Senior Editor - Us Weekly

Los Angeles AFB, Los Angeles
Aug 02, 2019
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Full Time

Senior Editor — Us Weekly is looking for an experienced, confident LA-based senior editor who is goal oriented and passionate about celebrity and entertainment news. S/he will report directly to the online executive editor and work with the other senior editors to edit and oversee all digital content while also maintaining high standards for quality and accuracy.

Important: This position is full-time Wednesday-Sunday with these hours:

  • Wednesday and Thursday:  11 am - 7 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Saturday and Sunday:  7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Responsibilities include:

- Help the executive editor lead a team of full- and part-time staff members who are located around the country

- Edit a high volume of daily content, from long features and galleries to breaking news items, and verify everything meets the legal team's standards

- Track celebrity, pop culture and viral news throughout the day, as well as Us Weekly’s internal reporting, to break and prioritize news stories, and assign them to writers

- Assist in strategically planning content for events, and react with smart follow-ups to breaking news

- Ensure all content is on brand, accurate, fair and balanced, and of the highest quality

- Mentor younger writers and editors

- Consistently track traffic and site metrics to help increase pageviews, uniques and other editorial goals


- Willingness to work evenings, weekends, holidays, special events and for awards shows

- Minimum 5 years experience editing and writing for a competitive, high-volume, news-driven celebrity and pop culture website

- At least 3 years experience managing a team

- Strong understanding of SEO best practices and Google Analytics

- Ability to work in a fast-paced breaking news environment

- Solid news judgment and editorial instincts

- Ability to multitask and work on deadline

- Familiarity with various social media platforms

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