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Weekend Writer / Editor, E News Digital, Editorial


New York, NY 04-05-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Job Description

E! News is looking for an experienced, passionate candidate to join the NY digital news team in a hybrid weekend writer/editor role. This person will be responsible for writing and publishing content daily while editing junior writers and conducting interviews for E! Online. This person will also spearhead E!'s weekend coverage, working Saturday-Wednesday.

The ideal candidate has experience working in entertainment, strong news judgment and an understanding of the E! audience. They will also be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and use data-driven analysis and social conversations to determine content and pitch ideas. The candidate will work well in team settings and also on their own, thriving in the autonomy of the weekends, when they will be the driving force between our coverage.

• Write and publish 5-7 pieces of content daily, ranging from trending news stories and galleries to interviews and breaking news
• Work under tight deadlines, providing clean, clear copy
• Edit copy for other writers in a timely manner, providing grammatical feedback as well as notes on style, tone and fact-checking
• Ability to self-edit when necessary
• Determine strongest news stories to pursue on the weekend and work quickly and efficiently to publish content
• Identify and pitch stories, viral trends and celebrities that help start conversation and drive page views, social referral traffic and engagement
• Seek out clever angles, second beats and attention-grabbing headlines
• Familiarity with analytics, ability to examine story performance and identify follow up angles to continue to increase page views and engagement
• Pitch and conduct interviews with celebrities, identifying strongest angles afterwards and writing up in a timely manner
• Work alongside the team in covering tentpole events, brainstorming lead-up coverage and writing articles in real time during red carpets, award shows and other pop culture events
• Collaborate with social team to promote content across the portfolio
• Understanding of E! social audiences and ability to post on E! social when necessary

• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
• 4+ years experience in a deadline writing sharp copy, ideally in entertainment news
• Excellent writing skills that align with the E! voice
• Proficient in SEO
• Strong news judgment and understanding of what the E! reader wants to consume

Desired Characteristics:
• Hard-working, dedicated and detail-oriented
• Thrives in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
• A blend of collaborative skills as well as being an independent self-starter
• Effective communication skills and strong collaborator who can work across multiple departments
• A passion for pop culture

Additional Requirements:

Hybrid: This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week.

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website.

Salary range: $70,000-$80,000

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by emailing [email protected].

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm0q8v-44-221-70-232-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $70,000 to $80,000 Per Year ($ USD)