Weekend Editor, E! News & Online

Posted: 5/31/2019

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


E! News is looking for a self-motivated team player to join the digital team in spearheading weekend coverage by creating agenda-setting, original cross-platform content.

The Weekend Editor, E! News & Online will work predominantly on their own to set daily budgets for content, which they will execute by writing and self-publishing stories to the site. They will help guide our news priorities across franchises to curate content that drives the pop culture conversation forward. On weekdays, they will be responsible for writing and self-publishing news stories, viral pieces and features in a fast-paced, deadline-driven newsroom.

The ideal candidate will have experience navigating breaking news scenarios, and has a keen understanding of pop culture to properly engage and grow the E! News audience.

Basic Qualifications
- Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience
- Minimum two years of experience in a deadline writing environment, ideally in entertainment news
- Proficient in social media and SEO and understanding of how the two influence one another

Desired Characteristics
- Strong knowledge of and passion for pop culture, celebrity news and the E! brand
- Hard-working, detail-oriented and able to juggle several tasks at once
- Thrives in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment within a competitive 24/7 breaking news cycle
- Has an eye for the best and most traffic-driving stories with an ability to spot the next beat
- Excels in producing high-quality content under tight deadlines
- Understands the urgency of a newsroom environment
- Proven writing experience in an entertainment space
- Familiarity with the competitive landscape of entertainment and pop culture and is a junkie for the latest news

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. “E! News” airs nightly on the network and is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com and all digital and social media. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," “Total Bellas,” "Botched," "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry,” “Very Cavallari” and its newest late night topical series “Busy Tonight.” The brand’s robust digital programming slate includes “E! News’ The Rundown” “Face Forward” and “What The Fashion" on Snapchat. E!’s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights and on November 11, 2018 E! becomes the home of the “People’s Choice Awards.” E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.

E! News is the leading daily pop culture show, featuring the biggest and most-talked about stories of the day. Hosted by Jason Kennedy, E! News covers the day’s hottest topics in pop culture and entertainment in a fast-paced, social and entertaining way tailored to a young, hyper-connected audience. Airing in more than 160 countries, E! News boasts the youngest and most affluent viewership and is the only truly cross platform pop culture brand with a monthly reach of 80MM+ people across linear and digital in the U.S. alone.

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