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Insider Picks: Buying Guide Editor

Editorial | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description
Insider Picks: Buying Guide Editor

Business Insider is looking for a talented buying guide editor to join our growing Insider Picks commerce team.

As more and more people shop online, it’s Insider Picks’ job to sift through the millions of products out there to highlight the few that will add value to our readers’ lives.

Our buying guides section crafts thoroughly researched buying guides with the best products you can buy online.

You can see our current library of buying guides here: http://www.businessinsider.com/category/insider-picks-guides

The buying guide editor will edit thorough and thoughtful buying guides from freelance writers and in-office reporters. The editor will also assist the updates editor in updating our existing (and ever-growing) library of 1,000+ buying guides to ensure the chosen products are still the best, the prices are correct, and the formatting is up to date. The editor will also add new products to older guides as needed.

There will also be opportunity to research and test products, and write new buying guides.

The ideal candidate has excellent editing, writing, and researching skills, thrives in a fast-paced environment, is focused and detailed, and has a passion for finding the best versions of products in every category. They are confident and careful when reviewing products and can describe the pros and cons of any item with conviction, while incorporating Business Insider's voice, style, and audience in the copy.

This is a great role for someone with editing and product journalism experience who wants to take on a mix of editing and writing.

Responsibilities:

  • Edit new buying guides and updates to existing guides
  • Manage a team of freelance writers
  • Update prices, formatting, product selections, and copy as needed
  • Write thoroughly researched buying guides
  • Pitch new guide ideas that will be a hit with our audience
  • Test products in every category from tech and home to fashion and pets
  • Sift through relevant products to find items that resonate with our audience

Qualifications:

If you bring editing, writing, and product-reviewing experience, and know how and where to find the best products around the web, this is a great job for you.

Additional requirements:

  • At least 2 years of editing experience
  • At least 2 years of product reviewing and testing experience
  • At least 2 years of experience working with freelance writers
  • A basic understanding of Business Insider’s audience and writing style, and a willingness to learn our style
  • A huge interest in shopping for great products and good deals
  • Flawless grammar, spelling, and usage
  • A basic understanding of Photoshop and HTML (more than basic is a plus)

How to apply:

To apply for the buying guides editor position at Business Insider, please submit the following information:
  • Your resume
  • A cover letter
  • Links to five published pieces
  • A list of the five best of a product (Example: The best iPhones are the XR, XS, XS Max, 8 Plus, and 8)

Insider Inc. offers competitive compensation packages complete with benefits.  

 

About us:

Insider Inc. is the publisher of INSIDER, Markets Insider, and 17 international editions of Business Insider, including the flagship NY-based US edition. The company pioneered a digital-native approach to news and information that is social and mobile at its core, for an ambitious and curious global audience that grew up with digital. The company launched in 2007, and in ten years, Business Insider has grown to become the most favorite business news brand in the world, when measured by reach. Insider Inc. reaches a global audience of several hundred million readers and viewers. The company also offers a subscription research service, Business Insider Intelligence (BII), that provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of digital topics. Every year the company hosts IGNITION, an influential media and technology conferences. Insider Inc. is a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE. We are always looking for talented, curious and motivated individuals to join our growing team.