Commerce Writer, Eater

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Eater, the national food publication with outlets across the country, is at the forefront of reporting on the restaurant industry, shaping food culture with its award-winning journalism and programming, and telling people where to eat with its beloved maps and guides.

Eater is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what’s now, what’s next, and what’s possible.

As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.


EATER is looking for a creative and analytical Commerce Writer to create vetted, tested, and curated shopping recommendations across Eater and help to significantly grow Eater’s commerce presence. The Commerce Writer is responsible for creating and occasionally editing Commerce content for’s main shopping vertical and other brand extensions. Our Commerce Writer will create standout original content highlighting the best products in the market, all with an eye on Eater’s editorial standards, style, and voice.

In partnership with Eater’s Editorial team and Special Projects Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Research, report, write, and occasionally edit food-focused Commerce content — including product guides, deal stories, and reviews — with agility, sharp instincts, speed, and attention to detail, while working closely with editors and ensuring the team is hitting affiliate revenue and output goals
  • Optimizing existing stories and identifying Commerce opportunities on Eater stories network-wide
  • Think creatively about sources, identify experts, and plan and conduct meaningful short- and long-term tests
  • Ensure all Commerce content is in line with the Eater brand mission, voice, and audience goals as well as visual standards
  • Innovating new coverage areas and themes across Eater Commerce content
  • Capturing and editing images in tandem with product reviews, when necessary
  • Participating in regular Eater brainstorms and discussions for brand tentpoles and projects — in addition to taking on other story assignments (bandwidth permitting)


  • 3 years of experience in digital media, preferably in the lifestyle and commerce space
  • A love of data, experience optimizing content for search, and deep understanding of SEO
  • A talent for writing compelling, clean copy quickly and with ease
  • The ability to identify Commerce stories of interest to an audience well-versed in and passionate about eating and cooking
  • Impeccable writing and communication skills, and a strong understanding of what makes a good story
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, collaborative team environment
  • Ability to stay ahead of trends and adapt to a constantly changing digital landscape
  • Basic familiarity with Adobe/Photoshop
  • An interest in and dedication to content quality and understanding of the importance of representation in content
  • A fanatic enthusiasm for food, home cooking, and kitchen gear and a nuanced understanding of the marketplace.

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! We would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to our team. We’ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.


This job is remote.

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This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.

This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild of America, East


Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here.

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (


Please discuss your specific commerce experience and interest in the food space in your application/cover letter.

Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.


The salary range listed below represents the minimum and maximum base pay for this position at the time of this posting. Final salary offered to the candidate selected for the position will be based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience.

Pay Range
$74,000—$77,000 USD

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