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IndieWire: Senior TV Writer

Penske Media Corporation, Los Angeles, CA 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: Senior TV Writer

IndieWire is hiring an experienced TV entertainment journalist reporting to the Executive Editor TV. Whether you’re producing criticism and analysis, fun and in-depth features, or a quick-and-quippy piece, you know the value of digging deeply to find a line of questioning, a unique angle, or a source of insight that others didn’t think of first. This role may be based in our New York or Los Angeles offices.

You’ll publish at least three thought-provoking original stories every week, on deadline and with clean copy that’s ready for editing. This can include anything from quick-hit show analysis, Q&As, reviews, essays to trend pieces, long-lead reporting and awards coverage. Interest in the intersection of race, identity, and representation on TV is a major plus.

Release calendars are a useful tool in your coverage, but with your enterprising spirit you’re more likely to rely on your own sources and culture tracking to stay ahead of breaking news and trends. You know how to break and advance stories, whether at a cocktail party or at your computer, and you’re comfortable with juggling short- and long-lead assignments.

Job Duties

  • Conceive story ideas and turn them into well-structured pieces ready to be edited
  • Be a self starter who constantly seeks out and pitches new ideas
  • Consistently meet deadlines
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Participate in special projects, pitch fresh ideas, and assist editors, as needed

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ journalism experience
  • Ability to write succinct, eye-catching headlines and clean copy
  • Strong editorial judgment, communication, and multitasking skills
  • Knowledge of journalistic standards and best reporting practices

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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