Editor - Movies/Streaming - IGN

Editorial Culver City, California


Description

Position at IGN

Position: Editor - Movies/Streaming

 

IGN is a leading media company focused on gaming, entertainment, and pop culture. We are the number one video game and entertainment information destination and attract one of the largest concentrated audiences of young adults on the Internet across 28 platforms including desktop, mobile, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more.

 

 

Overview

The Editor - Movies/Streaming at IGN will stand at the intersection of streaming and film, focusing on emerging streaming platforms -- like HBO Max and Peacock -- as well as established services like Netflix.

 

The editor will create and contribute to a wide range of streaming and film content, including features, reviews, news, and previews, with a focus on written formats that can also be adapted to video. This editor will also have the opportunity to contribute to traditional movie coverage as well, including reviews, features, junkets and set visits.

 

In addition to professional experience writing articles -- specifically reviews and recommendation features -- and conducting interviews, candidate must have experience meeting regular daily deadlines, proactively generating creative ideas for content, and managing relationships with external partners.

 

This position will focus on coverage of popular genre films in the streaming space, as well as highlighting hidden gems relevant to the IGN audience, and conceptualizing larger features on the streaming industry as a whole. The ideal candidate should be well-organized, proactive, and results-driven. This role will report into the Deputy Entertainment Manager.

 

 

Here’s what the role will be focused on:

 

Create content to help the audience discover relevant streaming movies on a variety of platforms.

Proactively ideate, pitch and execute the below content types:

        Review content to help the audience determine what is and isn’t worth watching.

        Features that help the audience better understand the content they’re consuming.

        Interviews with both talent involved with streaming movies as well as the executives making decisions behind-the-scenes.

Work with the Deputy Entertainment Manager, Executive Movies Editor, and Executive Features Editor to strategize around coverage of streaming services, using tools like SEO and traffic analytics.

Contribute to traditional movie coverage including reviews, features, interviews, and junkets.

Assign and edit streaming and movie content from IGN freelancers.

Coordinate content and manage relationships with external partners on the studio and talent side.

Work with the social team and video team to identify opportunities for overlap with their respective verticals.

Participate in video content around the topics IGN Entertainment covers, not limited to just streaming movies.

 

 

Qualifications

You have at least 1-2+ years of relevant experience in the entertainment industry and a published body of work covering movies and streaming space.

You have contacts in the industry you can leverage for exclusives and unique coverage ideas.

You are an active consumer of streaming content and proactive in your pursuit of hidden gems on streaming platforms.

You have an interest in understanding audience consumption habits on streaming services and come armed with strategies to engage them.

You are an expert in your own time management and are detail-oriented, delivering assignments on deadline and with clean, accurate copy.

You are a creative and critical thinker who can deliver informed opinions in video and written form.

You can lead written and video content projects from start to finish as a “one person army,” from script to edit to publish.

You are passionate about the genre space, and you consider yourself an expert in specific genre franchises.

You understand Internet trends, analytics tools, SEO principles, etc. and know your way around a CMS.

You are collaborative, have a good attitude, and a desire to learn.

 

 

It would be extra awesome if…

You’re an IGN reader/watcher and active community member.

You have current and active relationships with studios and networks like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, CBS, and others.

You are articulate and comfortable on camera and can speak extemporaneously as well as read from a script or teleprompter -- every member of our content team is welcome to participate in video projects.

You have a strong understanding of multiple social platforms, including how users consume content on everything from Instagram to TikTok to Reddit.

 

 

IGN’s editorial team is made up of all kinds of people that share a common love of games, TV, movies, comics, tech, and all things geeky. We strongly encourage people of every race, gender, sexual orientation, and background to apply.

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