Associate Editor, Entertainment

Exciting opportunity at an award-winning digital media start-up out of Harvard, growing and profitable for the past eight consecutive years since its launch and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, Forbes 100 Best Websites for Women, and Forbes 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women, and named Top Small Business of the Year by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Her Campus Media (HerCampus.com), the #1 new media brand for the empowered college woman & leading college marketing firm, is seeking a social media-fluent, pop culture-obsessed Associate Editor to oversee and grow the entertainment vertical, manage special editorial features and projects, collaborate with the social media team, and secure and conduct exclusive interviews, among other responsibilities. A creative and nimble start-up culture, an ambitious team of writers to manage, and sky's-the-limit opportunities for growth make this role an ideal opportunity for a capable self-starter who is passionate about editing, mentoring college writers, building relationships, working in tandem with social media, and staying on the pulse of all things pop culture. Most importantly, candidates must be driven by Her Campus's mission of serving college women and serving as a career launching pad for the nation's top student journalists.

Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Manage and oversee team of remote writers (college student contributors)

  • Assign and edit daily entertainment stories

  • Conceptualize and execute special, timely editorial projects and features from beginning to end, such as Bachelor/Bachelorette content hubs and special features, securing and conducting exclusive interviews and more

  • Serve as editorial lead on entertainment- and celebrity-related programs and partnerships such as Her Conference, attending and covering major events, conducting celebrity interviews, and more

  • Assist in creating entertainment-related content across social platforms (Instagram Stories, Snapchat, and more)

  • Assist with content selection and voice for daily email newsletter

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 1-3 years of full-time editorial experience

  • Involvement in Her Campus during college preferred

  • An obsession with pop culture

  • Superb writing and editing skills

  • Rigorous attention to detail

  • Ability to confidently attend and cover major events and secure and conduct high-profile interviews

  • Strong command of major social media platforms

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

  • Quick and efficient worker with ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at once

  • Excellent phone, in-person, and email communication skills

  • Ability to function autonomously and complete projects and tasks without close management and supervision

  • Fluency with typical office technology and software; knowledge of AP Style; knowledge of Google Analytics, Wufoo, and Mailchimp a plus

  • Self-starter with go-getter attitude, positive and upbeat nature, and excellent work ethic who doesn’t mind getting his/her hands dirty and is excited about working in a start-up environment

  • Passion for Her Campus, our mission, and the job of growing our traffic, elevating our brand, and leading our team of college writers

Additional information

This is a full-time salaried position that includes a base salary plus opportunities for performance bonuses, with benefits including top of the line Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, dental and vision insurance, 401k plan with company matching, flexible sick leave, vacation and personal day policy, generous company holiday policy, and fun yet focused office environment.

This is an opportunity to join a fast-growing, women-owned-and-operated start-up and gain high-level editorial experience as part of a small team of editors running one of the most popular sites for Gen Z and millennial women.

Please note: Her Campus Media hopes to recruit and advance minorities, women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, and veterans—we welcome and encourage all applicants. Our goal is for our team and culture to reflect the diversity of the global community of women we serve.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, links to 3 relevant writing clips/projects/interviews, and salary history.  Please also include whether you are applying for this position based in our office in Boston or on a remote basis from NYC.