The Entertainment Writer will compose columns, news stories, and feature-length articles covering the world of entertainment, from film and music to popular culture, with flair and wit. The Writer will be an integral part of The Daily Beast’s award-winning entertainment team, composing stories that explore (in part) the intersections of popular culture with race, politics, ethnicity, justice, and identity.
The ideal candidate will have a high news metabolism and must have a deep understanding of popular culture, politics—and the intersection of the two with identity. The Writer must also have demonstrated skills to write compelling columns, profiles, and news analysis pieces.
What You Get To Do:
Write columns and news analysis pieces with a sharp perspective.
Interview those in the world of entertainment.
Contribute to breaking news coverage of major events in the world of entertainment.
Assign stories and break news at the intersection of international affairs and domestic politics, always keeping an eye towards relevance for an American readership.
What You Bring To Us:
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
Willingness to collaborate with other reporters, editors, and media partners.
Strong writing skills (reporting skills a plus)
Proven skill as a narrative writer and storyteller.
Strong knowledge of the world of entertainment and pop culture, especially pressing topics among diverse cultures, communities, and racial and ethnic identities.
A self-starter who can conceive and execute stories with impact.
Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback, and work with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated capacity to work well in a team environment.
New York City- or Los Angeles-preferred, but can be located anywhere.
Why Work For Us?
The Daily Beast is a globally recognized publication at IAC HQ in Chelsea in New York City. Every month, we reach over 20 million of the most affluent and influential readers on the web. We have the aesthetic, quality, and editorial chops of a traditional media company with the nimble, tech-savvy required to be a digital only publisher. We are the best in the business at content partnerships, and we prove it through home-grown proprietary content tools that allow us to both predict what our partners should write about, but also measure the success of their content. This is a rare opportunity to work for a well-known, well-respected digital brand in an intimate, hands-on way, helping drive the national conversation from politics to fashion.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.