eRank job openings: Data Journalist

eRank job openings: Data Journalist

Data Journalist

Contract position. 30+ hours / week. Flexible hours.

We are looking for an experienced data journalist to support our marketing team. Our ideal candidate has strong writing experience in the e-commerce space, good analytical skills, the ability to pitch media-worthy content, and to tell stories by extracting insights from various data sources.

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch, report, and write original stories for our trends and insights blog, including e-commerce news stories, short data studies, and longer-form analysis and features.
  • Gather, verify, and report on e-commerce topics with the goal of getting outside media attention.
  • Monitor news and trends in the e-commerce industry to identify information gaps that we can fill with article content.
  • Conduct SEO research to help determine and vet relevant article topics and use SEO best practices to ensure content is highly visible in search engines.
  • Conduct interviews with relevant sources and subject-matter experts when needed.
  • Work with our partners to develop surveys of both online sellers and buyers.
  • Assist with article design and publishing process.
  • Create well-researched, insightful articles about online shopper behavior.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or similar.
  • 2+ years of experience, preferably working in a newsroom/media environment; writing experience in higher education strongly preferred.
  • Experience writing content based on SEO concepts and best practices.
  • Excellent research, fact-checking, writing and editorial skills, with the ability to respond to edits.
  • Ability to use data to write compelling stories and help create data visualizations to elevate an article.
  • Experience with AP Style.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to write and edit work quickly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate your work to other teammates.
  • Experience conducting product and keyword research, specifically in the e-commerce domain.
  • Experience conducting and analyzing online surveys.
  • Portfolio of writing samples/links to published work.

Preferred:

  • Experience selling on Etsy, Amazon, eBay, Shopify, or similar.

About eRank:

For the past six years, eRank has been helping people sell online, specifically on Etsy. We are the most popular Etsy SEO company in the world, we’re 100% work from home, and have a passionate and friendly global workforce. You are free to choose your own hours and location. If you like helping others and sharing your learnings, then email us at jobs@erank.com.

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