The Dodo is looking for a highly skilled writer to join its new commerce team. On a day-day-basis, you’ll own pitching, researching and writing articles for a variety of business-oriented verticals, including affiliate marketing and pet wellness pieces. You will ensure all content meets brand standards for voice, trustworthiness and monetization optimization. You will also use your industry knowledge to participate in discussions around coverage areas, packaging and strategy.
We are looking for someone with superb writing and grammar skills and an exceptional track record of success in affiliate commerce and/or SEO content. The successful candidate will be creative and adaptable, and able to channel the Dodo brand into a fun, relatable, identifiable written voice. But you will also ground your work in analytics and best practices, have a keen eye for business and always be thinking about how to optimize for monetization.
You are intensely reliable and accountable; you can work quickly and independently but welcome feedback from a collaborative team environment; you are positive and can-do even under pressure; and you are motivated by change and success and always want to stay two steps ahead of industry and brand best practices.
Most of our content will be targeted at pet owners, so applicants who have pets, past or present, are a huge plus.
- Writing affiliate articles for all animal lovers, particularly pet parents, that drive clicks and contribute to significant revenue stream
- Writing fun, informative pet wellness pieces that build an engaged, trusting audience of pet owners
- Owning all aspects of article production, including pitching, researching and packaging
- Obsessing over data and analytics to optimize articles, and help build team best practices on both creative and monetization fronts
- Writing copy for company projects and initiatives on an as-needed basis
- SEO optimization on front and back ends
- 2+ years experience in writing affiliate and SEO-driven content, with a quantifiable track record of achievement
- Excellent writing and grammar skills
- Creative voice that can adapt itself to a variety of platforms and content types, while staying true to the Dodo brand
- Ability to marry creative skills with a deep understanding of business and analytics goals
- Reliable and independent self-starter, but with a positive and team-friendly attitude
- Love of animals and familiarity with the Dodo brand — pet owners are a plus
Who is The Dodo?
The Dodo is the world’s #1 animal brand and the most engaged-with media brand globally across all content genres. We’re obsessed with creating fun, entertaining, emotional content that makes people fall in love with animals. We’re looking for committed, proactive and positive people who want to help build our brand and grow with our company. We offer competitive pay, medical insurance, and perks like working from home on Fridays. Office culture and work-life balance are very important to us, and bringing your dog to work is encouraged! Our team is made up of enthusiastic, ambitious people who like to help animals and have fun in the process.
We have amazing people. We can promise you’ll work alongside some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. Our people work hard but we always have fun doing it. From pride to wellness to diversity, employees lead clubs that matter. We also know how to host a top-notch happy hour. Bottom line: we care about each other and we take our values seriously.
We value development. We are a high-performance organization that challenges itself to continuously grow. We invest in employee development. You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better once you’re here.
We care about you. We offer company-paid parental leave for everyone #inclusion. We also offer health, dental and vision insurance, along with a selection of voluntary benefits. Knowing that time out of the office is as important as time spent in the office, our vacation, sick, and federal holiday allowances ensure you have time to take care of yourself.
We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a matching 401(k) plan. Depending on the role, options may also be granted.
We value diversity and inclusivity. Group Nine Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Group Nine Media is also a participant in e-verify.
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About Group Nine Media:
Group Nine’s mission is to tell great stories that spark action and make a real difference. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, July 2019], Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. We reach over 70% of Americans in their 20s every month [Nielsen, July 2019]. Audiences spend nearly 50 million hours a month engaging with our category-defining brands - NowThis, the no. 1 most-watched mobile news brand in the world; The Dodo, the no. 1 animal brand on digital; POPSUGAR, the leading digital lifestyle brand for women; Thrillist, the most-trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; and Seeker, the no. 1 science brand in the U.S. Group Nine has been recognized with hundreds of prestigious awards including Edward R. Murrow, James Beard, Cannes Lion, Critic’s Choice, among others.