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Assistant Community Manager

Purch

Purch is one of the world’s largest tech publishers with brands such as Tom’s Guide, AnandTech, Space.com, LaptopMag, and LiveScience under its umbrella. With billions of users and three straight years of profitable, venture-backed double digit growth, Purch is on a mission to make complex buying decisions easier for both buyers and sellers.  Purch is a fun, innovative company looking for talented people who fit.

Description:

We’re searching for a passionate, motivated, community-builder to help us grow our forums across sites like Tom's Hardware, Tom's Guide, and more. This gadget-loving geek will connect with our community on a deep level to promote the development of a core of enthusiast users, while managing contract content creation and relationships. Strong grammar, communications skills, organization and time-management abilities are essential.

The primary role of this position is the production and curation of community content, both user-generated and contracted. The Assistant Community Manager will work closely with contractors and cross-discipline to ensure that all content meets quality standards. The Assistant Community Manager enhances the value and visibility of existing threads within our forums, improving content through editing and user engagement. They will build categories by refining and increasing the visibility of popular threads, ensuring that questions have answers and that users are able to find the content they are looking for.

The ideal candidate will possess communications savvy, as the Assistant Community Manager will act as a representative of Purch in the forums across a portfolio of our sites that exist as part of the Top 50 U.S. Digital Media Properties.

Responsibilities:

  • * Ensures questions have solid, quality answers
  • * Assesses needs based on visitor demand, manages contractors for content production
  • * Oversees and edits content for new tutorials, threads, community articles and more
  • * Serves as point-of-contact between Editorial and Community departments
  • * Oversees giveaways, plans, and executes initiatives, coordinates with moderators

Requirements:

  • * Passionate and enthusiastic about tech, electronics, gadgets and mobile
  • * Impeccable organizational skills
  • * Ability to write and edit copy in grammatically correct English
  • * Proficiency in Microsoft Office, basic Photoshop and HTML
  • * Great communication skills

Pluses:

  • * Previous experience managing content authors, volunteers or contractors
  • * Familiarity with the Tom’s Hardware or Tom’s Guide brands
  • * Enthusiasm for consumer technology and enthusiast technology
  • * Previous community/moderation experience
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