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Commerce Editor, AOL



Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024
AOL is a global media and technology company, representing the best of premium content and innovative platforms. Originally known as America Online, we once connected over 35 million people to the internet, becoming a cultural icon and business behemoth. We recognized digital as the future of media and set out to build a network to enable our company—and our users and partners—to capitalize on this new world. We've always had the drive and innovative thinking to mobilize the future. Now, we have the tools, the reach, and the resources to make this future a reality. We just need YOU!

About us:

AOL is a global media and technology company that represents the best of premium content and platforms. Originally known as America Online, we continue to be one of the largest and most recognizable digital media and technology companies in the world, with millions of highly engaged and loyal users. AOL is a critical pillar in our parent company, Yahoo Inc.’s, long-term growth strategy and you’ll be joining a team that is critical to our success. We strive to deliver the best consumer experience to our readers.

About the role:

AOL is looking for an experienced Commerce Editor to join our growing team. As the Commerce Editor, you will play a crucial role in shaping our approach to shopping content for the 55+ audience. This role will work alongside the Managing Editor to execute strategic content plans, build on-net audiences, and find new audiences via search and social. The editor will collaborate with internal teams to build efficient workflows and create engaging and insightful content that will elevate audience engagement within the shopping section.

We are seeking a skilled, forward-thinking individual with 5+ years of experience in an editor role. This person must be well-versed in popular consumer trends and comfortable helping AOL readers navigate the digital retail world. Additionally, they should be as comfortable producing product reviews and best lists for tech and beauty as they are covering timely deals and trending products that can help improve everyday life. We are seeking someone who understands how to create high-quality, consumer-focused content specific to an audience that is retired or soon approaching. Familiarity with SEO best practices and measuring performance against SEO and revenue metrics is preferred.

If you're passionate about helping baby boomers navigate the digital retail world, this position is perfect for you.


  • Collaborate with lead editor to establish and evolve brand voice and content strategy for commerce content at AOL.

  • Pitch, write, edit and optimize trending and evergreen best lists, product reviews, trends and deals withing commerce and the retail space

  • Create rubrics and scoring methodologies to evaluate and rank products, brands and services as they relate to a 55+ audience

  • Collaborate with SEO, design and product teams to execute strategy, monitor performance, optimize content and improve processes, where needed.

  • Develop a deep understanding of the AOL audience and its consumption habits through testing, learning and iterating on topics, article formats and other optimizations.

  • Help create and execute on content roadmaps and strategies for key commerce content topics and tentpoles

  • Collaborate closely with freelance contributors and staff writers

  • Adhere to a cross-functional process for workflow with internal teams like SEO, updates, design, product, BD, etc.

  • Monitor article and content performance against SEO and revenue targets, optimizing strategies as needed.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as an editor and manager in commerce content creation

  • Proficiency in careful, detail-oriented line and copy editing skills to ensure the highest quality content

  • Will take the initiative and work independently to lead projects and workstreams that align with the broader AOL Commerce strategy

  • A problem-solver who can develop solutions and recommendations based on a variety of factors and information sources

  • Will be a resource for colleagues as the team continues to grow

  • Strong understanding of SEO principles and strategies for content optimization

  • Ability to deliver on SEO and revenue goals, make data-driven decisions and find the most efficient workflows

  • Proficient in content management systems and related software.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Innovative mindset with a keen eye for identifying audience trends and preferences.

Join our team at AOL, and help us empower individuals to make informed financial decisions and achieve their financial goals.

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

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The compensation for this position ranges from $90,750.00 - $188,750.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

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