New York Times Commerce Editor in New York, New York

Job Description

We’re looking for a Commerce Editor who can bring an editorial vision to the Deals space that helps deal-driven readers save money wisely by identifying the right products for the right price.

Success is building and growing a community of readers who are seeking deals on the things that will make their lives easier and more enjoyable on a weekly—if not daily—basis by creating a distinctly Wirecutter approach to finding the things worth spending money on.

The right leader will be one who gets out of bed every morning excited by the idea of finding the best deals for our readers and is excited to work with the Wirecutter deals community to do so. This position reports to the Editor-in-Chief and represents an editorial view, but the right candidate should be excited to work with the Head of Revenue to build a significant revenue stream for Wirecutter while staying true to our mission and services readers.

This person must have the care and editorial instincts to fuse Wirecutter’s values on what makes a good product recommendation with a world where lower prices on the right things broadens what is worth buying. This position will have the ability to stretch beyond our current recommendations from our editorial team, finding opportunities where—in addition to form, function, and quality—driving factors can include taste, and surprise and delight.

Responsibilities :

  • Develop and execute Wirecutter's deals' strategy, including building a community of deals-driven readers who view Wirecutter as must visit destination to discover the best deals, working with the Editor-in-Chief and the Head of Revenue

  • Develop a set of heuristics for what qualifies as a Wirecutter deal (or how to define different kinds of deals) to be shared across teams

  • Partner with the Head of Revenue to develop an external partnership strategy for Wirecutter’s syndications and outside content partnerships at Wirecutter, and lead content executions associated with the plans

  • Leads the coverage plan of Deals Days (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Prime Day, Wirecutter Deals Day)

  • Works with SEO and Social to develop a strategy that allows Wirecutter’s deals coverage to rise in search and find an audience in social, respectively

  • Work with product, design and technology to identify opportunities for user experience and technology improvements to support the deals experience, community and business

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