Ecommerce Writer – News UK (London)

Your role: As an Ecommerce Writer you will be responsible for producing engaging commerce content within TalkSport. You will be a brilliant writer with lots of ideas and knowledge from your chosen specialism, with some digital newsroom experience and a fundamental understanding of SEO and affiliates.

You will write and commission content for your vertical within TalkSport and TalkSport’s shopping section, ensuring all copy follows our Ecommerce best practices while driving traffic and revenue. You will also contribute ideas to our strategic content plans throughout the year and take part in relevant training.

As an Ecommerce Writer you will be brimming with interesting content ideas, as well as being willing to deliver high quality content to support the overall Ecommerce content strategy. You will also be able to support monetising content outside of the shopping section and collaborate with wider editorial teams when necessary.

Day to day you will:

  • Create trending content based on daily SEO trends and what is selling/converting readers from affiliate data reports
  • Manage and oversee work of freelancers – check copy and ensure affiliate links are correctly applied
  • Work on content plans for evergreen themes relevant to your vertical using data insights and SEO, maintaining existing content and coming up with new ideas.
  • Help to create/commission/update reviews based on SEO  insights and guidelines
  • Assist Partnerships team with ad-hoc editorial tasks relevant to your vertical

What we’re looking for from you:

  • Excellent writer with an attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Thrives under pressure and great multi-tasker
  • Able to commission and edit freelancer copy to match The Sun UK’s style and tone of voice
  • A good knowledge of SEO and Discover trends
  • Knowledge of affiliates and ways to monetise content
  • Experience within digital publishing
  • Knowledge of the IPSO Code of Conduct, media law and ethical considerations

We are News UK: One of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland.  Our newsbrands include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT, Times Radio, Talk and Virgin Radio UK, and we have market-leading local radio stations across Ireland. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis, opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning print and pixel, audio and video, events and experiences, our multiplatform brands are home to a plurality of opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve. News UK is wholly owned by News Corp.

Life at News

Driven by passion, guided by principles and acting with purpose. We represent, reflect and reach the nation, telling the stories that matter. We inform our audiences so that they can make decisions based on trusted information.

To do this, we believe our employees must represent different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. We strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy, which focuses on three main priorities – attracting talent from a wider, more representative pool, developing equity programmes to drive better representation in our leadership, and ensuring diversity and inclusivity in our workforce as well as the journalism and content we produce. We also currently have 12 employee led networks and groups that support our strategy and connect like minded employees socially.


Some of our benefits include:

  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks
  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access
  • Private medical insurance including coverage for pre-existing conditions
  • Discounted gym memberships, free ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual yoga classes
  • ‘Bikes for Work’ and ‘Electric Car’ scheme
  • Up to 60% discount on Harper Collins books
  • Access to exclusive events and competitions with exciting brands such as talkSPORT, Virgin Radio UK & The Times. Weekly virtual panel chats with top journalists and celebrities
  • Access to wellbeing benefits such as EAP, physio/massage and counselling
  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and up to 4 volunteering days per year

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