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To apply for this position, please email jobs@wetpaint.com and attach your resume, cover letter and two writing samples (100-300 words) about your favorite TV shows.

If you’re feeling crazy enough to share your obsession for TV, work with us! Wetpaint is looking for a sassy, informed, and opinionated Editor II to manage and maintain a fun and full portfolio of TV entertainment sites. Reporting directly to the Managing Editor, the Editor II will primarily focus on content strategy, day-to-day management and audience building around a set of hot entertainment properties that cater to Wetpaint’s core female demographic. Broad strokes include management of in-house and freelance editors, content editing, content writing, social media distribution, and photo/video production. You’ll join an existing team of talented editors in helping shape a best-in-class web publishing platform.

The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a collaborative team environment and has the ability to effectively manage deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced work setting. Night and weekend availability is a must. Demonstrated experience writing and editing in a specific voice in the entertainment/lifestyle genre is required, as is intermediate knowledge of SEO and web analytics. Passion for TV, pop culture, and fashion is a major, major plus!

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Plan the content and publishing schedule for a portfolio of TV fan sites

  • Research topic areas and competitive offerings
  • Help develop, write, and edit content (text, photos, and video)
  • Analyze and react to performance of content types
  • Adhere to weekly editorial budget

Identify, hire, and manage editorial talent – Assistant Editors, and editorial contractors

  • Coordinate and supervise the workflow of a pool of freelance writers
  • Provide ongoing intern and contractor support, training, and management
  • Manage a team of Assistant Editor and interns

Assist Executive Editor in developing Wetpaint’s ongoing editorial strategy

  • Help evaluate and select new TV shows to cover
  • Help develop new types of content and new ways of experimenting with content

Skills & Experience:

  • 3 to 5 years of editorial web publishing, must include experience in the lifestyle genre.
  • Deep understanding for how to optimize content for readability and presentation for the web.
  • Experience working with or managing freelance writers/editors.
  • Strong familiarity with search engine optimization, web analytics, social media, and photo editing programs.
  • B.A. in English, Journalism, or related field.

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