We hire! News Writer, SEO Manager and Affiliate Marketing Manager

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road.cc and our parent company F-at Digital are recruiting again (we’re still looking for a new Head of Video by the way!) and this time we’re looking to fill three more positions. If you are a dynamic journalist / recent journalism graduate with a keen interest in cycling, SEO specialist, or familiar with the art of affiliate marketing, we want to hear from you.

Apply for the position of news editor on LinkedIn
Apply for the position of SEO Manager on LinkedIn
Apply for the position of Affiliate Marketing Manager on LinkedIn

Full details of all jobs have been posted on LinkedIn where you can apply, but if you don’t have an account feel free to read on and send an email recruitment [at] f-at.co.uk with your CV and cover letter.

New writer

This is an exciting and fast-paced role in which you will split your working days between covering road.cc’s standalone news and managing our daily live blog, a busy micro-site within road.cc. The ideal candidate could be a news reporter already with a passion for cycling, or a talented writer looking for their first full-time job in news journalism, with a cycling twist. You could do a story about the changes in the rules of the road for your first story of the day, then a little later write about one of the biggest races on the professional cycling calendar; it is therefore important that you are comfortable working in a fast paced environment.

Your working days on our live blog will be all of the above, but in small chunks and with a slightly different tone of voice. This means that our ideal candidate will have a great sense of humor and be adept at finding blog-worthy material from social media, news feeds or research. You will work with the Editor-in-Chief and Editor-in-Chief to set the daily news schedule for the site, identifying what will generate the most engagement and traffic.

Knowledge of cycling culture is essential for this position. That doesn’t mean you have to know who finished 45th in the 2006 Tour de France, but you just need to have that little tag in your head that says “cyclist”.

Key tasks

  • Research and writing material for reporting and live blogging
  • Liaise with the press team, the editor and the technical team
  • Publish your stories on our social networks
  • Engage with the public
  • Reporting of other site content on the blog

What’s on offer

  • Work with a multi-award-winning team on a multi-award-winning website
  • Competitive salary
  • Numerous career development opportunities
  • We are based in Bath, you don’t have to be

The ideal candidate will be …

  • Be an avid cyclist
  • Have a keen sense of current affairs and an eye for the interesting or the unusual
  • Be a creative, dynamic and engaging writer
  • A natural social media
  • Already a cycling journalist (well, we said ‘ideal’)
  • Organized

The ideal candidate will have …

  • Experience or qualification in journalism, as well as training in media law
  • Good communication skills – you will need to communicate well with the rest of the team, your readers, PR and marketing people, industry insiders and more
  • The ability to work under pressure

Business hours

  • Five days a week
  • On a rotation with other members of the news team to cover week shifts
  • Flexible working hours, around 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Advantages

  • Vacation entitlement: 20 days per year + public holidays
  • Sickness benefit scheme: 10 days of paid sick leave
  • A desk and computer (if required) will be provided
  • Bike loan program

SEO manager

We are looking for a data and detail oriented individual to oversee SEO activity on our suite of sites (road.cc, off.road.cc and ebiketips). This is not necessarily a full time role and can be done remotely.

The role

  • To monitor research, news and discovery traffic on road.cc, off.road.cc and ebiketips
  • Audit sites for current performance and work with the development team to make changes as needed to improve search performance
  • Monitor site health according to Google’s Core Web Vitals metrics and work with the development team to increase CWV scores
  • Keep abreast of changes and updates to the SEO landscape and keep editorial and management teams up to date with best practices
  • Identify areas with high web traffic and poor search performance, and work with editorial teams to address content weaknesses
  • Compare our sites to competing sites and identify areas for improvement
  • Work with affiliate / sales teams to help implement best practices for affiliate links across sites
  • Update site content as needed to improve search performance
  • Regularly report on SEO performance to the management team

You will be

  • Experience with SEO and data analysis using a wide range of tools
  • Able to demonstrate experience and success in improving search performance on a medium to large site
  • Very organized and used to working with a remote team
  • A good communicator
  • Experienced in using a suite of SEO tools to influence priorities and processes
  • In tune with digital media trends and potential emerging platforms and channels

It would be nice if you were

  • Experienced with Drupal CMS
  • Interested in bicycles

Business hours

  • Soft
  • Available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays for communications with the editorial, editorial and sales teams

Advantages

  • Right to leave: 20 days per year + public holidays (full time).
  • Sickness benefit scheme: 10 days paid sick leave (full time).
  • A desk and computer (if needed) will be provided.
  • Bike loan program

Affiliate Marketing Manager

Finally, we are looking for an Affiliate Marketing Manager to analyze our current strategy and identify business opportunities for revenue growth. The successful candidate will be expected to be completely at home and work in a data driven digital business environment. They will also need to be up and running, so good business experience is essential – if you don’t know your ROI from your ROAS, don’t apply!

The role

  • You will be responsible for leading the affiliate strategy as well as developing effective programs and campaigns
  • You will play a distinct role within the broader business team and work closely with business colleagues, editorials and editors
  • You will report on the effectiveness of the campaign, including the competitive landscape and key performance indicators, to key stakeholders
  • You will be responsible for analyzing this data to make recommendations on growth opportunities and risk management
  • A key part of your role will be to develop and implement communication strategies to ensure that affiliates and market channels are kept up to date with the latest marketing initiatives and product launches.
  • You are data-driven with a business development mindset. You fully understand business priorities and will use business knowledge and external market data to identify opportunities for business success

Experience and diplomas

  • With previous experience in affiliate marketing, you will be someone who is always looking to build relationships with new partners.
  • Experience working closely with at least one of the affiliate networks or subnets (CJ Affiliate, skimlinks, monetizer101, Rakuten, AWIN, Affiliate Future)
  • Understanding of the wider digital space with a keen eye on emerging trends
  • Good understanding of media buying and how each advertising choice is measured
  • Experience in performance reporting
  • Must have an understanding of ROI, ROAS, CTR, AOV, CAVE, assisted conversions,
  • Some knowledge of the technical requirements of website tracking is desirable
  • A solid understanding of marketing planning and how affiliate marketing fits into the marketing mix
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical skills, critical thinking paired with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Some knowledge of the technical requirements of website tracking is desirable
  • Knowledge of the cycling industry would be a plus but not essential

Business hours

  • Soft
  • Available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays for communications with the sales, editorial and editorial teams

Advantages

  • Vacation entitlement: 20 days per year + public holidays
  • Sickness benefit scheme: 10 days of paid sick leave.
  • A desk and computer (if needed) will be provided.
  • Bike loan program

The cut-off date for the role of news editor is October 29; and while we are ready to wait for the right person for the SEO and Affiliate Marketing Manager roles, we plan to compile our list of candidates soon. You can either head to the ads on LinkedIn (link above) to apply or send an email recruitment [at] f-at.co.uk with your CV and cover letter, as well as salary expectations.

We look forward to hearing from the right candidates for all three roles during an exciting time for our company. Good luck to all who apply!


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