writer to play a key role in building our central commerce team’s content across Men’s Journal, The Street, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, Parade, and more. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in a range of lifestyle topics, including style, fitness, travel, beauty, and tech. If hired, you would be responsible for writing stories that cover a range of topics quickly and accurately across The Arena Group’s portfolio of brands. Duties will include writing new stories and updating and optimizing evergreen content. The ideal candidate has experience writing commerce content in a high-volume, fast-paced environment, including news and trends pieces as well as long-form evergreen roundups. Must be willing to work nights and weekends as necessary. This position reports to the Senior Commerce Editor. 

The Arena Group’s expected annualized base salary range for this position is currently $55,000-$70,000. Actual salaries will vary based on multiple factors including, but not limited to location, education, experience and other factors permitted by law. The listed salary range is but one component of The Arena Group’s total compensation and benefits available to its employees. 

Please note: due to the volume of applications we receive, only applicants selected for consideration will be contacted.


What You’ll Do

  • Pitch daily to the Senior Editor, Commerce Content
  • Write 2-4 commerce stories a day with the ability to pivot quickly if a more pressing priority arises
  • Produce high-quality commerce content that delivers service and value to our readers
  • Monitor daily news cycle and flag commerce opportunities
  • Use analytics & research tools such as Trackonomics, Google Analytics, Google Trends, Ahrefs, Parsley, etc. to monitor story and section performance
  • Update and optimize existing stories with fresh info to keep commerce content up-to-date and useful for readers
  • Work closely with team members on tentpole events like Prime Day and Black Friday/Cyber Monday


What You’ll Bring

  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a fast-paced digital environment with increasing editing/assigning responsibilities, ideally in the commerce space
  • Knowledge of digital content best practices, like SEO, AP Style, and data interpretation
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Collaborative and team-oriented
  • Ability to write fast, without compromising factual information, brand integrity, or voice
  • A sense of fun, urgency, and a can-do attitude
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field


Snapshot of Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and, Vision Coverage
  • Retirement Savings Plan (401K), with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Reimbursement for business cell phone use per company policy 
  • Employee Stock Option Plan (Publicly Traded Company - AREN)
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 12 Paid Holidays

The Arena Group (NYSE American: AREN) is an innovative technology platform and media company with a proven cutting-edge playbook that transforms media brands. Our unified technology platform empowers creators and publishers with tools to publish and monetize their content, while also leveraging quality journalism of anchor brands like Sports Illustrated, TheStreet, Parade, Men’s Journal, and HubPages to build their businessesThe company aggregates content across a diverse portfolio of over 265 brands, reaching over 100 million users monthly. Visit us at thearenagroup.net and discover how we are revolutionizing the world of digital media.

The Arena Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Technology platform and media company with a proven cutting-edge playbook that transforms media brands.

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