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Deals Writer
The New York Times
Publication date: Dec 23rd
Job type: Full Time
Category: All others
Location: USA
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About The Position

Job Description

Wirecutter is looking for a writer to join our deals team. The ideal candidate has written online about sales and discounts, but if you’re an experienced writer and researcher who likes helping people save money, you’re off to a good start. Every day, you’ll find the real deals among all the mediocre and straight-up phony discounts and post them to our deals page. You’ll also post your findings and field reader questions on social media. This position reports to the Deals Editor and would require Sunday availability.

About Wirecutter

Founded in 2011 by journalists fed up with the time and energy it takes to shop, Wirecutter developed a simpler approach to giving buying advice: just tell people exactly what to get in one single guide. The company’s purpose: to help people find great things, quickly and easily. Through rigorous testing, research, reporting, and whatever means necessary, they create straightforward recommendations that save readers from unnecessary stress, time, and effort. We then monetize these guides by enabling our readers to easily purchase the products they are interested in.

Locations :

Even with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, Wirecutter remains a highly remote culture. We are are eligible to hire in CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA.

  • 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 on the deals page: Write lean copy that gives readers perspective on deal pricing and relevant information from the review
  • Tweeting: write copy for social media to alert our followers to great deals
  • Writing syndications: write digests of the best deals of the day for publication with our syndication partners
  • 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 retail events,
  • Creating new deal coverage: Pitch new article ideas and coverage ideas that can make Wirecutter Deals even more useful to its readers

  • Strong copywriting and editing skills
  • A familiarity with the Wirecutter voice and approach to deal coverage, and a passion for our journalistic standards and ethics
  • 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
This is a union position as classified by the News Guild of New York.

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.

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