Sr. News Desk Associate

Posted: 3/12/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

The Sr. News Desk Associate will be responsible for newsgathering for all E! platforms. The right candidate should be able to multi-task, have a proven editorial judgment, be a forward thinker and have a strong work ethic. A passion for pop culture is a must. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter who can work independently and quickly in a fast-pace news environment. Candidate must have newsroom experience and be able to handle breaking news and/or work under tight deadlines.

  • Handle newsgathering and reporting on urgent, breaking news deadlines across all E! platforms (digital, linear and social)
  • Establish ongoing relationships with law enforcement and other officials
  • Monitor social media for all newsgathering advancements
  • Search the court system(s), PACER, Nexis-Lexis based on cross-platform needs
  • Work closely with senior and assigning editors online, supervising and segment producers on air to deliver story-shaping content
  • Prioritize multiple assignments with varied deadlines
  • Interview person(s) of interest, attorneys, experts and celebrities
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with magazine and event PR contacts
  • Scan competitor websites, news wires, and various social media channels

  • - Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
    - A minimum of 3+ years newsroom experience and/or related field
    - Shift is M-F (evenings, will include weekend duty)
    - Deep knowledge and familiarity of pop culture events and celebrity news
    - Must have a background in news, entertainment news and/or related field
    - Strong knowledge of how to report a story in a range of topics
    - Superior communication skills, with the capacity to handle high volume email and requests
    - Must be extremely organized and able to effectively prioritize responsibilities and projects with tight deadlines
    - Commitment to accuracy and detail
    - Working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Google Docs and iNews

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