Refinery29 is hiring an

Entertainment Director

New York, United States

ABOUT VICE MEDIA GROUP

VICE Media Group is the world’s largest independent youth media company. Launched in 1994,VICE has offices in 35 cities across the globe with a focus on five key businesses: VICE.com, an award-winning international network of digital content; VICE STUDIOS, a feature film and television production studio; VICE TV, an Emmy-winning international television network; a Peabody award-winning NEWS division with the most Emmy-awarded nightly news broadcast; and VIRTUE, a global, full-service creative agency with 25 offices around the world. 

VICE Media Group’s portfolio includes Refinery29, the leading global media and entertainment company focused on women; PULSE Films, a London-based next-generation production studio with outposts in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin; i-D, a global digital and bimonthly magazine defining fashion and contemporary culture; and Garage, a digital platform and biannual publication converging the worlds of art and design.

What makes an R29er?

A Refinery29 team member has a commitment and passion for the brand mission to celebrate and elevate women and help them realize their infinite potential. You have a deep knowledge of and interest in storytelling and reporting, and its distinct power to inform and drive conversation and change. You find possibility and solutions in even the most challenging moments, and you have an innate desire to strive for excellence and progress, through your daily work, your ambition, and your attitude.  

What you'll do:

  • Develop a long-term editorial strategy for our Entertainment vertical, consistently raising the bar for our coverage and expanding R29’s influence in the entertainment world
  • Determine monthly production breakdowns by writer and manage Entertainment calendar
  • Work with Executive Editor and Features team to execute stories tied to larger packages and editorial tentpoles
  • Manage and facilitate the day-to-day needs of Entertainment team
  • Work with Executive Editor to ensure that Entertainment meets monthly traffic and production goals
  • Maintain and develop contacts with PR across all entertainment areas, and work closely with talent desk to coordinate celebrity interviews and features
  • Serve as Entertainment’s primary liaison with the BE and Sales teams

What you have:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Positive, intuitive/proactive, and collaborative team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior judgement and discretion
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Keynote, Google Calendar

To be successful here you are:

  • Comfortable working as part of a fast-paced, high volume team
  • Someone who enjoys problem-solving in an ever-changing environment
  • Inspired to push boundaries and be a leader
  • Aware that sometimes you will need to work weekends and off-hours depending on breaking news, the news cycle for your beat, and industry events

Working at VICE

VICE offers comprehensive benefits and compensation package that commensurate with experience and abilities. To learn more read the VICE Guide to VICE 

Additional VICE benefits include but are not limited to trans-inclusive benefits, fertility benefits, and tuition reimbursement. We also have dog-friendly days, bagel Fridays, and the occasional drag show in our conveniently located Williamsburg office. Day-to-day you can enjoy a rooftop garden full of edible produce (in the summer), beverages, healthy snacks and the opportunity to make the work of a lifetime if you’re into that sort of thing, which we hope you are.
VICE prioritizes the ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business.

Equal Employment Opportunities: VICE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that strives to create and maintain a workplace that celebrates inclusion and diversity.  At VICE, we understand that inclusion and diversity are major benefits to our employees, our readers and viewers, and our company culture.  We treat all applicants and employees fairly without regard to age, alienage or citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status and partnership status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion/creed, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, unemployment status, salary history, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, status as a veteran or active military service member, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

VICE requires that all employees have proper authorization to work in the U.S.  Should an applicant require employment sponsorship, VICE will determine, in its sole discretion, whether such sponsorship will be provided.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the New York City Fair Chance Act or other applicable laws.
VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.

 

 

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