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Overnight Writer, E Online E!

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Overnight Writer, E Online E!

• Intermediate Level

Summary

E! News is looking for a self-motivated team player to join the digital team in creating agenda-setting, original cross-platform content.

Category Writers 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date May 17, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The ideal candidate will have experience working in the entertainment space and be a master in all things pop culture. The Overnight Writer, E! Online, will be responsible for writing and self-publishing news stories in a fast-paced, deadline-driven newsroom throughout the evening shift. The overnight shift (5PM-1AM PT) offers a unique opportunity to spearhead E!’s coverage throughout the night and kickstart the following day on a strong note.

Responsibilities:
  • In this role, you will identify, write and publish 5+ pieces of daily content including:
  • News stories
  • Viral or otherwise socially generated stories, photos and videos
  • Photo galleries
  • Identify viral and emerging stories/trends and pitch to the assignment editor
  • Craft clever angles, headlines and second beats to trending stories
  • Publish content to Facebook and other social platforms
Qualifications/Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
• 5+ years’ experience in a deadline writing environment, ideally in entertainment news
• Proficient SEO and social media with a clear understanding of how the two influence one another
• Excellent writing skills that align with the unique, conversational E! voice
• This is not a 9-5 job. Candidates need to be flexible and willing to work weekends and evenings at times depending on the news cycle

Desired Characteristics

• Hard-working, dedicated and detail-oriented
• Thrives in a fast-paced, competitive, 24/7 breaking news cycle
• A blend of collaborative skills as well as being an independent self-starter
• Effective communication skills and experience working across multiple departments
• Must love pop culture and all things entertainment

Sub-Business

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Evening
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