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Editor, Commerce, Bob Vila

Miami, FL, USA ● Virtual Req #20
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
About Us

Recurrent Ventures Inc. is an innovative digital media company that is challenging the media landscape with its proprietary approach. Its best-in-class brands like Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, The Drive, Donut, Dwell, Task & Purpose and more, engage a combined audience of more than 60 million monthly visitors. Initially founded in 2018, the portfolio rapidly expanded and today we have more than 15 publishing brands across automotive, home, outdoors, science, technology, and military verticals. Recurrent Ventures is virtual first, with headquarters in Miami and offices in New York, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The Opportunity

Recurrent Ventures is seeking an Editor, Commerce to join the Bob Vila team. is the online home of the #1 icon in home improvement, Bob Vila. From inspiration to how-to, this publication provides all one needs to know for the entire home improvement journey. The team strives to educate and offer ideas for all levels of homeowner knowledge and DIY skill set - and be the authority that their audience relies on time and time again. Stories span home, garden, and DIY niches, ranging from expert advice for starting a container garden to coverage of the latest real estate trends.

The role will focus on product reviews and ensure that buyer's guides are best optimized for SEO and affiliate. The mission is to improve the accuracy and freshness of our product guides while optimizing to increase traffic, conversion and revenue. Each assignment will involve 1) understanding the Bob Vila brand, 2) assessing what might turn a story into a more complete resource for readers and 3) implementing updates through line editing, fact-checking, additional product research, sharp copywriting, and SEO.

The ideal candidate has a solid understanding of commerce strategy, SEO best practices and tools, and online journalism in order to edit each buyer’s guide into a well-researched, easy-to-digest story. The stories themselves range between 700 and 3,000 words, depending on the format.

  • Become deeply familiar with Bob Vila’s extensive library of buyer’s guides.
  • Utilize the site style guide and most current templates to inform update suggestions and continue to standardize guides across the site.
  • Analyze individual articles to identify where to edit and enhance based on competitive research and article performance metrics.
  • Line edit and fact-check articles to ensure accuracy, clarity, and style consistency. Additional product research and sharp copyrighting as needed.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as proofing and production, to ensure that content is produced on time and meets the publication's goals and objectives.
  • Ensure that all content is optimized for SEO.
  • Develop and manage relationships with writers, contributors, and other external partners to ensure a steady flow of high-quality content.
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices, and make recommendations for improvements to the publication's editorial processes.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Creative Writing, Communications, Marketing, or other related field is preferred. 
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in writing, publishing, digital media, journalism, or other related field. At least two (2) of those years should be focused in commerce-related editorial.
  • Passion for the home, garden, and DIY niche. Experience working with lifestyle and shelter publications is preferred.
  • Sharp research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Working knowledge of SEO best practices and tools.
  • Experience working in Wordpress or other content management systems
  • An eye for what separates a reliable product from the competition.
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
Benefits & Perks
  • Medical, dental, vision & life insurance
  • Fitness Reimbursement 
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote - work from anywhere!
  • Parental leave
  • Matching 401k
  • Equity package

Hiring & Equal Opportunity Statement: 
Recurrent Ventures provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or affiliation protected by federal, state or local laws. With a number of our media brands reporting on the military, veterans’ affairs, and topics facing the active military community, we are very supportive of veterans’ activities and highly encourage this community to apply. 

Other details

  • Job Family Commerce - Editorial
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Virtual