CAREERS AT CHEAPER THAN DIRT

Cheaper Than Dirt! is the premier online marketplace for outdoor sports equipment and supplies specializing in shooting and survival gear. Cheaper Than Dirt! offers an unparalleled section of more than 200,000 products through its website, selling products from every manufacturer within the industry and directly purchasing from more than 300 vendors.

Cheaper Than Dirt! was founded in 1993 and is located in Fort Worth, Texas.

We are always seeking enthusiastic employees to join our team. Please review the open positions below, and contact our Human Resources department via email at hr@cheaperthandirt.com to apply. Please, no phone calls. Candidates for all positions must have a clean criminal background and be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.

OPEN POSITIONS

Community Engagement Manager

Department: Marketing
Job Status: Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY

Cheaper Than Dirt is looking for an enthusiastic Community Engagement Manager who will fuel customer interaction and advocacy in all online spaces.

The community engagement manager will grow Cheaper Than Dirt’s social media followers, engage and retain them, and help convert them into leads, customers, and active fans and promoters of our company.

Our ideal candidate has exceptional written and oral communication skills and is able to develop engaging content. You should be a “people person” with great customer service skills and the ability to moderate online and offline conversations with our community.

Passion for firearms, AR builds, and spending weekends at the range are big pluses for this role.

You should have command of best practices and trends in social media and content marketing, enjoy being creative, and understand how to both build and convert a digital audience.

Enthusiasm for engaging with customers and for our industry is essential to success in this role.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Build and manage the company’s social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and potentially additional channels
• Create timely and engaging shareable content appropriate for specific networks to both spread our brand and our content and links.
• Develop a weekly image/asset request list for social marketing purposes
• Listen and engage in relevant social discussion about our company, competitors, and/or industry, both from existing customers and leads and from brand new audiences that don’t yet know us.
• Moderate comments company-sponsored social platforms, and as needed on the company blog.
• Monitor sites for customer services opportunities and initiate conversations when appropriate.
• Respond to comments and customer queries in a timely manner
• Escalate questions/comments to appropriate team(s)
• Run regular social promotions and campaigns and track their success, ranging from Twitter chats, to Facebook Live Q&As, to Instagram Stories, as well as the content and links posted through these and other channels.
• Create weekly reporting on social performance including interactions, Facebook Insights, best posts/tweets, and highlights of important comments/questions.
• Work alongside other marketers and content producers to help distribute content that educates and entertains our audience.
• Drive consistent, relevant traffic and leads from our social network presence to CheaperThanDirt.com.
• Stay current with social media and content marketing trends and tools by attending educational events, reading blogs, listening to podcasts, etc.
• Explore new ways to engage and new social networks to reach our target buyers.

REQUIREMENTS:

• BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience.
• Proven experience as a community or social media manager
• Active and well-rounded personal presence on social media with a command of each network and its best practices.
• Experience with and enthusiasm for the firearms industry.
• Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions.
• Proficiency with social listening and content performance measurement tools.
• Strong understanding of user-generated content management, content marketing, and reputation management.
• Strong, professional written and verbal communications skills.
• Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
• Strong ability to multitask and prioritize projects.
• Proficiency in AP Style
• Preferred experience and skills include Adobe Creative Suite, demand generation marketing, inbound marketing, and blogging.

Qualified candidates should send a resume to hr@cheaperthandirt.com 

SEO Content Writer

Department: Marketing
Job Status: Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY

Cheaper Than Dirt is seeking a Content Writer with SEO expertise. The ideal candidate will be able to write compelling product marketing copy to engage with our audience and aid in making purchase decisions and taking what can be highly technical details and translating them into meaningful information for the lay person. Knowledge of firearms, survival, and outdoor recreation a plus, but a willingness to research and learn to provide the most accurate information for our customers is paramount.

The Content Writer will produce content for use on CheaperThanDirt.com in a variety of areas including product descriptions, marketing display copy, landing pages, infographics, and knowledge-base articles (e.g. tips and tricks). Keyword usage data, keyword banks, and related SEO research will be regular components of the copywriting in this role, in addition to standard grammar rules and adoption of brand voice.

Strong organizational and self-editing skills are vital to success in this role. The SEO Content Writer role will work with our SEO team and report directly to the Chief Marketing Officer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Write clear, concise and convincing marketing copy that is grammatically and factually accurate
• Consult necessary sources to provide the most accurate information on our products
• Work with key team members to develop content to meet key SEO goals and needs including creative strategies, content flow processes, and deadlines.
• Ensures all content is current, relevant, and aligns with Cheaper Than Dirt’s goals
• Maintain best practices and use of Cheaper Than Dirt style guidelines
• Communicate cross functionally with other key internal departments
• Keep current on trends within copywriting, SEO, and industry for best practices
• Other duties as assigned
• Maintain regular office hours

REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent working experience
• 2-5 years experience in marketing copywriting
• Excellent written communication skills
• Proficiency in common SEO best practices
• Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
• Knowledge of HTML
• Firearms and shooting sports knowledge
• Attention to detail and accuracy is necessary
• Ability to thrive and adjust in a fast-paced environment
• Strong ability to multitask and prioritize a wide variety of projects and deadlines
• Effective communication and presentation skills
• Preservation of proprietary and confidential data
• Team-oriented mindset

Qualified candidates should send a resume to hr@cheaperthandirt.com