Staff Writer (Mobile Technology)

Job Location(s) UK-London | US-Remote - East Coast
Job ID
2021-2242
Company
IDG Communications
Category
Editorial
Unit
IDG Communications
Employee Type
Regular Full-Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Overview

IDG Communications, publisher of Tech Advisor, Macworld, PCWorld and TechHive, is excited to be recruiting for a Staff Writer (Mobile Technology) to join its expanding English language team, based in the UK or US East Coast.

 

The main focus for this role is to produce high-quality written, video and audio content, with the aim of driving reader engagement. It will require covering the latest smartphones, tablets, wearables and mobile accessories, and advising consumers at all stages of their journey, from the initial product launch through aftersales support.

 

The ideal candidate has excellent writing skills, a willingness to learn, and a passion for mobile technology, with some knowledge of the current market essential. We are looking for an enthusiastic communicator and a team player who excels in a fast-paced web environment - someone who can come up with ideas using analytics and social media trends, write great unique and engaging stories, and produce and refresh written, video and audio content.

 

We will teach you to write expert news analysis and opinion, authoritative reviews, group tests and buying advice, and useful tutorials, tips and tricks. Video experience is preferential, but not essential. A basic understanding of SEO and affiliate is required, but training will be given.

 

The Staff Writer (Mobile Technology) will report to the Tech Advisor Editor who is based in London, but will be part of IDG’s global consumer editorial team, spanning the UK, US, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Spain, France and Poland.

 

Please upload a Cover Letter during the application process.

 

About IDG:
At the heart of technology our vision is to make the world a better place by enabling the right use of technology. We believe that the right use of technology can be a powerful force for good. As the world’s leading technology media, data and marketing services company, we build and improve relationships between technology buyers and sellers.


We provide quality content and experiences to ensure high engagement. The result is a deep relationship with our community built on trust. These 1st party relationships reward us with institutional knowledge that no one else commands, and we do this at a local, regional and global level across multiple languages.

 

Our Offer:
In return we offer the opportunity to make a difference as part of a successful company that prides itself on our focus on individual development and let’s try it attitude.

Responsibilities

  • Consistently produce high-quality content (written/video/audio) that adheres to current SEO and affiliate guidelines
  • Properly maintain evergreen content, including product round-ups and tutorials
  • Meet minimum written content volume guidelines
  • Maintain a mobile technology beat, covering smartphones, tablets, wearables and mobile accessories
  • Contribute to the weekly Fast Charge podcast and produce video where required
  • Focus on transactional, instructional and informational content
  • Focus on push and pull content
  • Contribute to a globally visible content plan with original ideas, using expert knowledge, search and affiliate data to make smart decisions
  • Contribute to other areas of the business where required (for example, custom content)
  • Promote audience engagement, traffic growth and affiliate revenue

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate or freelance/in-house writer with 1-2 years experience
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Passion for mobile technology
  • Some flexibility with working hours around key shopping events and product launches
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity

IDG is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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