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Dexerto

Senior Entertainment Editor

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Dexerto
🌎 Remote (USA)

As Senior Entertainment Editor, it’s your responsibility to drive the growth of Dexerto’s editorial content across entertainment. This means you need to know all the big personalities we currently cover, and also be able to recommend other stars of online entertainment that we should be following. You’ll be on top of all trends impacting our content output, guiding and leading the content strategy, the ideation of news and entertainment on dexerto.com.

You’ll be instrumental in raising the profile of Dexerto across entertainment publishing; through the delivery of exceptional content. You'll have a natural grasp of what makes great news and is entertaining to our global audience. Utilising your in-depth knowledge of streamers, twitch personalities and YouTubers to create engaging content.

Whilst you will be working remotely, you will be part of a team of writers based all around the world. You will also have to use your writing skills to craft and share engaging posts on Twitter and Facebook. Social media experience is desirable, as is SEO knowledge, analytic skills and basic Photoshop skills.

Requirements

  • Understanding and knowledge of the online entertainment industry, its current trends and personalities
  • A snappy and compelling writing style
  • Able to write to short deadlines under pressure
  • Have a keen attention to detail – can spot grammatical errors and fact check.
  • Creative ability – able think of feature ideas and suggest news stories that will resonate with our audience
  • Adaptable – is able to write about a variety of topics.
  • Personable with good communication skills
  • Able to act independently on writing tasks
  • Is confident with social media
  • SEO knowledge desirable but not essential
  • Able to work full-time hours (40) without other education or job commitments
  • Be committed to good time management
  • Own computing equipment that can run Photoshop and be able to use it competently
  • Experience with content management systems is desirable
  • Monitoring and continual improvement of website stats
  • Deliver in-depth stats reports to Editor in Chief
  • Work with Vertical Editors to analyse and improve

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS – PLEASE READ AND DO THIS

Submit your resume with a detailed cover letter explaining how your skills and experience relate to the role. We would like to see links to your previous work if possible, as well as a 350 word news article (linked via Google Docs or similar) on a big current news story in the online entertainment world. The story must appeal to Dexerto’s readers and be written in the style of our content. We would also like one feature idea that you think would resonate with our audience. You must do these tasks or you will not be considered for the role.