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ViacomCBS Editor, PopCulture.com in United States

REF#: 37318

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE:

JOB LOCATION: USA

ABOUT US:

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DESCRIPTION:

Brand Overview:

PopCulture.com is looking for a new editorial team member on our staff shift who is passionate about pop culture, reality television, and sports entertainment. An ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in a team environment and has strong communication skills. In this role, you play a key part in our news desk, with general coverage assignments - assigning, editing, and publishing content across multiple platforms. Editors are expected to balance writing, line editing, and assigning content to writers during their shifts.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Edit and write trending and entertainment news in the pop culture sphere.

  • Assign content to writers based on data-driven decisions about what to prioritize.

  • Publish content on social media with headlines and content tailored to the platform audience.

  • Stay up to date on SEO tactics, social media, journalism and creative best practices.

  • Cover award shows, music and movie premiers and other key events throughout the year to gather interviews and provide unique content.

  • Work closely with editorial, video, and creative teams to maintain brand voice and uphold style guide standards.

Key Projects:

  • Expand news desk audience and build engagement.

  • Build relationships and develop sources in the entertainment space to provide premium information and break news.

  • Provide original content to help grow audience and community.

  • Work with managing editor to provide comprehensive coverage of live, national events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, or other, related field

  • At least 4 years professional editorial experience

  • Excellent communication and written skills

  • Good organizational skills

  • Ability to collaborate well with other reporters

  • Self motivation as well as ability to work within a team dynamic

  • Proven judgement in journalistic decision making and content management

  • Deep understanding of pop culture and ability to match that expertise to audience appetite

  • Demonstrated ease in multi-tasking and tackling change

FUNCTION: Editorial/Publishing/Content

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

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