Mercator Advisory Group
Mercator Advisory Group is the trusted advisor to the payments and banking industries globally, charting the course for sustained growth and profitability. The firm was founded in 2003 and offers both continuous advisory services through our annual research membership as well as custom consulting services. Through these services Mercator Advisory Group provides unparalleled, independent and objective analysis that assists our clients in uncovering new market opportunities and optimizing current strategic initiatives for maximum revenue generation and cost containment. Our commitment and exclusive focus on the payments and banking industries enables us to consistently provide highly relevant content and exceptional value.
PaymentsJournal is a Mercator Advisory Group owned and operated website that keeps payments and banking professionals informed through ongoing delivery of the latest news, industry blogs, research, case studies, executive interviews, and analyst insights. The website was relaunched in fall of 2017 and saw a dramatic increase in traffic in 2018. The website continues to see strong growth in 2019. PaymentsJournal’s affiliation with the best market research firm focused exclusively on the payments industry is a unique differentiator that allows it to provide superior content making it the ideal destination for anyone seeking information on a broad range of payment related topics.
Job Description: Staff Writer
Mercator Advisory Group is looking to add an individual to the PaymentsJournal.com team. This position will report to the Payments Journal Product Manager. The main responsibility for this role will be to write a variety of news/feature content articles for publication on the website. It is also expected that in addition to creating content for the website that this position will work collaboratively with the other members of the team to help with the day to day operations.
1. Sourcing, researching, and writing high quality pieces covering the payments industry in a variety of formats, including, short form news posts, long form feature content and as well as other data driven content.
2. Find & Source relevant news stories from the web and distribute to Mercator analysts for comment
3. Support the product manager with various tasks including:
I. Publishing articles on paymentsjournal.com
II. Generating & Publishing content on social media
III. Assisting with the compilation of the daily newsletter
IV. Gathering news/data from subscription sources and distributing to team as requested
The ideal candidate brings demonstrated written and oral communication skills, is detailed oriented, punctual and dependable, as well as willing and able to take the initiative and be a team player. This role requires the ability to meet productivity standards as well as completing work in a timely manner and work under deadline. He or she will also have fluency in the use of Microsoft Office products, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel. An interest in, and desire to learn about, the payments industry is important, although prior experience in payments operations is not required.
Candidates must be fluent in English. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is also required.
Please be prepared to provide writing samples upon request.
Optional Skills: Any experience with, SEO & Keyword Research, HTML, CMSS, and Wordpress would be a plus.