Staff Writer, Commerce, Futurism

Recurrent Ventures - Remote

Job details Job Type Full-time Full Job Description

The Opportunity:

Futurism is looking for a full-time commerce reporter / staff writer. The site’s mission is to bring readers the world, the news, the products, and narratives of tomorrow, today.

The commerce reporter / staff writer will spend their time covering innovative, useful, and entertaining products and services for our readers. Our commerce team is dedicated to providing our readers with guides and reviews of the brands, products, and services that are worth their time and money.

This role will work directly with our team of in-house writers and editors and external experts to build our library of thorough, well-researched stories that help readers make smart decisions with their money. You’ll work on a broad range of topics within the home, health, technology, fitness, and electronics categories.

Sustainability is essential to our coverage. The ideal candidate will be excited to figure out how to best incorporate sustainable practices, goods, and gear into all of our coverage. Many brands claim sustainability, but we want our guides and reviews to help people tell the difference between marketing claims about sustainability and actual best practice.

The Responsibilities:

  • Have excellent writing, copy editing, and researching skills
  • Have a critical eye for recognizing pseudoscience, greenwashing, and separating marketing claims and facts
  • A passion for digital storytelling and voracious reading habits
  • Knowledge of industry publications to use as research for changes that affect products and advice in our coverage
  • Collaborate with our SEO team in our seasonal planning process, checking existing editorial for internal consistency, updating copy, and making corrections as needed
  • Use our content management system to write and update live editorial as well as publish new stories
  • Assist with big retail event coverage (Black Friday, Cyber Monday)
  • Closely monitor trends, new products, sales and deals, and consumer behavior to consistently pitch relevant ideas
  • Pitch, write, and update reviews and articles in and sometimes outside of your areas of coverage as necessary
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by your editors

The Person:

  • A passion for recommending the best products and services
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with our SEO and analytics teams
  • Understanding of or ability to learn Futurisms voice and approach to commerce / service journalism

The Benefits & Perks:

  • Medical, dental, vision & life insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote - work from anywhere!
    • Offices in Miami, San Francisco, New York, San Diego
  • Parental leave
  • Matching 401k
  • Equity package

Hiring & Equal Opportunity Statement

Recurrent Ventures provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or affiliation protected by federal, state or local laws. With a number of our media brands reporting on the military, veterans’ affairs, and topics facing the active military community, we are very supportive of veterans’ activities and highly encourage this community to apply.

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