Brit + Co is hiring an

Entertainment Editor

Los Angeles, United States

You can name every Bachelor contestant in chronological order and still have ~strong feelings~ about Juan Pablo’s season. You keep a hawk-eye trained on Netflix’s new releases and can probably predict the style AND release date of the next Taylor Swift album. Oh yeah, and your Oscars pool game is solid.

Our editorial team is looking for an Entertainment Editor with a nose for TV, film and music news and experience working in the field. The ideal candidate has a rolodex full of entertainment industry PR contacts and has experience working with talent and their publicists/entourage. You will work with the Senior News Editor on pitching and editing a range of fast turnaround news posts and buzzy longer lead/longer form interviews and celebrity stories that make up the daily and weekly editorial calendar.

On top of your knowledge of the Knowles family, you are an editor with eagle eyes for misspelled words, know the perfect photo to use to make a story pop, are a social copy whiz and have your finger on the pulse of Instagram, Snapchat and beyond. You are a quick study in a brand’s voice and vision. You get Brit + Co’s and can help freelance writers nail it and talk about celebrities in a way that fits our mission. This job will be a mix of writing, editing and story development.

This is a full-time, salary role that can be based in NYC or LA.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be the point person on the editorial staff for TV recaps
  • Be able to speak to what’s happening in entertainment and ideate on related story ideas for the company’s different content platforms and formats
  • Pitch and write + assign and develop unique angles on pop culture-related stories on quick turnaround and for longer lead pieces
  • Write for audiences on newsy platforms on Facebook
  • Lead swarms on celebrity content hitting with our readers
  • Regularly lead Brit + Co to be the first to jump on news items in the celebrity/entertainment world
  • Set up exclusive interviews and celebrity opportunities for Brit + Co
  • Support relationships with Brit + Co influencers
  • Maintain entertainment calendar referenced by multiple teams
  • Get to know Brit + Co’s CMS and content library like their favorite celebrities’/exes’/’ current significant others’ social feeds

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years experience working in a fast-paced editorial environment
  • A Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, Journalism or Communications
  • Experience working in the entertainment industry and a (digital ;) rolodex of contacts
  • Beyond copy editing, you GET a company’s voice. And quickly
  • You are a grammar and copywriting ninja… but know when it’s acceptable to make up a word
  • Your eye for the perfect featured photo is just as sharp as your headline-writing skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours on occasional nights and weekends
  • Experience with Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram
  • Wordpress (or comparable CMS) knowledge
  • Stellar communication + interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of SEO and analytics
  • On-camera or newsroom experience is a plus!