Mashable is obsessed with culture, entertainment, and tech. With 14.1 million average unique users and over 37 million social media followers, our mission is to be the most trusted purchase companion, helping users make the best decision for their interests and needs. Our smart, inclusive, spirited coverage gets people talking and answers readers’ most pressing questions about navigating their digital lives — and we reach a dedicated and influential audience worldwide. Future-facing and forward-thinking, Mashable is the expert on what’s trending now and next in connected culture.
Mashable is hiring an eager and enthusiastic Shopping Reporter to help lead our award-winning shopping coverage. The ideal candidate will be a committed, highly organized writer with prior writing/editing experience at a digital media brand, and is passionate about both service journalism and shopping content. Mashable’s shopping coverage is high-energy, wide-ranging, and accessible. We view ourselves as a resource and companion for audiences, helping them to make informed shopping decisions. This means finding and sharing incredible deals on must-have goods and services, testing products, writing product reviews, sifting through online reviews, and creating roundups or service-driven content that will be of long-lasting value to audiences. Our content strategy is informed by data, refined by editorial leadership, and aligned to Mashable’s editorial calendar. The Shopping Reporter will be primarily focused on a series of specific categories to be settled alongside their editor, but is a utility player who can just as easily cover topics outside of their beats. We’re looking for a solid writer who’s naturally curious and not afraid to have a strong take about what is or isn’t worth a buyer’s time. They’re a conversational writer who’s confident and careful when reviewing products, and are able to communicate their insights and opinions with authority.
The day starts when you scour the internet for the best deals and write stories rounding up the best sales for the day
You’ll lend your shopping knowledge to a series of reviews and roundups outlining “the best” of categories, plus shopping-focused utility and how-to stories that help our readers shop, stream, and spend their money more wisely
You’ll balance multiple projects on deadline, build relationships with press contacts, and serve as the owner for content updates within your categories
You will be expected to work during shopping holidays, including but not limited to Prime Day and Cyber Week
Optimize content from across the newsroom for Shopping best practices, including but not limited to: adding links, shop cards, deal lists, etc
Occasionally contribute to video projects as available and/or interested
You may be expected to build stories and perform other production tasks as needed
Our Culture and Values:
Every day, our brands reach millions of individuals across the internet. Through our content, tools, and perspectives, we ignite curiosity, nurture knowledge, and guide purchase decisions that empower the tech-driven lives of today. Our success in this endeavor is a direct reflection of our team members who embody qualities of curiosity, knowledge, and an unwavering passion for technology, products, culture, and the world at large. Collectively, we firmly believe that our diverse identities and experiences are our greatest assets. We wholeheartedly embrace our individuality and actively champion the multitude of perspectives present within our global teams. We labor with a clear sense of purpose to ensure consistent and predictable outcomes. We are proactive in adapting to the ever-evolving tech landscape, staying attuned to trends and insights that secure our relevance in both the present and future. Our results are born from the accountability we uphold for ourselves and our teams. Integrity is the bedrock of everything we do, extending to our content, solutions, communications, data, and insights, serving all our stakeholders with the highest standards of honesty and transparency.
Company-sponsored medical, dental, and vision insurance (including domestic partner coverage) + pet insurance
Flexible Vacation / Paid Time Off
Charitable Giving Programs that include Paid Time Off to volunteer and donation matches
Family Planning Programs like MAVEN Fertility Concierge
Paid Parental Leave (up to 16 weeks)
401K savings plan with employer match
Employee stock purchase program (ESPP)
Wellness Programs: Gym reimbursement, Lose It! and Calm subscriptions
Hybrid, Remote and Flexible work arrangements
Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can collaborate with teams across the company while making an impact in the areas that most excite you!
Ziff Davis is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
This is a union position covered by the NewsGuild of New York (LINK: https://nyguild.org). The salary range for this position is $60,000-$65,000.
Journalism experience and a desire to find the best deals and products around the web
A firm grasp on SEO best practices (and an eagerness to always learn more)
Super dependable and a genuine self starter with a positive, can-do attitude
Flawless grammar, spelling, and usage — plus a love for both the Oxford comma and the emdash
A power-user for whatever content management system, analytics tool, or intra-office software comes your way
The ability to multi-task multiple projects and deadlines