Editor in Chief, Moviefone

Los Angeles
Nov 10, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Full Time

About AOL

Passionate, curious, creative? Our employees have helped to create popular and engaging online products and destinations that attract more than 250 million unique visitors each month globally. As a result, AOL/Huffington Post is a leading global web services company with a substantial worldwide audience, a suite of powerful web brands and industry leading products, and one of the largest advertising networks in the United States. We look for people that are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about our mission: to inform, entertain, and connect the world.

AOL focuses on curating the best content, products, and services mirrored to real human behavior – what people need to make their digital lives as convenient as possible. We create an integrated experience that allows AOL consumers to feel like valued AOL Members, gaining access to the most useful content from some of the best brands, communication tools, and valuable services. Whether through communication products like AOL Mail and AIM, our mobile services, or our subscription packages, AOL Services is pivotal in driving traffic and user engagement across the AOL network.

AOL has an exciting opportunity for a Moviefone Editor-in-Chief based in Los Angeles. Moviefone is the trusted voice for movie discovery, helping movie fans decide "what, when, where" to watch. This person will report to AOL Services’ Editorial Director in New York. The ideal candidate is an accomplished digital journalist with an already high profile covering the movie industry from all angles, including new forms of viewing such as streaming. We are looking for a person to take Moviefone to the next level by creating innovative editorial programming that engages our audience.


â? Create leading edge digital experience for movie lovers who believe Moviefone is their trusted source for everything “movies.”

â? Work with Moviefone’s programming and product teams to create original video content, news, blogs and articles that drive audience growth and engagement.

•Oversee editorial staff in assigning and editing editorial content, blogs and articles, as well as social media strategies.

•Create and oversee a strong partner content model that curates the “best of the web” in movie editorial.

� Work with studios, talent, sources, and bloggers to generate content

� Implement SEO and social media strategies.

"Working with our own Mr. Moviefone, serve as a media personality/representative at film festivals, junkets, and other on and off-line media outlets"with our own Mr. Moviefone to represent the No. 3 digital movie site at top-level film festivals, junkets, awareness on other media through public appearances on television, radio and in digital channels.


â? Seven to 10 years’ experience reporting, writing and editing, ideally in the movie industry or related industries.

� Must be an organized leader who can self-manage and lead a remote team based in New York.

� Basic understanding of HTML, Photoshop, blog publishing platforms and video production.

� Must have thorough knowledge of online media

� Ability to analyze and respond to traffic data and track metrics

� Self-organized, passionate, and team player

� Passion for reporting on all issues surrounding film and entertainment

� Possess excellent writing and editing skills, as well as mastery of digital publishing technologies

� Maintain and grow a source list of studio and film community contacts.

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