Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) (www.meredith.com) has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms — including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video — to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.
Meredith's National Media Group reaches nearly 175 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including 80 percent of U.S. millennial women. Meredith is a leader in creating content across media platforms and life stages in key consumer interest areas, such as celebrity, food, lifestyle, home, parenting, beauty and fashion. Meredith also features robust brand licensing activities, including more than 3,000 SKUs of branded products at 4,000 Walmart stores across the U.S., and The Foundry, the company's state-of-the-art creative lab and content studio. Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching more than 11 percent of U.S. households.
Entertainment Weekly is seeking an experienced digital news director in L.A. to help drive entertainment coverage for EW.com. The news director will lead a team of editors and writers responsible for covering breaking and trending entertainment stories online, and should be skilled in coming up with unique takes on the news that will help to engage and grow the EW audience.
The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and work well under pressure. Sound news judgment, excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, and a deep knowledge of entertainment and pop culture are also essential to the role.
The news director should be comfortable wearing many hats — whether tweaking headlines, devising content plans, or mentoring interns — and will work alongside the deputy editor to hone EW’s online voice and improve EW’s overall online experience.
Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
A passion for entertainment and pop culture
The ability to identify compelling stories and think through fast-paced breaking news situations
A/BS degree in journalism or communications (preferred)
5+ years of digital journalism experience; at least 2 in an editor capacity
At least 1 year of management experience
Familiar with media law and ethics, as well as using analytics tools to make editorial decisions
A detail-oriented multitasker
SEO and social media savvy
Willing to work occasional weekends and off-hours as needed