Entertainment Editor

Los Angeles, California, United States Full-time

Entertainment Editor - LA

We are currently looking for an experienced Editor with deep knowledge of movies and television to join our team.  The position will focus on leveraging the Ranker format and social reach to develop a great, compelling editorial voice. We are looking for a candidate who can bring a deep knowledge and passion for this space and can embrace social & data optimized publishing.

The Ranker Story:

Ranker is a new form of publisher, focused on entertaining content across all genres with a unique crowdsourced element. Our editors publish lists and rankings on topics on just about everything…from Best TV Dramas to Greatest Super Bowl Matchups to Best Albums of the 90s. Our readers then vote, edit, and re-rank the lists based on their opinions.

Founded in 2009, the company has made a number of breakthroughs in the last 18 months, which has led to explosive growth. Ranker now reaches close to 50MM users worldwide. In fact, per ComScore, Ranker had higher time on site than major publishers such as Wikia.com/Fandom, Time, Business Insider and Forbes as of July 2017. Ranker’s business is primarily premium programmatic, we are now profitable, and are backed by world-class VCs including Lowercase and Draper.

 

Why work for Ranker?

First, what’s in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Enhance your leadership skills by joining fast-paced and growing media organization
  • Not deeply familiar with Ranker? Despite its huge audience Ranker has flown a bit under the radar compared to its peers - we’ve built a real business without just burning through venture capital. You can be a part of helping us change perceptions and become a more recognized media brand.
  • Great perks (weekly lunches, free snacks, and drinks, free massages every month etc) that aren’t so over the top we’re a parody of ourselves.
  • Competitive benefits, including fully-paid medical
  • Most importantly, we are on the bleeding edge of scalable, data-driven distribution via social and SEO. The internet has changed drastically just in the last 3-4 years, and you will be immersed in tactics and analysis circa today, not 2013. 

What is expected of you?

  • 4+ years experience in feature editing in entertainment, celebrity, movies or television (gaming and/or sports editing is a nice plus)
  • Firm understanding of how to shape a story, and how to assign and select stories
  • Ability to spot trending topics and assign relevant angles that fit the unique Ranker format
  • Strong understanding of Facebook audience development
  • Develop and manage both a long-term and short-term editorial plan meeting both audience development goals as well as developing a strong editorial voice
  • Build and manage relationships with networks, studios, and entertainment content creators
  • Maintain strong knowledge of upcoming movie and television release slate and general entertainment and celebrity news
  • SEO optimization experience preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment socially forward data-driven digital publisher

 

Who will do great in this role?

We want you to be a successful and productive contributor to Ranker's voice and brand. With that said, we believe you’ll be successful if you have:

  • 4+  years of current editor experience in entertainment
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in digital media
  • Demonstrated track record  in story development
  • Excellent copywriting, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Great industry contacts and a passion for pop culture
  • Writing for short-form video and hosting experience a plus
  • Photo editing, web analytics, content management systems and social publishing
  • Love working in fast-moving, high-growth companies in an industry that is rapidly changing
  • Creative problem solver and effective communicator. Able to make actionable and informed decisions
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, film, etc.

Apply for this opening at http://ranker.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fu9w?apply=true