Billboard: Senior Editor, Features

Penske Media Corporation, New York, NY USA

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Salary: Base + Benefits + 401-k

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time

Billboard: Senior Editor, Features

Billboard is seeking an experienced Senior Editor to edit longform features across platforms, focused on the print magazine as well as the thriving website serving 25+ million music fans and high-powered industry insiders alike, and contributing to other editorial as needed. The Senior Editor would work closely with top editors as well as writers across departments to assign, develop and edit a wide range of feature stories and packages.

The ideal candidate values editing as a craft and enjoys the challenge of, and attention to detail required to help writers create the most compelling narrative possible in a feature story — and can provide the clear, constructive criticism that helps them do so. They value deep, objective reporting as well as style and voice. The candidate is open-minded, curious, proactive, and eager to collaborate with others. You have a fan’s enthusiasm for artists and a strong interest in discovering new music, but you also want to know what makes the music business tick behind the scenes, whether it's the next big catalog sale, the up-and-coming publisher to watch, or the scrappy start-up changing how artists are paid.


  • Work one-on-one with the magazine’s executive features editor to ideate and plan longform features (including both print and digital covers) and editorial packages (including those in Billboard’s annual franchise issues).
  • Work closely with both staff and freelance writers online edits of stories, from draft through proofs on tight weekly deadlines
  • Edit at least one long feature per issue
  • Collaborate closely with the managing editor, photo and design teams to ensure stories are developed in a holistic and timely manner
  • Handle other editorial responsibilities according to features needs


  • Minimum 5-10 years journalism experience, including at least 3 years’ experience doing rigorous editing of features (both profiles and reported stories for a print or web publication).
  • The ability to work with a wide range of writer abilities — from veteran reporters to young writers taking on their first-ever long feature — and personalities
  • Enthusiasm for editing and for fine-tuning the quality of Billboardfeatures across platforms
  • Familiarity with and strong interest in the music business
  • A sense of what distinguishes a Billboardfeature, and an overall familiarity with the magazine
  • Willingness to roll with the punches of the news cycle and the ever-changing demands of artists and the music business
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a larger, diverse team

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.


Billboard is the world's most influential music media brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard Magazine and millions of music fans through and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard receives hundreds of millions of brand impressions daily through many strategic relationships with major companies across various industries. These relationships leverage Billboard's brand recognition, proprietary chart data and information resources to develop products, live events and print, television, radio, digital and mobile platforms. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Greece, Japan, Korea and Russia

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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