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Commerce Writer, Architectural Digest

New York, NY

Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality content with a footprint of more than 1 billion consumers in 32 territories through print, digital, video and social platforms. The company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler/Traveller, Allure, AD, Bon Appétit and Wired, among others.

AD is the international authority on design and architecture. AD provides exclusive access to the world’s most beautiful homes and the fascinating people who live in them, bringing its audience a wealth of information on architecture and interior design, art and antiques, travel destinations, and extraordinary products; its AD100 list of top architects and designers is one of the industry’s most relied-upon indexes of talent. Every day AD inspires millions of affluent readers to redesign and refresh their lives through a multiplatform presence that includes print and digital editions, social media, signature events, and the brand’s website,


Condé Nast seeks an energetic and talented writer to support the Architectural Digest (AD) commerce team. This person is a self-starter, very comfortable with pitching ideas, testing and reviewing products, and is experienced with working from an editorial calendar. They’ll possess a great attention to detail and can quickly write and produce web content in a fast-paced environment.

Core to the role is a commitment to excellence in design and storytelling. The Commerce writer will develop, write, and optimize stories on a daily basis for AD’s digital verticals. This role will cover the home category from every angle including furniture and decor, sleep and smart home tech, as well as travel. The ideal candidate is obsessed with and fascinated by design and decor as they show up in our everyday lives and the culture at large.

A proven ability to work independently, quickly, and remain organized is crucial to the position. An interest in social media and emerging platforms, photography, and/or design will be extremely beneficial.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write 3-5 pieces of shopping content each week, ensuring copy is clean, brand guidelines are met, and SEO and affiliate best practices are implemented
  • Coordinate with SEO managers and commerce resources to make sure all content is optimized
  • Assist in supporting a long-term commerce editorial calendar to feature ongoing, SEO, and seasonal shopping content 
  • Coordinate product call-ins and reviews for editorial consideration 
  • Lead AD’s sales and tentpole coverage, especially timed to shopping holidays such as Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day
  • Work with other AD stakeholders to achieve editorial excellence throughout all platforms, including social, newsletter, and video
  • Pitch content and franchise ideas to editorial leads

Skills & Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of relevant commerce experience with a related brand(s) or media publisher
  • Impeccable editorial judgment, writing, and ability to capture AD’s voice to reach new and established audiences
  • Proven ability to work independently, quickly, and remain organized and efficient 
  • A passion for design and home decor
  • Strong comprehension and utilization of purchasing data, consumer trends, and competitive analysis
  • Strong organizational skills, self-directed work style, and polished communication skills
  • Familiarity with affiliate link programs such as Skimlinks and Amazon
  • Deep understanding of the commerce media landscape

Base Salary: $65,000 - $107,000

What happens next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below, and we will review your application as soon as possible. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.

Condé Nast is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status and other legally protected characteristics.

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