We are hiring an Associate Writer (Commerce)!



Mental Floss is recruiting an associate writer to contribute to our Commerce section. Are you obsessed with finding unusual gifts for your friends and family? Do you like to leave reviews for every product you buy? Then this is the job that is done for you.

The details

That person will have the opportunity to find products that are both original and clever – tea bags that look like goldfish, the items chefs say everyone should have in their kitchen – and will be able to sniff out a good one. sale. Primary responsibilities include designing, assigning, and editing product posts that match the intelligent, quirky voice and positive tone of Mental Floss. In addition to writing and editing daily product articles, Associate Editor will add affiliate links to existing articles, maintain an editorial calendar for affiliate content, and assign stories. They will also edit news articles, help with video scripts, and participate in things like book projects and event planning. The position is full time and offers the flexibility of working from home. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to produce fun and engaging commercial content for a major media brand.

Terms & Conditions

  • More than 2 years of experience in editing, writing and attribution in the affiliate / commerce area
  • A keen eye to spot fun products and determine what makes those products appealing to Mental Floss readers
  • Strong editorial judgment
  • A natural curiosity and the ability to generate tons of story ideas
  • An energetic and positive written voice (and attitude!)
  • The ability to quickly provide constructive feedback to editors
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize and a high level of attention to detail
  • Experience with affiliate networks like CJ, Impact, Rakuten and Amazon
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines
  • A willingness to take ownership of projects and collaborate with the rest of the team
  • Knowledge of SEO tools like SEMrush
  • Knowledge of analytics and the ability to track and analyze data
  • The ability to maintain an affiliate calendar to ensure constant volume
  • A clear understanding of the mission, voice and audience of Mental Floss


  • Newsletter experience
  • Basic Photoshop skills an asset

How to register

You can apply to become an associate writer for Mental Floss here!

Minute Media is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability , age or veteran status.

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