3 months ago
Future’s eCommerce department is at the forefront of content, technology and user experience improvements within the company. A team of audience champions we make it our business to deliver the most seamless and natural user journey for our audience, We’re leading the way in commerce driven content, finding new ways to help our audiences find the best products at the best prices, Last year we drove £150m of retail sales via our sites , across wide ranging categories such as tech hardware, phone contracts,, homeware, fashion and computer software.
We constantly seek to evolve our proprietary eCommerce software Hawk, our eCommerce content and the relationships that we have with our retailers. We are a dynamic and data driven (some would say data obsessed) and are proud to be leading not just eCommerce within Future but setting the standard for the publishing industry.
You’ll be working across all our brands, but most of your time will be spent on TechRadar. TechRadar is one of the top technology brands globally, offering authoritative, unique and independent advice to our readers. TechRadar has seen significant growth over the last decade, becoming the No.1 Tech site in the UK, and now has its sights set on becoming No.1 Globally, something you can help achieve.
Job Summary & Purpose
We’re looking for a smart and commercially savvy journalist to join our award winning ecommerce editorial team in Bath. This is an unashamedly commercially-focused role working across our biggest global brands including TechRadar, Tom’s Guide and T3, and you’ll be joining a team at the cutting edge of digital journalism. Using unique price comparison tools built in-house, pioneering SEO techniques and content strategies, and a world class CMS system you will be charged with offering quality buying advice to an audience of more than 60 million people every month – pointing them to the best products and services, and finding them the best prices.
As our new Deals Writer/Editor (DOE) you will write and commission buying guides, deals and news content on a range of products and services like phones, broadband and software subscriptions. You will be responsible for managing some of our most important content, and driving some of the biggest traffic spikes our websites have ever seen around key events. You’ll also have the freedom to develop new content areas where you feel there’s space for one of our websites to step in and do a better job than the competition. This role is ideal for anyone looking for a fast-paced start to their career in journalism, or for someone more experienced who wants to make an exciting career change by joining one of the most successful and dynamic teams at Future.
Key role responsibilities:
* Taking the lead on key content areas including software and service buying guides
* Managing and writing some of the site’s most important eCommerce content
* Devising strategies to reach out to new audiences
* Unearthing and exploring new opportunities for content initiatives based on seasonal patterns, new trends, keyword research or eCommerce opportunities.
* Liaising and harmonising with other teams in the business whether that be audience development, affiliates or content teams
Essential skills and experience:
* Fabulous communications skills are a must
* Proven ability to write high quality engaging content
* An existing understanding of SEO best practises and the ability to quickly develop these skills
* Ability to use Google Analytics to report on and inform content strategies
* Able to interpret and use audience behavioural data to inform content strategy.
* An interest and expertise in technology and gadgets, including knowledge around the mobile phone and broadband market in the UK.
We are Future
Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers
We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives. Together, we connect people to their passions through the high-quality content we create and the innovative technology we pioneer. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join!
Future is the name behind market-leading brands in specialist sectors across technology, gaming & entertainment, music, creative & photography, hobbies, knowledge and home interest.
We’re dedicated to creating loyal fans of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. Our global reach is phenomenal with over 250 million consumers across 180 + world-leading brands. It’s an incredible privilege to have such a passionate audience base across our websites, magazines, social media and events.
But that’s not enough – we continue to add to our portfolio and restlessly look to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what can be done. We are developing leading-edge proprietary technology which is disrupting the media marketplace.
Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients, staff and shareholders. In a short space of time, Future has transformed into an innovative global media platform and the figures speak volumes:
Online audience growth
We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work with endless opportunities to forge a career. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, so we don’t have a Future HQ but a globally connected workforce across the UK, US, France and Australia
Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.
Let’s do this!
To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job!