Variety: Temporary Online News Editor

Los Angeles, California
Paid Hourly
May 15, 2019
Metro Area
Los Angeles

Variety: Temporary Online News Editor 

Variety is seeking a talented, detail-oriented web editor to work nights and weekends. The news/online editor will identify, write, edit or assign timely stories with our full-time staff, as well as promote the materials across our digital channels. 


  • Manage digital content for Variety's websites and mobile sites. This includes writing and editing articles, adjusting the display of content on the homepage and article level, producing social materials, writing headlines and optimizing stories. 
  • Use social media as not only a source of news but a traffic driver and engagement tool for community growth and awareness
  • Optimize digital content using best SEO practices
  • Participate in weekly discussions w/ the Web staff
  • Monitor website, mobile and social analytics
  • Create subject lines and proof content for daily e-newsletters
  • Develop original angles to go beyond the headlines
  • Be available for evening and weekend duty


  • Two years of experience at a daily newspaper or digital news site
  • General entertainment and pop culture knowledge
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent editing skills, including headline writing
  • General knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Strong knowledge of AP style 
  • Deep understanding and focus on web analytics using tools such as Google Analytics
  • The ability to work effectively, both individually and as part of a team

About Variety:

Recognized and respected throughout the world as the definitive voice of the entertainment industry, Variety has been the premier source of entertainment news for over a century. Since 1905, the most influential leaders and decision makers in entertainment have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straightforward news, analysis and perspective — taking our readers behind the cameras, curtains and screens of film, television, theatre and digital media with our unique, award-winning combination of breaking news reporting, insightful deep dive think pieces and engaging, must-read feature spotlights. Variety’s commitment to our community- covering its successes and failures in equal measure- is unparalleled both domestically, in our US entertainment capitals, and abroad, across the rapidly changing international entertainment landscape.

About PMC:

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit


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