Assistant Editor, Celebrity and Entertainment (Evenings & Weekends)

Group Nine Media

New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 04/03/2021
  • Website: groupninemedia.com
  • Company Address: , New York, NY

About Group Nine Media

Group Nine Media is a digital-first media company that boasts nearly 4 billion video views every month.

Job Description

We’re looking for a TV, movie, and celebrity-obsessed Assistant Editor to join POPSUGAR, within Group Nine Media! If your free time is spent streaming countless hours of Netflix while tweeting updates to all your followers, your award season predictions are always spot on, you have a knack for writing shareable headlines and witty ledes, and you care about telling diverse stories, we want to talk to you!

As a member of the Editorial team, you’ll work Saturday through Wednesday, covering daytime hours on weekends and afternoon/evening hours on weekdays. The 3 weekdays you prefer to work can be flexible, but both weekend days are a must.This is a full time position and can be based in our NY, SF, or LA offices, covering east coast hours, and will report to the Content Director, Entertainment & Trending News. 

The Assistant Editor will lead by example in demonstrating Group Nine’s values - Care Deeply, Be Brave, Go First, Do Good, Stay Close and Win Together.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Research, write, and produce multiple posts each day for our Celebrity and Entertainment vertical
  • Create seasonal and themed features based on team and network brainstorms
  • Work closely with other team members on daily coverage and weekly/monthly editorial themes and planning
  • Conduct original reporting and interviewing to produce in-depth features as needed
  • Create content during special events, including award shows, premieres, and finales, working quickly and cleanly in real time
  • Consider analytics and previous successes to pitch strategic, winning story ideas
  • Follow a wide range of trending celebrity and entertainment topics to identify opportunities to spotlight multicultural stories and talent

SUCCESS WILL LOOK LIKE:

  • Exercising sound judgment on weekend coverage, resulting in content that drives traffic and engagement
  • Working well autonomously on the weekends, and collaboratively with the team during the week
  • Bringing new, intersectional perspectives and passions to PS with original, impactful content 

MUST HAVES:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in digital media, writing/editing, or a related field  
  • A healthy obsession with social media
  • Super strong writing and communication skills 
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment 
  • The ability to stay ahead of trends and adapt to new and changing tasks and priorities on an hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly basis 
  • A proven interest in and dedication to covering broad viewpoints, cultures, and experiences
  • A familiarity with and passion for the POPSUGAR brand 
  • HTML and Photoshop skills are a plus
  • Must be willing and able to work weekend and evening hours

Why Work at Group Nine

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. As part of our larger DE&I strategy, every employee goes through a series of DE&I training. We have incredible Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), with the support of our Head of DE&I and executive sponsors, that host everything from weekly safe space chats to community events.

We have amazing people. We can promise you’ll work alongside some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. Our people work hard but we always have fun doing it. Bottom line: we care about each other and we take our values seriously.

We care about you. We offer company-paid parental leave for everyone #inclusion. We also offer health, dental and vision insurance, along with a selection of voluntary benefits. We’ve partnered with best-in-class virtual care providers to bring health care, mental health support and meditation to all employees. Additionally, knowing that time away from work is integral to employee well-being, our time off allowances (consisting of vacation, sick, company holidays, volunteer and religious observances), ensure you have time to take care of yourself.

We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a matching 401(k) plan. Depending on the role, options may also be granted.

We value development. We are a high-performance organization that challenges itself to continuously grow. We invest in employee development. You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better once you’re here.

About POPSUGAR: 

POPSUGAR is the #1 most engaged-with Women’s Lifestyle site in the U.S. according to Comscore [Comscore, February 2020]. The company reaches young women through its positive and purpose-driven content across multiple platforms, spanning entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, parenting, and more. POPSUGAR reaches 1 in 2 Millennial women in the United States and leads all women’s lifestyle publishers in user engagement [Comscore & Platform Analytics, 2019]. In November 2019, POPSUGAR joined Group Nine Media, the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S., and home to The Dodo, NowThis, Thrillist and Seeker [Nielsen DCR, June 2020].

About Group Nine:

Group Nine has the most optimistic, fast moving, deeply connected brands in the categories that matter NOW. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, June 2020], Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. We reach over 80% of Americans in their 20s every month [Nielsen DCR, June 2020]. Audiences spend over 90 million hours a month engaging with our category-defining brands [platform analytics, August 2020] - NowThis, the no. 1 most-watched news and politics brand globally on social [Tubular Labs, May 2020]; The Dodo, the #1 media brand for reach on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, November 2019]; POPSUGAR, the #1 most engaged-with Women’s Lifestyle site in the U.S. [Comscore, February 2020]; Thrillist, the most-trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; and Seeker, the no. 1 science brand on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, April 2020]. Group Nine has been recognized with hundreds of prestigious awards including Edward R. Murrow, James Beard, Cannes Lions, Critic’s Choice, among others.

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