News UK, Senior eCommerce & Affiliates Writer

3 days left

Recruiter
Commercial
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 May 2021
Closes
17 Jun 2021
Ref
Claire
Industry
Journalist
Sector
Nationals, News
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are: News UK & Ireland is a phenomenal company full of talented, dedicated, and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever growing organisation with a real passion for quality content and storytelling. Our digital and print products include some of the most powerful media brands in the world, reaching over 30 million people each week. Our brands include national newspapers - The Sun, The Times, and The Sunday Times.  Radio Stations under the Wireless Group umbrella, comprising of talkSPORT, talkRADIO, Virgin Radio and several regional radio stations. 

Your team: Situated within News UK’s commercial department (The Bridge), the Strategic Development team is tasked with driving revenue through expertise, thought leadership, and innovation whilst creating the foundations for future revenue streams. You will report into the Lead Editor- eCommerce and Affiliates and work closely with individuals from the team as well as key stakeholders from our broadcasting businesses.

Your role: Senior eCommerce & Affiliates Writer 

As Senior Writer-eCommerce and Affiliates, you will be responsible for writing and publishing best in class commerce content across all sections of the business. An experienced newsroom journalist and strong self-starter, you will bring strong commercial acumen to editorial endeavours, ensuring best practice across the newsroom and being responsible for driving revenue and yield across key sections and projects. 

 

Day to day you will: 

  • Work closely with the Lead Editor to develop and build the editorial strategy for all BAU content across the sun.co.uk

  • Write and publish flawless eCommerce and affiliate content, ensuring key section tone and style guidelines are adhered to 

  • Take strategic responsibility for assigned sections, commissioning where appropriate 

  • Take shared commercial responsibility for assigned sections, ensuring editorial stakeholders are producing best in class content

  • Create/commission partnership content for key endeavours (CTM, Amazon etc), ensuring section specific tone and style  

  • Commission BAU content where appropriate and budget permits

  • Work closely with the publishing sales team in order to support pitches where appropriate 

  • Take guidance from the Commercial SEO lead in order to commission and publish content that resonates with our audiences and traffic sources 

  • Work towards traffic, revenue and engagement targets, ensuring key metrics are achieved across all areas of work

  • Have an in-depth understanding of commercial arrangements and the importance of these, and how they are applied day to day 

  • Write, Commission, edit and publish with ASA and CAP code regulations front of mind, ensuring compliance with these at all times

  • Keep abreast of market trends across the ecommerce and affiliate landscape, regularly sharing these with peers and key stakeholders

 

Key Skills

  • An expert knowledge and understanding of the ecommerce and affiliate editorial space, with significant experience in a similar role 

  • A confident self-starter, with the ability manage own workload 

  • Strong commercial acumen and the ability to meet targets 

  • Confident presentation skills

  • Strong stakeholder management skills both internally and externally 

  • Excellent communication skills both internally and externally

  • Expert understanding of the competitive landscape

 

 

Life at News

 

At News UK some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

 

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I  strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes.  We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group. 

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support. 

 

In addition we also offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;

  • 25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;

  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.


We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate. 

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