Merchandising Content Editor

| Chicago

 

The Merchandising Content Editor will focus on concepting, writing, and editing short- and longform creative content for merchandising and content marketing, which includes but is not limited to the Groupon Guide, social media, and merchandising and digital marketing materials. Those in this role will be expected to innovate and provide creative ideas for ongoing and seasonal tentpole content and campaigns that align to cross-functional business goals. The Merchandising Content Editor will report to the Merchandising Content Manager.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Concept, pitch, and develop seasonal and ongoing e-commerce digital campaign content, such as merchandising promotions, banner ads, social media, subject lines, and content marketing, to align to cross-functional business goals

  • Write and edit informative, engaging, compelling, accurate, and entertaining copy to increase business value, cultivate customer relationships, and drive action

  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners, and use consumer and competitive research and analysis to develop and elevate merchandising content

  • Identify and adjust tone to shape messages for segmented audiences

  • Propose new, forward-thinking ideas that improve merchandising content’s value, style, approach, or efficiency

  • Ensure Groupon’s brand voice, writing, and transparency standards are met in all written copy while meeting deadlines

  • Work with brand marketing and social media teams to build and execute our marketing content strategy through competitive research, platform determination, messaging, and audience identification

  • Ensure longform content is SEO optimized in line with current best practices

  • Ensure correct punctuation, spelling, and grammar, defaulting to Chicago Manual of Style or American Heritage Dictionary unless stated in the Groupon Style and Merchandising Guidelines

  • Work in multiple content management systems to write, edit, and publish content to Groupon’s website and social media platforms

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of professional copywriting, editing, and basic project management experience, with some emphasis on content marketing, digital marketing, and social media content

  • Professional writing and editing experience for the Groupon Guide and social media as a Groupon Editor preferred

  • Proactive and highly organized multitasker who can meet deadlines while proposing, writing, and editing a high volume of content

  • Ability to learn quickly, take direction, and be proactive in proposing new ideas or solutions

  • Skilled at writing intuitive, efficient, and concise copy, such as subject lines, push notifications, and digital marketing banners

  • Must be comfortable giving, receiving, and independently acting on feedback

  • Fluency across all major social media platforms preferred

  • Basic knowledge of SEO best practices preferred

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, open-office environment

  • Four-year college degree, preferably in journalism, marketing, English, or communications

  • Knowledge of Mac computers

  • Familiarity working within content management systems

  • Excellent typing skills, and computer and Web savviness

 

*When Applying - Please include 3 writing samples along with your resume.

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.
600 W. Chicago Ave Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60654

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Groupon provides an environment where I can strive for maximum work-life effectiveness, room for growth, and there is always something new to do. I enjoy spending lots of time at work because I love what I do; the hours are not burdensome, Groupon fits me. I define success in my own terms & Groupon provides us with the flexibility to be successful.

Milan

Senior Manager of Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are working on arriving at the optimal attribution models across different areas of our business. For example, the attribution of a purchase to a specific experience — a home page feature, an email, a push notification — likely has a different window of time where we can reasonably say a specific purchase is a result of a specific experience.

Kristi

Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Here at Groupon, what you do matters. I got my start at Groupon as an intern and have had the opportunity in the past (almost) 5 years to build out a global volunteer program that has engaged over 5,000 employees in over 63,000 hours of service supporting the work of close to 650 nonprofit organizations.

Alicia

Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement

Recently, we committed to having 100% of our job descriptions reviewed for gender balance by the end of 2018. Also for 2018, work will continue with our Employee Resource Groups, who play a pivotal part in the attraction and selection of diverse top talent, and themselves can be developed and promoted into company leaders.

Carlos

Head of Diversity Recruitment

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401(K)
Casual Dress
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Dental
Game Room
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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Unlimited PTO
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