NBC Universal Writer, E! News Digital in Universal City, California

Job Number 34496BR

Job Title Writer, E! News Digital

Business Segment Cable Entertainment

Sub-Business E! Entertainment

Posting Category Digital Media

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province California

City Universal City

Responsibilities

• The writer will discover, write and post:

o Daily feature stories

o Viral or otherwise socially generated stories, photos and videos

o News stories

o Photo galleries

o Stories that are driving the pop culture conversation

o Original content and POV that drives the social conversation

Qualifications/Requirements

• Minimum 1 year experience in a deadline writing environment

• Solid online news experience; has an eye for the best and most traffic-driving stories

Desired Characteristics

• Ability to spot a hot-button story or a viral video

• Ability to conceive of and execute on daily feature stories pivoting off relevant and major news arcs

• Passionate about news, pop culture and entertainment, and familiar with all of the web’s top news sites and blogs, and with current entertainment news

• Thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to respond to news as it happens

• Hard-working, dedicated and detail-oriented

• Clear and concise writer

• Ability to report out a story on deadline

• A stats junkie with a competitive streak and a desire to continue improving

• Very knowledgeable in social media and SEO and how they influence news production

• Team worker who can work well with others

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