IndieWire: Executive Editor, TV

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: Executive (Director, VP, Department Head)

Duration: Full-Time

IndieWire: Executive Editor, TV

IndieWire is hiring an Executive Editor who will guide our daily TV coverage and shape how TV contributes to the publication’s overarching vision and voice. IndieWire TV coverage is a mix of industry- and consumer-facing news reporting, reviews, enterprise storytelling, and a significant amount of Emmys FYC content — both editorial and sponsored. Our ideal candidate should have deep relationships with top representatives in the TV business (including showrunners, producers, and senior executives) as well as a sixth sense for what makes a great TV story. This position can be based in our West Los Angeles headquarters or in our Midtown Manhattan offices.

Strong reporting and editing skills are essential, as is a talent for sharing them with a team of 5-7 direct reports. You will manage the TV staff and develop story ideas, move quickly on fast-breaking issues, advise them on reporting strategies, and elevate their drafts.  
Working closely with the Editor in Chief, the executive editor will play a critical role in determining how to take our TV coverage and reporting in powerful new directions. Our values include consumer-facing stories with a business edge and business coverage that creates context and moves beyond the headline. Bring us the untold stories, snappy headlines, and fresh approaches that dodge the junket doldrums. Editing, strategy, and management are the priority, but we welcome your own reporting and writing.

You should have at least seven years’ experience in journalism as a writer and editor, with a record of breaking news, enterprise coverage, investigative reporting, or feature writing. The desire to lead is essential. Have a clear vision for identifying ideas that can make a tangible impact and a deep understanding of how to craft stories to reach a wide audience. We want your thoughts about how IndieWire’s TV coverage should look, with ideas for specific angles and the big-picture direction of the team.  

About IndieWire:

For over 25 years, IndieWire has been covering the business and art of entertainment. With the respect of film and TV creators, executives, and passionate fans alike, IndieWire is known for being ahead of the curve with a unique editorial voice that combines in-depth industry reporting and analysis, breaking news, and its best-in-class Oscars, Emmys, and crafts coverage. IndieWire began in July 1996 as an online chat room and evolved to become one of the earliest online entertainment news outlets. As IndieWire grew, its coverage expanded beyond film festivals and the independent film industry to include all aspects of Hollywood and the expanding universes of TV and streaming and has continued to do so since being acquired by Penske Media Corp. in 2016.

About PMC:

PMC is a leading independent global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of more than 310 million. Since 2004, Penske Media has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Deadline, Variety, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, VIBE, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Sportico, TVLine, BGR, ARTnews, Art in America, Fairchild Media, and, among many others. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth and courage. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. To learn more about PMC, our 2% Foundation, and our portfolio of brands, please visit

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,, 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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