Freelance Contributing Editor, MTV.com

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
May 05, 2014
Closes
Jun 04, 2014
Contact
Hiring Manager
Duration
Full Time
MTV Networks is seeking a freelance Contributing Editor to join MTV.com’s shows team. Applicants should have 3-5 years of related experience through previous employment in an online editorial role, and possess a wide range of pop culture and entertainment knowledge. This is a position for a creative individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, pays strict attention to detail and is quick to take initiative.

Responsibilities
Editing 8-10 stories per day for MTV’s official show blog.
Brainstorming and writing 1-2 stories per day, focusing on clickable, SEO-optimized headlines.
Interviewing talent for written and video features.
Maintaining integrity of editorial voice, working with show producers to align audience messaging.
Recruiting and managing stable of reliable freelance writers.
Evaluating traffic patterns and strategizing ways to improve visibility in search and on social media platforms.
Working with editors from different departments to cross-promote content.

Requirements
Candidates must:
Have outstanding creative writing and copy-editing skills.
Have strong email and in-person communication skills.
Be well-versed in SEO best practices.
Have experience using design tools such as Adobe Photoshop.
Be highly organized and detail-oriented.
Demonstrate passion and strong knowledge of current entertainment and pop-culture landscape.
Be very familiar with the MTV brand, on-air programming and website.