Updates Writer, PC Team, Wirecutter (REQ-012436_New_York)
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About the position
Wirecutter is seeking an updates writer to help keep our catalog of PC, networking, and mobile consumer tech product reviews and recommendations useful and up-to-date.
As an updates writer, you will report to the Computers & Networking team’s supervising editor and work with a small group of writers and editors in a fully remote team. You’ll be making changes to live content owned by this team both proactively and reactively. You will be directly involved in our cyclical planning process, collaborating with writers, editors, and our SEO team to map out and execute on sweeps and updates for reviews and other posts, while also monitoring stock issues and other product news that affects our coverage. This role has the potential to be remote.
Update reviews with new information like upcoming changes to our recommendations, products that we look forward to testing, and recent or long-term testing notes
Scan industry news regularly for changes that affect products and advice in your areas of coverage, communicating swift responses to our readers with our editors and social media team
Be directly involved in our cyclical planning process, collaborating with writers, editors, and SEO strategists to map out and execute on sweeps and updates for reviews and other posts
Collaborate with copy editors, fact-checkers, photo editors, and producers to move changes through our editorial process
Systematically check and update existing reviews for internal consistency, flagging dated passages for revision and making corrections where necessary
Use our customized content management system to edit live reviews, follow process and stay up to date on best practices
Help maintain and improve our databases of everything we’ve published, tested, and recommended
Assist with updates for retail events (i.e., Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday), curated Wirecutter deal events, and other seasonal projects.
Pitch, write, and rewrite reviews and blog posts in and sometimes outside of your areas of coverage as necessary
Perform related work as assigned
Professional experience in online publishing or media, including related internships; Journalistic experience or training a plus
Experience with basic HTML and Wordpress, or similar online publishing platforms
Familiarity with other publications that cover consumer technology news and new products
Self-organized and motivated, with effective communication skills
Ability to work on deadline on multiple projects
Creativity in problem-solving
Enthusiasm for product research and testing methods
Experience working with remote teams and collaborative software appreciated
Please include your résumé/CV, a cover letter, and any writing samples you may want to submit with your application. You can only upload one file in the “Résumé/CV” box, so you should combine and upload your résumé, cover letter, and any other materials as one file.
This is a union position as classified by the News Guild of New York.
Even with our office in New York City, Wirecutter remains a highly remote-friendly culture and is proud to employ incredible people across the country. Right now, we are eligible to hire in the following states: CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, ME, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA.
Wirecutter strives to be the most trusted product recommendation service on the internet. We obsessively test and report on thousands of items each year to recommend the best of everything. Our goal is to save you time and eliminate the stress of shopping, whether you’re looking for everyday gear or gifts for loved ones. We work with total editorial independence. That means nothing appears on the site as a recommendation unless our writers and editors have deemed it the best through our rigorous reporting and testing. Wirecutter was founded in September 2011 and acquired by The New York Times Company in October 2016. Wirecutter is mission-driven and reader-supported; learn more about us here.
Overview of Benefits at Wirecutter and The New York Times Company:
Though Wirecutter has a physical office in New York City, the company promotes and encourages a remote workforce, so that our employees can work in flexible and comfortable ways. We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program as well as tuition reimbursement. We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of affinity and employee resource groups and task forces across The New York Times Company and Wirecutter dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
The New York Times Company and Wirecutter provide employees and their families access to a comprehensive suite of benefits that includes not only medical, dental, and vision coverage, but also programs that help support their wellness goals. We offer a full suite of work/life assistance benefits including a generous parental leave policy, which was recently expanded in response to employee feedback. Employees giving birth now receive 20 weeks of paid leave. Non-birth, including adoptive parents, spouses, and parents also receive 20 weeks of paid leave. In addition, we also offer 401k matching.
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