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Forbes Vetted is seeking an experienced updates writer to join our growing ecommerce editorial team.
The updates writer will augment and optimize published evergreen content, aiming to maintain and improve content quality, conversion and rank across relevant categories (home, gifts and kids). A successful candidate will be a master at balancing strategy and creativity, with the ability to apply SEO best practices within commerce and informational content in a reader-focused way. Time management and prioritization skills are a must for this role, as it involves juggling a number of high-priority stories across sections. The updates writer for home, gifts and kids should also be experienced covering topics within these verticals; formal product testing experience in any of the above areas is a plus. This role will report to the Forbes Vetted updates editor, but involves collaboration with relevant category editors and the SEO and data teams.
Writing updates, plus fact-checking and optimizing top-performing content in designated categories, as assigned by the updates editor
Identifying and executing on areas of improvement within published content
Implementing SEO best practices while keeping reader experience in mind
Collaborating with category editors to maintain content quality across sections
Performing competitor and product research, and conducting expert and/or peer interviews to bolster authority of updates content(preferred)
Participating in sales event coverage, including potential shifts over holiday weekends like Memorial Day, Labor Day and Black Friday through Cyber Monday
The ideal candidate:
Has 1-2 years of experience writing search-friendly and strategic content in the consumer home, gifts and/or kids categories
Has a firm understanding of SEO best practices, and can optimize a story for conversion and search while keeping it readable and interesting
Has a basic understanding of commerce KPIs and can use them to gauge success and identify areas for improvement in a story
Can add a fresh and authoritative spin to content that’s been regularly updated, including sourcing and interviewing experts and incorporating quotes into copy
Can work autonomously and independently, but also enjoys collaborating with team members
Is incredibly detail-oriented, with excellent time management and prioritization skills
Has formal experience testing products specifically in the home, gifts and/or kids spaces (preferred)
Has familiarity with data and insights tools such as Looker, Google Ads and SEMRush (preferred)
The annual base salary range for this role is $60,000 – $70,000
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