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Weekend Editor

IndieWire

Los Angeles, CA 02-28-2024
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Established in 1996, IndieWire reports on, defines, and elevates the best of film & TV and is a go-to source for creators and consumers to discover new voices. Indiewire is looking for Los Angeles based Weekend Editor, Thursday-Monday, to join our growing News team. This role demands sharp writing, editing, and fact-checking skills, high-volume production of breaking news under tight deadlines, and strong news judgment. They must be able to self-publish clean copy, edit others, and write terrific headlines. A self-directed ability to track the entertainment news cycle and identify news stories to cover on their own is essential.

This role captures relevant breaking news in the form of aggregation, pre-writing trailer posts, writing up a press release, and creating galleries. The person who will thrive in this role brings a strong news sense, can pitch unique ways to advance a story, and understands that being on the news beat is all about speed, precision, and the pivot.

The hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm PT. On weekends, the editor is responsible for a minimum of 6 stories per day and is responsible for managing the site, which includes curating the homepage and posting articles to our social channels. Saturday and Sunday stories will be filed to a rotating weekend supervisor for edit. A strong news sense is essential: The role demands the ability to identify worthy stories, know when and how to seek out additional confirmations, and use the news cycle to create fresh spins.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Write a minimum of 3 stories per day on weekdays and 6 stories on weekend days. Some days will be greater based on the news cycle.
• Serve as backup for social media posting and homepage curation during week, solo on Sat/Sun.
• Make fast and decisive judgment calls on breaking news stories
• Unearth news from traditional and new-media sources
• Manage the weekend supervisor schedule, coordinating dates with IndieWire staff in advance.
• Be responsible for finding weekend news writer coverage from staff if you need to be absent.

Qualifications:
• Two to five years' experience writing and editing short-form pieces on a tight deadline
• Understanding of and obsession with film and television
• Understanding of the entertainment media landscape
• Experience using a CMS and social media platforms
• SEO knowledge a plus

The salary for this role is $66,750. Factors that could be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, years of experience and comparison to current employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range. The total compensation package for this position will also include other elements, a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits including 401(k) eligibility and paid time off benefits.

PMC is committed to the health and wellness of our employees. As part of our company-wide rollout of PMC's paid healthcare plan, for this role the company pays 100% of the monthly health, dental and vision plan premiums for the employee and their family. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

If you have more or less experience than specified on this job posting, please apply and list your salary expectations.

If hired, employee will be in an ''at-will position'' and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors).

About IndieWire:

For over 25 years, IndieWire has been covering the business and art of entertainment. With the respect of film and TV creators, executives, and passionate fans alike, IndieWire is known for being ahead of the curve with a unique editorial voice that combines in-depth industry reporting and analysis, breaking news, and its best-in-class Oscars, Emmys, and crafts coverage. IndieWire began in July 1996 as an online chat room and evolved to become one of the earliest online entertainment news outlets. As IndieWire grew, its coverage expanded beyond film festivals and the independent film industry to include all aspects of Hollywood and the expanding universes of TV and streaming and has continued to do so since being acquired by Penske Media Corp. in 2016.

About PMC:

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate audience of over 300 million globally. Since 2004, PMC has been a pioneer in digital media reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Variety, Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Dick Clark Productions, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Deadline, TVLine, Sportico, BGR, ARTnews, Fairchild Media, Vibe, IndieWire, Artforum, Gold Derby, Spy.com and Luminate, the premier data and analytics company. PMC's journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth, and courage. In addition, PMC owns several vital cultural events such as SXSW, LA3C, Life is Beautiful, Latin Music Week and ATX Television Festival. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. PMC is committed to fostering a working environment that is inclusive and responsible, where we value a company culture built on all backgrounds, voices, and experiences. For more information on the company, please visit www.PMC.com

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn1wmm-44-201-97-224-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $66,750 Per Year ($ USD)