The FanSided network features more than 300 websites covering a variety of sports, entertainment and lifestyle topics. Launched in 2009 and acquired by Time Inc. in May 2015, FanSided is one of the industry’s fastest growing digital content networks and includes sites dedicated to every major professional sports team, all of the nation’s top college athletic programs, popular TV shows, movies and other celebrated sports, culture, tech and entertainment categories. Boasting a roster of more than 1,500 writers, FanSided’s unique fan-focused editorial content reaches millions of dedicated readers every month online and via its stable of highly customizable apps and newsletters

FanSided is part of Time Inc., a leading multi-platform consumer media company that engages over 230 million consumers globally every month. The Company's influential brands include PEOPLE, TIME, FORTUNE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, INSTYLE, REAL SIMPLE, SOUTHERN LIVING and TRAVEL + LEISURE, as well as approximately 60 diverse international brands. 



 

The job:

We are seeking a high energy, self driven individual to come join one of the fastest growing sports, entertainment, and lifestyle networks on the Internet.

 

The Culturess Jr. Editor will assist in all editorial operations of Culturess.com, a site covering women’s interests and issues for the 21st century.  The site covers a broad range of topics including entertainment, pop-culture, books, politics and sports. The ideal candidate will have one to two  years experience working in online publishing.. You will work at FanSided’s editorial headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.

You Will:

  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief in the management of all aspects of Culturess.com including editing, writing, social media, video, content strategy, SEO, contractor management, talent/recruiting, coaching and steering the overall direction and voice of the site.
  • Cover shifts both as a writer and editor, sometimes on holidays and weekends since the Internet never sleeps.
  • Help manage Culturess’ multiple social media channels, providing content appropriate for each channel.
  • Be a strong voice in FanSided’s editorial brain trust, helping to develop great pieces of content not only on Culturess but also on sites across the network.
  • Help develop and execute branded content, advertorials and tent pole content events.
  • Assist, at times, in the launching and development of new properties as we expand FanSided’s 300+ site network.
  • On camera experience is a plus but isn’t mandatory.
  • Assist the edit team in any areas or with any projects in which they may need assistance

You are:

  • Passionate: You give it your all. You are dedicated to your work and love what you do. You’re ready to be on Team FanSided. You’re energized by working in the start-up atmosphere of FanSided.
  • Collaborative: You have a flexible, open approach to work. You thrive building clear efficiencies in unstructured environments. You approach your career like a journey, taking on big challenges with zero ego.
  • A leader: You’re an influencer, an excellent communicator and a team-player. Your colleagues and superiors alike look up to you.
  • Objective: You’re a balanced, critical thinker. You know how to take on tough questions, letting the facts guide you to the best solutions, unhampered by your own biases or preconceptions.  You’re at your best when acting as the voice of reason, fairly arbitrating difficult situations.
  • Verbal: You’ve never got a problem voicing your opinion and know when to speak up, making sure your ideas are heard. Highly communicative, you know how to facilitate a conversation and always contribute to whatever meeting you’re in.
  • Innovator: An entrepreneurial spirit and an agent of change, you do not follow the cookie cutter format. You constantly look for opportunities to progress the business in creative ways
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