Refinery29 is hiring a

Trending Entertainment Writer

New York, United States
Trending Entertainment Writer 
Calling all 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, who is digitally savvy, and has a nose for new stories that are 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.
Some of your duties will 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 that tap into trending or soon-to-be-trending topics in entertainment, as approved by assigning editors

-Building your own stories in our custom CMS; frequently sourcing your own photos 

-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



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.