Closer magazine is looking for an experienced News Director who has a passion for celebrity news and is in-the-know and up to date on Hollywood’s mature (40+) TV and film stars. He or she will already have an outstanding stable of celebrity and celebrity representative contacts to provide a steady stream of content for the magazine.Responsibilities:•Oversee all news reporting for the magazine on a weekly basis and manage and motivate a team of staff reporters and freelancers•Land exclusives with the stars and cultivate and nurture relationships with celebrity representatives and news sources•Pitch news and feature ideas for all sections of the magazine on a daily basis and be involved in story development at all stages and across all media (print, online, blasts)•Manage contracts, invoices, etc. for news budget•Help in reporting, writing and editing stories on deadline pressureThe ideal candidate will have newsgathering experience at a celebrity magazine or web site. Strong organizational and juggling skills are vital. He or she must be able to work in the office in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and links/pdfs to five clips, along with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.No phone calls please.