Lifestyle Writer, Commerce

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Employment Type: Full-Time
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<p><strong>Lifestyle Writer, Commerce (Refinery 29)</strong></p>
<p><strong>ABOUT VICE MEDIA GROUP</strong></p>
<p><a href="https://company.vice.com/">VICE Media Group</a> is the world’s largest independent youth media company.  Launched in 1994, VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 21 offices around the world.  VICE's content has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts &amp; Sciences, Peabodys, Golden Globes, Sundance Film Festival, George Polk, Scripps Howard, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, James Beard and Webbys, among others. </p>
<p>VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes<a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us"> Refinery29</a>, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women;<a href="https://www.pulsefilms.com/">  PULSE Films</a>, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; <a href="https://i-d.vice.com/en_us"> i-D</a>, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and<a href="https://garage.vice.com/en_us"> Garage</a>, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design</p>
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<p><strong>VICE x Team</strong></p>
<p>Refinery29 is the leading digital media and entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 249 million across all platforms. Our mission is to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, and claim their power by providing optimistic and diverse creativity, storytelling, and points of view. We deliver style and substance to an audience that's highly engaged across a variety of devices and destinations, from the original video and editorial features, to live experiences and social storytelling. Please visit<strong><a href="http://www.refinery29.com/"> www.refinery29.com</a></strong>,<strong><a href="http://www.refinery29.uk/"> www.refinery29.uk</a></strong>, and<strong><a href="http://www.refinery29.de/"> www.refinery29.de</a></strong> for more information and to browse content.</p>
<p>Content spearheaded by the Commerce team refines the global marketplace with creative storytelling that is expertly researched and crafted to convert R29’s smart, driven, and stylish readers into loyal shoppers.</p>
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<p><strong>Role x You</strong></p>
<p>As the Lifestyle Writer you will expand on shoppable service and experiential content for millennial women across home, travel, entertainment, and deal-hunting categories. With a pulse on pop culture, you will discover, track, redefine, and create market trends — sourcing what’s next from brands, influencers, Instagram, experts, and all walks of The Market Hunt. Using sharp storytelling and R29’s wink, you will educate readers while also inspiring them to shop.</p>
<p><strong>In the short term</strong> …. You will write 2-3 shopping stories per day (original content, trending pieces, and updates). Collaborate with the Commerce and Editorial teams to execute fresh, elevated, voicey, and shareable content. And Produce 1 shopping newsletter a week</p>
<p>But <strong>after 6 months in this role</strong> … You will work with the Commerce Director to meet monthly revenue goals through shopping performance analysis. Represent R29 at lifestyle-related events (market appointments, affiliate meetings, and applicable press trips.</p>
<p><strong>And after a year…</strong> You will conceptualize innovative features, landmark series, and SEO-driven content within the revenue-driving vertical. Conduct interviews with industry leaders and influencers. And Maintain PR and affiliate relationships to stay ahead of trends, brand launches, and revenue opportunities</p>
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<p><strong>Qualifications</strong></p>
<p><strong>You have These:</strong></p>
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<li>Bachelor's Degree</li>
<li>2+ years of relevant experience at a publication or digital media company where you focused on lifestyle and travel categories and shopping writing</li>
<li>A positive, intuitive, proactive, and collaborative mindset that is eager to push shoppable content to the next level</li>
<li>Market knowledge and an understanding of R29’s unique voice and style POV</li>
<li>Excellent written, verbal, and creative-vision skills</li>
<li>An organized ability to work on and meet timely deadlines</li>
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<p><strong>To be successful here you are:</strong></p>
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<li>Comfortable working with a fast-paced, high-volume team</li>
<li>Someone who enjoys problem solving in an ever-changing environment</li>
<li>A motivated self-starter </li>
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<p>We want to find people who believe in our goals, and feel inspired enough to grow while they’re here to fill the role, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got. To learn more read the <a href="https://viceguideto.vice.com/" target="_blank">VICE Guide to VICE</a></p>
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<p><strong>Working at VICE</strong></p>
<p>VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” difference, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture and business.</p>