Wetpaint - Seattle, WA

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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 Executive Editor, the Editor II will primarily focus on 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 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. 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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