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Publication or Company Heavy.com
Job Title Public Relations/Social Guru/Celebrity Editor
Industry Entertainment, Internet/Online/New Media, Magazine Publishing, Other Publishing, Public Relations, Social Media
Salary Competitive
Benefits
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements Position: Editor for Celebrity & Entertainment Section of Heavy.com

It’s time to start thinking about your future. Join a rapidly growing site and get real-world experience that will put you at the forefront of the PR, celebrity and entertainment news industry.

Heavy.com is seeking a dynamic public relations and social relations expert with real-time editorial skills – the successful candidate has high energy, deep celebrity public relations contacts, web-publishing experience and a passion for creating real-time entertainment and information content that is highly relevant for a celebrity and entertainment news consumer. Editors will add value by maintaining strong relationships with movie studio publicists, tv network publicists, celebrity publicists and social media managers; identifying breaking news stories and coverage of upcoming celebrity events and media launches including movies, television shows, fashion and other related pop culture happenings — with oversight from the Editor-in-Chief.

The ideal candidate is immersed in celebrity and entertainment news with excellent organization, writing, communication, and networking skills who has a drive to succeed. You must be an energetic, upbeat over achiever looking for an opportunity to make a name for yourself. If you are ready to join a team, make a significant contribution and enjoy the rewards, read on…

The position includes the following duties:
• Create and maintain strong relationships with publicists at movie studios, television networks and celebrities
• Attend screenings, movie shoots and other media launches to create editorial coverage
• Intensively monitor breaking news/emerging trends and immediately identify topics worthy of rapid repackaging — topics that are most likely to be searched for (Googled) and shared through social networks
• Adept at use of RSS reader to track real-time postings from numerous news, entertainment, and pop culture websites
• Twitter-savvy and versed in all social media channels to discover news “before it’s news”
• Able to monitor TV, radio, and all additional sources of real-time information
• Immediately add value and post content to Heavy.com by:
• Rapidly identify an angle & headline and immediately post story
• In successive iterations add value with additional text, photos, gifs, video, tweets, embedded documents
• Track developments and provide real-time updates
• Adhere to practices of Heavy’s real-time methodology
• Collaborate with editor-in-chief and other Heavy.com staff.

• Requirements:
• Full “buy-in” of real-time philosophy
• Full “buy-in” of social-editorial philosophy
• Passion for celebrity, pop culture, and social media
• Knowledge of SEO and headline-writing experience
• Experience with content-management systems such as Word Press or Tumblr

Applicants should email resume and cover letter with the subject “Celebrity, PR & Social Editor” to careers@heavy.com
About Our Company Heavy.com is a growing real-time News & Information site recruiting highly motivated self-starters.
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