CBS Corporation Senior Editor - CBS.com in Burbank, California

Senior Editor - CBS.com

REF#: 27401

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE:

JOB LOCATION: Burbank, CA

ABOUT US:

CBS Interactive is a premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the industry. Our websites dive deep into the things that people care about: business, entertainment, games, news, sports and technology. With more than 290 million unique visitors each month, CBS Interactive is a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks.

DESCRIPTION:

CBS Interactive is looking for a Senior Editor to conceptualize, write, edit, and publish content on CBS’ digital platforms. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience as a writer and editor at commercial web publications. Plus, a strong passion for television is a must!

The Senior Editor will create share-able articles, galleries, and interactive experiences for desktop, web, mobile, and OTT platforms. In addition, they will edit pieces from writers and contributors.

We’re looking for a candidate who can create content that captures fans’ imaginations, which aligns with network marketing to drive traffic, tune-in and revenue. Other key aspects of this role include: mentoring and editing writers, responding to stakeholders’ interests (from ideation to publication to promotion), and writing short and long form articles.

The Senior Editor will also be responsible for keeping production efficient, meeting deadlines, and maintaining an overall high standard of quality.

Responsibilities:

Develop ideas for editorial, visual and interactive content related to CBS’s entertainment programming, as well as pop culture events like GRAMMYs, Academy of Country Music Awards, Tony Awards, Comic-Con, and the TCAs.

Manage content from concept to completion for all assigned shows

Write, assign and edit articles, galleries, and interactive experiences

Coordinate across departments to secure assets and approvals as needed

Work closely with the social team to ideate and position content for social sharing

Work closely with video team to ideate and execute effective video pieces to complement written features

Manage positive and productive relationships with key stakeholders

Contribute to the development and execution of sponsored content programs

Keep track of trends in the digital landscape and suggest ways we can implement on site

Experience working with Photoshop and creating simple web graphics and GIFs

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience managing freelancers and direct reports at a consumer-facing web publication, preferably in entertainment

At least 5-7 years writing for commercial web properties

Experience optimizing headlines with both social sharing and SEO in mind

Excellent writing skills with an instinct for the ways digital natives consume on the web and mobile

Experience creating sponsored or branded content for advertisers, for clients, or in-house

Experience using team collaboration platforms like Asana, Basecamp, Trello, or JIRA

Experience working with a CMS and HTML is critical

A keen eye for visuals that will entice readers

A knack for understanding the needs of clients or stakeholders, and coordinating with them effectively

Must be an excellent communicator with a commitment to open collaboration

Must successfully pass a background check

In addition, CBS will be guided by applicable federal, state and local laws when considering for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled