SVP, Commerce

  • Insider Inc
  • New York, New York, United States
  • Jun 18, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential and loved journalism brand in the world. We do this by delighting our audience, clients, and colleagues and getting better every day. Our values: We are effective. We are “good eggs.” We communicate well. We get better every day. Our culture is based on effectiveness. It's the measure by which we work, make decisions, and grow. To be as effective as possible, we take ownership of our words, work, and ideas and we have accountability to our audience, clients, and colleagues.

Insider is building one of the world’s next great journalism brands. Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential and loved journalism brand in the world. Our business team helps drive that mission through a diversified portfolio of revenue sources that fuel our fast-growing newsroom. 

One of our rapidly growing coverage areas is service journalism. Our service journalism team helps our readers get the most out of their time, money, health, and gadgets. Whether it’s figuring out the best coffee maker to buy, how to pair earphones to their watch, or choosing between a Roth or Traditional 401(k), the service journalism team provides helpful guidance and answers. 

We’re seeking an outstanding digital executive with the leadership and operating skills, passion, and grit to grow our service journalism business into a market leader and key driver of company performance.

The SVP, Commerce will lead Insider’s service journalism business - comprised of reviews, reference, and personal finance. The SVP will be responsible for setting strategy, exceeding performance objectives, and hiring, developing, managing, and retaining a diverse and effective team. They will partner closely with editorial and product leaders and teams and the role will report to the Chief Business Development Officer.

This is an exceptional opportunity to build a business at one of the leading digital media companies. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of revenue, business strategy, and execution for the service journalism business
  • Retain, recruit, and develop an exceptional team, and ensure all team members have the tools and support they need to be successful
  • Analyze the competitive landscape and Insider’s positioning and drive the team toward areas where we can be the top resource for readers with a focus on organic traffic 
  • Develop, communicate, and execute a clear strategy with key metrics that drive growth and continual improvement
  • Partner closely with the editorial and product leads to execute your plan and grow the business
  • Help optimize resource allocation across editorial teams by providing clear data and insight into our audience and coverage areas
  • Identify and capitalize on areas of opportunity for growth and follow emerging trends in the affiliate space, assessing business opportunities through an editorial lens
  • Develop strong relationships across the online commerce ecosystem and make Insider a top-tier partner with key industry players
  • Exceed revenue goals and performance targets and manage the P&L and budget 
  • Communicate results, challenges, opportunities, and plans to key stakeholders, including regular updates for our leadership team
  • Promote a collaborative environment that encourages teamwork 
  • Embody our core values, embracing a culture that values and rewards effectiveness  

Ideal Experience:

  • Successful track record leading and growing a publishing commerce business
  • Proven skills in planning, forecasting, managing budgets and P&L, with a track record of exceeding goals
  • Demonstrated skills as a transformative leader with superb people management 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively across multiple teams within an organization
  • Strong understanding of the commerce ecosystem and what drives people to read, engage, and buy
  • Strong understanding of KPI’s for online commerce and publishing businesses
  • Deep understanding of the search ecosystem and evergreen stories
  • Track record of identifying and hiring great talent  
  • Ability to move fast and make good decisions with limited information
  • Good understanding of UX, features, and reader behavior, with a product and reader mindset

Are you passionate about this opportunity, but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for? We still want to hear from you! Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to the Insider community.

About Us: Insider Inc. is the global media company behind Insider and an ever-growing family of brands. Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential journalism brand in the world. We reach an audience of more than 375 million users with our stories, which command attention and inspire action.
Our core value is effectiveness. We make things happen. We listen to each other, learn from each other, and take risks together. We understand that a diverse set of perspectives and an inclusive environment are critical to our success. All of this helps us get better every day. Check out our mission, values, and culture page to learn more.


Insider Inc supports a distributed workforce that allows for varied work locations. Many roles are eligible for 100% remote or hybrid remote/office work unless otherwise noted.