Associate Editor Billboard

New York
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
Julie Pipitone
Full Time
Billboard is seeking an Associate Editor for its New York office. This individual will aid the editor of the magazine assigning and editing news and lifestyle stories; help in the creation and closing of features, packages and sections; generate story ideas; and contribute innovative content ideas.
•Handle closing of sections, packages and features, under the direction of Billboard editor.
•Identify, curate and report music business news relevant to our audience in the recording, publishing, touring and technology industries.
•Edit/write Billboard copy as assigned by the editor.
•Work with editors and writers for, and Billboard Magazine to place relevant content across platforms.
Desired Skills & Experience
•Ability to identify and write music news stories quickly and accurately.
•Ability to generate ideas for and write sidebars for feature and business stories.
•Ability to meaningfully gather and present data within stories.
•Familiarity with the music business, and with all types of popular music
•Extensive familiarity with music news and music business publications and websites worldwide.
•Ability to quickly obtain and parse various sources -- internet, people, printed matter -- for key data.

•2 years reporting and editing experience, including closing stories on deadline, preferably with a daily, weekly, or major web publication or wire service with a focus on business journalism or entertainment/pop culture.
•Undergraduate degree required in Journalism or a related field preferred.
•1 year experience using InCopy, QuarkCopyDesk and other major web publishing tools working, preferably with a daily, weekly, or major publication or wire service with a focus on business journalism or entertainment/pop culture.
•Knowledge of issues related to the music business, with additional contacts and awareness of music innovations and technology.

Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related industry conferences and Consumer events), Film (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShoWest, ShowEast, Cineasia, and Cinema Expo International); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Adweek Conferences, and The Clio Awards).

To be considered, please send resume and a cover letter including salary requirements.

Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Prometheus Global Media LLC is an equal opportunity employer.