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Staff Writer- Laptop

Future, New York, NY USA

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers.

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time


About the Team:

Laptop Mag is the premiere publication focused on everything mobile computing,

from laptops and 2-in-1s to Chromebooks and tablets. We have a dynamic team of

editors and writers focused on helping consumers what to buy and how to get the

most out of their systems and software. We review the biggest new products from

all of the top companies (including Apple, Dell, Lenovo and HP), execute key

face-offs and consistently update our top picks across several categories.

Laptop Mag also creates special reports throughout the year, including Best and

Worst Brands and Tech Support Showdown, which have become hallmarks for the

brand. We meet daily to set priorities and work closely together throughout the

day to deliver the best content in a timely fashion.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Editor in Chief, the Staff Writer is responsible for covering

breaking news in beats such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. This person will

be expected to become an expert in 1-2 beats, including developing important

contacts such as vendors and analysts. The candidate will also review products

and create and manage a variety of critical buying guides and how-to articles. This

position also entails appearing on video for reviews and news recaps, as well as

representing Laptop Mag at some of the biggest consumer tech events around

the globe.

Key role responsibilities:

● Creating content for Laptop Mag as directed by the editor, and across

several content types (news, tutorials, reviews, features, buying guides)

● Integration of ecommerce and SEO best practices

● Developing industry contacts that'll yield stories in the future

● Understand your key performance indicators, and ensure that you are

delivering against them

● Identify opportunities to fill content gaps that enable the brand to serve its

audience better

● Work closely with commercial teams to help deliver our commitments to

our advertisers

● Work as part of a dedicated team providing this content at greater intensity

over key peak trading events such as Black Friday

● Work closely with the various stakeholders to create ideas for product areas

to cover

● Report on performance to relevant stakeholders

● Liaise closely with the UK-based ecommerce team to optimize content

● Relentlessly pursue growth in audience for product pages and rises in those

rankings

Requirements

What do I need to succeed?

● Proven ability to write high quality, engaging, relevant content

● Proven ability to deliver high volumes of content at pace and work well

under pressure

● Ability to work as part of a wider team

● Good communication skills

● Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

while collaborating well with others

● Experience with researching SEO trends and applying it to news, deals and

evergreen coverage

● Passionate about the market and able to display some expertise in specific

areas

● Self-motivation. A combination of remote working and high expectations

mean that you’ll need to drive yourself forward a lot.

● A ruthless approach to success – you’ll be able to combine coming up with

transformative ideas with a determined approach to ensure they are

delivered

● You’ll have a passion for the data side of web editing and closely monitor

and interpret performance and trends

Benefits

What will I get in return?

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:
  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • A share in our success - every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Free food (monthly munchies, bagel Fridays, fresh fruit & snacks and coffee and tea on tap)
  • Central office locations with cool open plan working spaces
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Discounted gym membership and onsite health & wellbeing (yoga at lunch anyone?!)
  • Annual Future conference - get together with your colleagues to celebrate success and look forward to what's next
  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

Future is a global multi-platform media company and leading digital publisher, with scalable brands and diversified revenue streams. We are dedicated to connecting over 300 million people worldwide with their passions, through expert content, world-class events and cutting-edge proprietary technology. We have big ambitions to transform media and change people’s lives.

We have a market-leading portfolio of over 220 brands spanning across technology, gaming, TV & entertainment, women’s lifestyle, music, sport, creative and photography, home interest and B2B. You may have heard of us…

But a stellar heritage isn’t enough. We continue to grow our portfolio and launch new brands, restlessly looking to improve, innovate and push the boundaries of what can be done. We develop leading-edge technology which is disrupting the media marketplace.

Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients, staff and shareholders. In a short space of time, Future has transformed into an innovative global media platform.

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative place to work with endless opportunities to forge a career. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, so we don’t have a Future HQ but a globally connected workforce across the UK, US, Europe and Australia

Every kind of talent is celebrated here.. We hire for person not for the role, looking for people who share our ambitions to be bold and innovate, making Future a global success story.

Let’s do this!

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is your dream job!

Inclusion & Diversity

At Future we are passionate about ensuring that as a business, we are continuing to promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but everything we do.

Future is an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process will be free of bias and our workplaces are inclusive, positive, free of discrimination and respects all backgrounds and beliefs. Our culture is underpinned by our values which will continue to ensure that all applicants, current and future employees are treated with respect and fairness.

We are continuing to be inclusive in our approach to flexible working, ensuring that we are making adjustments where required and providing our employees the tools and support to enable them to grow and flourish in their careers

About Future

We are Future

Connectors. Creators. Experience Makers

We’re Future. We’re 2300 colleagues over 200 brands speaking to 400 million people every month across the globe through websites, events and magazines. We haven’t just survived in 2020, we’ve thrived, increasing our audience share, taking more number one positions, acquiring new businesses and launching new brands.

And we don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

Future

Want to learn more about Future? Visit Future's website.