Editor, MTV Series Coverage

New York
Feb 19, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
Talent Acquisition
Full Time
MTV Networks is seeking an Editor to join MTV.com’s shows team. This is a position for a creative individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, pays strict attention to detail, is quick to take initiative and above all, is a team player.

-Brainstorm, assign and edit 8-12 stories per day for MTV’s official show blog, with a particular emphasis on creating enticing, SEO-friendly headlines and supportive visuals.
-Interview talent for written and video features.
-Maintain integrity of editorial voice, working with show producers to align audience messaging.
-Recruit and manage stable of reliable freelance writers; oversee invoicing and payment.
-Maintain weekly editorial calendar of deliverables based on MTV’s linear programming schedule.
-Evaluate traffic patterns and strategize ways to improve visibility in search and on social media platforms.
-Assist Managing Editor with script-writing, producing and editing show-related video content.
-Copy-edit and write various promotional copy for MTV.com series pages.
-Work with Integrated Marketing department to conceive and execute sponsored blog content.
-Represent shows team at site-wide editorial meetings to synergize efforts and cross-promote with other internal properties.

Basic Requirements:
-5+ years of related experience through previous employment in an online editorial role, and possess a wide range of pop culture and entertainment knowledge.
-Have outstanding creative writing and copy-editing skills.
-Have strong email and in-person communication skills.
-Be well-versed in SEO best practices.
-Experience using design tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
-Highly organized and detail-oriented.
-Be very familiar with the MTV brand, on-air programming and website.:
-Have experience interviewing talent (TV stars a plus), both on and off camera, as well as producing web video content.