TV-Obsessed Editor II

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
May 10, 2011
Closes
Jun 09, 2011
Contact
Ms. Rachel Corwin
Duration
Full Time
If you feel like sharing your TV obsession, work with us! Wetpaint is looking for sassy, informed, and opinionated Editor II to manage and maintain a portfolio of TV entertainment sites. Reporting directly to the Executive Editor, the Editor II will focus on day-to-day management and audience building around a set of hot entertainment properties that cater to Wetpaints core female demographic. Broad strokes include management of freelance editors, content editing, content writing, social media distribution, and photo/video production. Youll join an existing team of talented editors in helping shape a best-in-class web publishing platform.

The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a collaborative team environment and has the ability to effectively manage deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced work setting. Demonstrated experience writing and editing in a specific voice in the entertainment/lifestyle genre is required, as is intermediate knowledge of SEO and web analytics. Passion for TV, pop culture, and fashion is a major, major plus!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Plan the content and publishing schedule for a portfolio of TV fan sites
a. Research topic areas and competitive offerings
b. Help develop, write, and edit content (text, photos, and video)
c. Analyze and react to performance of content types
d. Adhere to weekly editorial budget

2. Identify, hire, and manage editorial talent Assistant Editors, interns, and editorial contractors
a. Coordinate and supervise the workflow of a pool of freelance writers
b. Provide ongoing intern and contractor support, training, and management
c. Manage a team of Assistant Editor and interns

3. Assist Executive Editor in developing Wetpaints ongoing editorial strategy
a. Help evaluate and select new TV shows to cover
b. Help develop new types of content and new ways of experimenting with content

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
1. 3 to 5 years of editorial web publishing, must include experience in the entertainment or lifestyle genres.

2. Deep understanding for how to optimize content for readability and presentation for the web.

3. Experience working with or managing freelance writers/editors.

4. Strong familiarity with search engine optimization, web analytics, social media, and photo editing programs.

5. B.A. in English, Journalism, or related field.


No phone calls, please.

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