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IndieWire: Weekend Editor

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: Full-Time


IndieWire: Weekend Editor

IndieWire is looking for a California- or New York-based Weekend Editor, Thursday-Monday, to join our growing News team. This role demands sharp writing, editing, and fact-checking skills, high-volume production of breaking news under tight deadlines, and strong news judgment. They must be able to self-publish clean copy, edit others, and write terrific headlines. A self-directed ability to track the entertainment news cycle and identify news stories to cover on their own is essential.

This role captures relevant breaking news in the form of aggregation, pre-writing trailer posts, writing up a press release, and creating galleries. The person who will thrive in this role brings a strong news sense, can pitch unique ways to advance a story, and understands that being on the news beat is all about speed, precision, and the pivot.

Hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm PT. On weekends, the editor is responsible for a minimum of 6 stories per day and is responsible for managing the site, which includes curating the homepage and posting articles to our social channels. Saturday and Sunday stories will be filed to a rotating weekend supervisor for edit. A strong news sense is essential: The role demands the ability to identify worthy stories, know when and how to seek out additional confirmations, and use the news cycle to create fresh spins.

We'll trust you to:

  • Write a minimum of 3 stories per day on weekdays and 6 stories on weekend days. Some days will be greater based on the news cycle.
  • Serve as backup for social media posting and homepage curation during week, solo on Sat/Sun.
  • Make fast and decisive judgment calls on breaking news stories
  • Unearth news from traditional and new-media sources
  • Manage the weekend supervisor schedule, coordinating dates with IndieWire staff in advance.
  • Be responsible for finding weekend news writer coverage from staff if you need to be absent.

Qualifications:

  • Two to five years’ experience writing and editing short-form pieces on a tight deadline
  • Understanding of and obsession with television a must
  • Understanding of the entertainment media landscape
  • Experience using a CMS and social media platforms
  • SEO knowledge a plus

It’s All About You

At PMC, your wellness is top of mind. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to nurture you and your loved ones, including pets! Our package includes Healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) HSA with an employer contribution, FSA (Healthcare, Dependent Care & Commuter), EAP, Life Insurance, 401K with an employer match, Paid Parental Leave, Long-term Disability, generous Paid Time off (PTO), Pet Insurance, and Home & Auto insurance. Our Wellness initiatives rotate yoga, meditation, wellness weeks on a variety of topics, and financial wellness. We continuously elevate our offerings with more, for you.

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 Spy.com, 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 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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