News Editor

Location
Los Angeles
Posted
Nov 13, 2013
Closes
Dec 13, 2013
Contact
Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
The Hollywood Reporter has an opening for the senior-level position of News Editor. This position will have the responsibility of overseeing the news content on THR.com and contributing to news and business stories in our weekly print magazine. The successful candidate for this position will have significant story assigning and line editing experience; he or she should excel at managing in a highly competitive landscape; the ability to work quickly and accurately on deadline; and excellent entertainment news judgment, both from a consumer and an industry perspective.

The News Editor will oversee the daily news content on the magazine's web site - assigning, reporting/writing and editing stories - and production of related daily e-newsletter and news alerts. The News Editor who will report to the Executive Editor for news and work closely with the Editor of THR.com, may also work on some print content.

Other responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

* Managing employees, including offering regular feedback to help them improve reporting/writing/deadline/leadership capabilities, etc.
* Work with Executive Editor to assist in hiring selected positions and to provide input into review/promtion/dismissal
* Generate and develop ideas, leads and sources for stories
* May involve some travel to trade shows and other industry events to help oversee news coverage
* Other related duties such as working on print stories as assigned by Executive Editor

Position Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree (Journalism, Communications or related discipline)
* Minimum 6 years professional experience reporting, writing or editing for a trade or consumer newspaper or magazine or equivalent experience (master's degree, higher-level on-the-job experience, etc.)
* Professional demeanor
* Superior managerial and mentoring skills
* Strong instinct and passion for news and news worthiness
* Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
* Familiarity with entertainment news environment
* Thrive in a fast-paced and deadline driven news environment

The above are minimum requirements. We welcome resumes from more experienced candidates. Compensation and responsibilities will depend on experience/qualifications.

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Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, no agencies please. The Hollywood Reporter offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits.

The Hollywood Reporter is an equal opportunity employer.


In order to be considered, please be sure to include your SALARY REQUIREMENTS! Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, no agencies please.