How-To Geek - Associate Commerce Editor - Full Time, Remote
LifeSavvy Media Ashburn, VA
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Are you an experienced writer and editor who would be comfortable working in a fast-paced, remote environment, managing a group of freelance writers to help ensure that we deliver the highest quality content? This might be the job for you!
In short, we're looking for a solid writer/editor to help manage freelancers who will be writing commerce content for our site and to write some of those articles. While we don’t require deep experience with computer technology, we do expect a basic understanding of the landscape (Windows, macOS, Android, iPhone, Chrome, etc.). You should also be comfortable editing our other writers and coaching them to help them become better writers.
What You’d Be Doing
Assuring that articles are accurate, well-organized, match what was actually assigned or pitched, and answer any additional questions the subject matter raises. Essentially, ensuring that the idea that was pitched is what ended up being written and that it is a quality piece of work.
Assisting our Editor-in-Chief in shepherding articles from pitch/assignment through the idea generation and draft phases. You'll be helping writers find the right angle in their ideas, fleshing out outlines, editing the drafts of those articles, and guiding writers through any needed revisions.
Occasionally writing articles yourself when the subject matter is appropriate.
Demonstrable experience writing commerce-related content. Some knowledge of technology is a definite plus. Think articles like “The Best Wi-Fi Routers” or “The Best Laptops for Working from Home”
Ability to dive into new subjects and learn them quickly
Ability to work one-on-one with writers on shaping their articles
Experience writing and editing commerce articles
Detail-oriented and deadline-focused, with a get-things-done attitude
Strong attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality
Ability to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience working in WordPress preferable
Basic working knowledge of SEO principles is a plus
About the Job
This job is a temp-to-perm position. During the initial evaluation period, which can last up to, but no longer than, 3 months, we are offering $25/hour at 40 hours/week.
401(k): Employer match up to 4%; eligible after 3 months of full-time employment.
Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision cost-sharing insurance plan.
Paid holidays: We offer the following paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
Non-Cashable PTO (Vacation and Sick Days): The Company offers 120 hours of non-cashable PTO for combined paid vacation and sick pay annually. Employee is permitted to only carry over 80 hours of Non-Cashable PTO each calendar year.
Remote and in-office work. You will be working from home and should have your own computer with reliable Internet access. You will also be expected to be in our office several days each week.
Must be legally allowed to work in the US, within commute distance of Ashburn, Virginia, and available to work during normal business hours.
Salary: $50K per year
LifeSavvy Media is an online media company, with a reach of over 30 million readers monthly. Our sites including How-To Geek, ReviewGeek, LifeSavvy, and CloudSavvyIT.
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