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SheMedia: Temporary Weekend Trending News Writer

Penske Media Corporation, New York, NY USA

Content is the cornerstone to all we do, and our audience is why we do it.

Salary: Base + Benefits + 401-k

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Freelance


SheMedia: Temporary Weekend Trending News Writer

The Job:

SheKnows.com is hiring a Temporary Weekend Trending News Writer. This contract role will have ownership of SheKnows’ weekend coverage and will self-select, write, and publish news and viral stories in the celebrity, parenting, food & lifestyle spaces that resonate with an audience of moms and women in general. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a positive attitude who thrives under tight deadlines and has a demonstrated ability to quickly produce engaging, SEO-optimized, high-quality news content. He/she should be a pop culture- and news-obsessed critical thinker who’s up-to-date on the latest celebrity parents, royal-family happenings, Ina Garten recipes, and cult-favorite products on sale at Amazon — and be able to report on any of those with wit and an original point of view.

The Weekend Trending News Writer will be responsible for writing roughly 6 news posts a day, as well as assisting in covering major awards shows as necessary. A talent for sniffing out stories and identifying unique angles that align with our parenting-focused, pro-women brand and voice is critical. Experience self-editing and self-publishing news stories is a plus.

The Work:

  • Self-assign, write, and publish 7 trending news stories per day — with a focus on entertainment and lifestyle — on a Saturday-Sunday schedule
  • Post weekend trending news and evergreen stories on SheKnows’ social platforms
  • Provide real-time coverage of all major awards shows
  • Use SEO and analytics to inform content creation

The Fine Print:

  • At least 2 years of editorial experience at a major digital media company
  • The ability to react to trending news quickly and report stories in a way that feels original, on-brand and tailored to our audience
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent copyediting skills — you’re detail-oriented!
  • Familiar with SEO and analytics best practices
  • Performs under high-pressure, fast-paced conditions, and works well both independently and collaboratively
  • An obsession with celebrity, parenting, food & entertainment news
  • Strong interest in social media and audience development
  • Basic photo-editing skills in Photoshop
  • Ability to mine Google Trends for story ideas

About SHE Media:

SHE Media (formerly SheKnows Media) is a mission-driven digital media company created for and by women with approximately 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and 350 million-plus social media fans and followers. Our mission is to validate women’s voices and leadership as a unifying force for global good. The SHE Media Partner Network is the leading source for thousands of content creators, offering a diverse portfolio of monetization opportunities and educational materials to help them turn their passions into profit. SHE Media encompasses a family of leading media properties alongside our flagship sites: SheKnows.com, STYLECASTER, and #BlogHer, which hosts the world’s leading events for female content creators and entrepreneurs. SHE Media is also the creator of innovative platforms that include: The #Femvertising Awards, which honors the best pro-female advertising each year; Hatch, a resource for parents featuring kid-generated content; The Pitch, a live event series for women entrepreneurs; and The Voices of the Year, which celebrates the best in lifestyle content creation and pro-human activism. SHE Media’s parent company, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is a leading digital media company, publishing, and Information Services Company founded in 2003.

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 www.pmc.com.

About Penske Media Corporation

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. The company houses a constellation of globally prominent and legendary brands, including Variety, Rolling Stone, Deadline.com, WWD, Robb Report, SHE Media, BGR, IndieWire, Beauty Inc, Sourcing Journal, TVLine, FN, BlogHer, HollywoodLife, Gold Derby, and SPY. PMC delivers exceptional content to consumers, business leaders and organizations around the world across multiple platforms: digital, mobile, social, print, video, broadcast, and dynamic live events. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global leaders and influencers are informed, connected, and inspired.

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