|Automotive Content Editor
Location: , Ontario
Posted: July 23, 2019
VerticalScope, Inc. is a Toronto-based premium publisher with a wholly owned network of more than 1,000 professional content sites and communities, mobile applications, video content and custom editorial content. In business since 1999, and attracting more than 85 million monthly visitors, VerticalScope is now one of the largest publishers in North America.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic Automotive Content Editor to join the AutoGuide team at VerticalScope. The right individual will join the site as it undergoes a transformation into a lead-generation property, while also shifting focus towards mainstream products. – cars people actually drive. As a result, the perfect candidate will obviously be passionate about cars, but we’re looking for someone who’s interested in helping a family pick the right crossover based on the features available, not about which sports car can put down the fastest lap time.
Duties will involve writing detailed model overviews, reviews and comparisons, as well as optimizing content to maximize search rank and dealer leads.
In essence, we want someone who’s excited to produce content that will help consumers make educated car shopping decisions.
An understanding of commerce/affiliate content, the consumer shopping journey and how to convert shoppers into buyers is a plus.
DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
- Write detailed and helpful model overviews, car reviews and comparisons
- Update and optimize content regularly to maintain and grow SEO traffic
- Assist in and manage larger vehicle shootouts including Car and Truck of the Year
- Attend first drive events and do road tests
- Liaise with automaker PR staff
- Handle social media promotion
- Lay out articles and copy edit them
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as negotiated and ad hoc projects to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
- BA in Journalism or similar
- 2 years of experience in automotive journalism
- Experience with Wordpress and Photoshop
- Photography and on-camera skills are an asset
- Experience in affiliate/commerce content an asset
VerticalScope Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family or marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or any other protected ground or social area according to Human Rights laws in Canada.
If you require disability related accommodation during the application, recruitment and interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to make all possible adjustments to suit your needs.
Though we are only able to respond to applicants that are being considered for an actively open position, we sincerely thank all applicants who are interested in working with us and are glad to hear from you.
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