Associate Editor, THR.com
- Full Time
Position: Associate Editor, THR.com
The Hollywood Reporter seeks an associate editor for THR.com to report multiple articles daily on tight deadlines as well as edit and publish stories from beat writers, correspondents, freelancers, and wire service providers.
The editor will be the first in line for identifying, advancing and writing breaking news stories as they arrive as well as aggregating from other authoritative sources. The role requires working with multiple section editors to prioritize writing and editing assignments.
The associate editor also helps curate the homepage for THR.com and coordinates with social media editors on the promotion of stories on multiple platforms.
Additionally, the associate editor will play a large role in the web production of stories from the weekly print magazine.
This position requires evening and weekend availability.
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Minimum 2 years’ of experience as a writer or editor at a magazine, newspaper or digital news site.
- Ability to identify and report out stories that are driving the conversation in the entertainment industry.
- Ability to write quickly and accurately, with an understanding of how news breaks online, and how to advance stories with a phone call or email
- Ability to prioritize hourly breaking news writing with multiple daily editing assignments
- Familiarity with CMS publishing and web production
- Understanding of SEO and similar content production best practices
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or related field
- Excellent communication skills both written and oral
- Team player with positive, proactive, problem-solving attitude
- Ability to work evenings and weekends, including occasional event coverage
Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, medical condition (including genetic characteristics), mental and/or physical disability or handicap, marital status, sex, age, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, familial status, registered domestic partner status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions and any other characteristic or activity protected by federal, state or local law