Refinery29 is hiring a

Trending Entertainment Writer, (L.A.)

Los Angeles, United States
Hello, pop culture junkies! We're looking for a sharp Entertainment Writer who knows her/his way around a killer sentence and has a distinct point of view. This intermediate position is perfect for a writer with 2-3 years experience in entertainment journalism, is digitally savvy, and has a nose for news that is breaking big or about to be breaking big. Must be organized and nimble, and excel at combing Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Reddit, etc. to find the next big news hit. A passion for TV and movies is an absolute must. As is a sense of humor.
 
The ideal candidate has some background covering red carpets, premieres, and other entertainment events, and has existing relationships with industry publicists, studios, etc. A sense of humor is always welcome.
 
This is a full-time staff position, Tuesday to Saturday
 
 
Some of your duties include:  

-Constantly staying plugged into what's happening in all areas of entertainment: movies, TV, music, books, celebrities

-Writing 4-5 news posts per day — Tuesday to Saturday that tap into trending or soon-to-be-trending topics in entertainment 

-Covering premieres, red carpets, and press days in Los Angeles

-Regularly pitching the R29 Entertainment editors a variety of feature stories — slideshows, essays, opinion pieces — that drive the pop culture conversation forward in a fresh way

 

Qualifications:

Must have:

- 2-3 years experience in entertainment journalism, preferably digital

- a passion for pop culture and entertainment, especially movies and TV 

- firm belief in the distinct difference between entertainment reporting and tabloid gossip

- a familiarity with the fast pace of internet publishing 

- a four-year undergraduate degree

 

Additional Information:

Does this sound like you? Let us know why we should meet. For consideration, please submit your résumé and cover letter, as well as two relevant writing samples.