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Editor, Nightlife and Entertainment, Nylon

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BDG

19d ago

  • Job
    Full-time
    Mid & Senior Level
  • Media & Journalism
  • £66.5K - £75K
  • New York City
  • Quick Apply

AI generated summary

  • You need 3-5 years editing or writing experience in digital media, a strong news sense, social and search skills, networking abilities, contacts in nightlife, trend forecasting skills, and willingness to attend events and meet deadlines.
  • You will set the voice and mission of NYLON's Entertainment section, assigning and editing daily stories, attending events for coverage, profiling talent, managing astrology content, planning for tentpole events, optimizing performance, and collaborating with team members.

Requirements

  • 3-5 years editing or writing experience in (ideally) digital media
  • Familiarity with best practices for search and social
  • A strong news sense and ability to identify which trending stories should be covered daily on the site
  • Comfort networking and attending events on behalf of the brand
  • Ability to forecast pop entertainment trends and cover them before they hit the mainstream
  • Comes with contacts and connections within the nightlife space
  • A willingness to attend evening events and meet morning deadlines
  • Able to tackle assigned stories and eager to pitch original stories with strong angles
  • Experience with Print a plus

Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Managing Editor, work to set the tone, voice, and mission of the NYLON Entertainment section through daily and longer-lead story assignments.
  • Work closely with the Managing Editor to ensure all major pop culture moments are appropriately covered on-site.
  • Work with freelance writers to assign and edit daily nightlife and entertainment stories for publish, in order to meet weekly goals
  • Attend relevant screenings, readings, concerts, and other events, with an eye for on-site or social coverage opportunities
  • Keep a close eye on developing internet trends and viral moments
  • Working closely with the entertainment team, pitch and write profile stories on up-and-coming talent and interview celebrities tied to new projects
  • Pitch and execute tent-pole moments and packages for the site
  • Oversee and manage astrology content, including editing monthly horoscopes
  • Expand NYLON’s lifestyle coverage even further by identifying topics ripe for further coverage opportunity
  • Collaborate on entertainment coverage for awards season, major red carpet events, music festivals, film festivals, and the like, planning far in advance for these tentpole events
  • Maintain a calendar of live red carpet events and share with the team (Awards Season, Met Gala, VMAs, etc.)
  • Use analytics tools to regularly monitor and optimize story and section performance, and develop and adjust strategy accordingly
  • Work closely with team members on ideation, site direction, and content package execution
  • Follow NYLON’s CMS best practices
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  • File accurate stories

FAQs

What kind of experience and relationships are necessary for the Nightlife & Entertainment Editor role at Nylon?

The ideal candidate for the Nightlife & Entertainment Editor role at Nylon should have established relationships within the nightlife, fashion, and entertainment industry. They should have prior experience writing pop culture news and interviews, as well as a strong knowledge and interest in pop and internet entertainment.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/bdg/about/

Entertainment & Media
Industry
201-500
Employees
2013
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

BDG is one of today’s leading global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture through its authentic and trusted storytelling. Audiences turn to our brands – Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, NYLON, Inverse, Mic, W, Romper, Scary Mommy, Fatherly, and The Dad – to hear from a set of diverse voices around the interests engaging the next generation. Founded in 2013, the Company reaches over 223 million readers and social fans and serves hundreds of the world's largest advertisers. BDG has global offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, and Paris.