Editor, MTV Series Coverage

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Feb 19, 2014
Closes
Mar 21, 2014
Contact
Talent Acquisition
Duration
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.

Responsibilities:
-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.