Senior Entertainment Reporter

Editorial Remote - United States


Description

Position at Spiceworks

Mashable is seeking an experienced Senior Entertainment Reporter to join our team.  

We are seeking a self-starter with natural curiosity, who is comfortable pitching long-term pieces as well as tackling trending topics with a mindful approach. A deep passion for film, television, and the evolving realms of streaming releases is essential. All forms of pop culture appreciation are welcome. 

The ideal candidate will be passionate about creating original entertainment content, including reviews, breaking news, imaginative editorials, interviews with celebrities and craftspeople, evergreen content, and SEO pieces related to viewers' second screen experience. 

You’ll develop coverage around both quicker-turn news and longer-term trends with an eye toward inclusivity and incorporating a diverse array of voices and creators. The candidate will be a team player, who is able to multi-task and work on deadline in a fast-paced environment. Time management and communication skills are a must. A successful entertainment reporter at Mashable will be familiar with our core coverage areas and enthusiastic about collaborating with a team of reporters, editors, and audience development experts. As part of this role, you’ll also understand and have the ability to execute upon optimization and social tactics that grow and deepen audience reach and engagement. 

 The Day to Day

  • Searching emerging topics for potential coverage, both long and short term
  • Pitching and writing creative, unique entertainment stories, including interviews
  • Writing lists, streaming guides, and reviews
  • Reaching out to PR reps and studios as needed for coverage
  • Collaborating with members of the Entertainment team on larger projects
  • Optimizing content and brainstorming with our social team to grow and deepen audience reach and engagement

Qualifications

  • Availability of 40 hours per week
  • At least 5 years covering entertainment 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong fact-checking skills
  • Strong grasp of grammar and AP Style
  • Ability to turn around content quickly as well as develop reviews, criticism and deeper enterprise
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable managing sensitive topic areas
  • A self-starter as well as a team player (a sense of humor is a must!)
  • In-depth knowledge of TV and movies 
  • Ability to ideate and produce content with unique angles
  • Ability to explore audience questions, trends and conversations in content creation
  • Knowledge of digital and social spaces, culture and conversations
  • Enthusiastic about collaborating with a team of reporters, editors and other experts
  • Understanding of and ability to execute upon optimization and social tactics that grow and deepen audience reach and engagement

 Responsibilities

  • Pitching and writing creative, unique entertainment stories, including interviews
  • Writing lists, streaming guides, and reviews
  • Collaborating with members of the Entertainment team on larger projects
  • Optimizing content and brainstorming social ideas to grow and deepen audience reach and engagement

 Benefits

All roles are paid and eligible for our healthcare benefits


This position is covered by the NewsGuild of New York (http://www.nyguild.org/). The contractual salary range for this position is $70,000 to $80,000. Ziff Media Group is committed to diversity and encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.