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Hearst Television Senior Editor, ELLE.com in New York, New York

ELLE.com is looking for a senior editor to oversee its coverage of television, music, movies, books, and internet culture.

This position will be a mix of writing and editing—the ideal candidate will be as comfortable writing a quick take on Rihanna’s latest as they are at planning and executing longform trend pieces, reported features, and celebrity profiles.

*Responsibilities: *

  • Oversee culture coverage (writing and editing), ensuring a mix of subjects, range of content — from quick takes and news posts to packages to reported stories — and a diversity of subjects
  • Plan and coordinate ELLE.com’s culture daily, weekly, and monthly coverage with strategy to ensure traffic growth
  • Cultivate and manage a stable of freelance writers
  • Write and/or assign and edit news stories, Q&A's, profiles, and SEO-forward posts
  • Develop editorial series and franchises
  • Identify and conceive of unique ways to cover culture news to maximize ELLE.com’s impact
  • Contribute to awards season coverage

Requirements:

  • At least 4 years experience writing and editing for a website, newspaper, or magazine, ideally in culture and entertainment
  • An endless appetite for all things entertainment and culture
  • Ability to analyze data and make editorial decisions based on it
  • Enthusiasm for the ELLE.com brand and dedication to the site’s growth and impact
  • A discerning eye for internet culture and trends
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Bachelor's degree

Note: For consideration, resumes must be submitted in .pdf format with a cover letter, salary requirements, and a link to a portfolio of work

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