CBS Corporation Senior Editor (Entertainment), GameSpot in Burbank, California

Senior Editor (Entertainment), GameSpot

REF#: 28091


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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Role Details:

The Senior Editor (Entertainment) will help lead the global GameSpot entertainment editorial team in providing industry leading content coverage of the latest film, TV, comic books, and other gamer-focused pop culture properties. You will be managing a team of full-time editorial employees as well as managing a bigger team of contractors to ensure our editorial not only meets the highest editorial standards as set by the Editor in Chief, but also that they are timely and scheduled in accordance with release dates and embargos. You will also be working with teams and contractors in international territories to use the global editorial resource to its full potential. As Senior Editor, you'll also be charged with managing and maintaining positive PR relationships, so established, healthy contacts in the entertainment industry is a must.

Your Day-to-Day:

Manage GameSpot's entertainment coverage across news, features, and reviews

Create relevant, timely, and interesting written content on entertainment properties that our predominantly games-focused audience is interested in

Coordinate and lead GameSpot entertainment staff both in LA and other US/global offices to execute on editorial priorities

Work closely with our in-house video production team to plan, script, and appear in videos

Liaise with external PR partners to ensure GameSpot is at the forefront of access for reviews, interviews, screeners, and any other relevant editorial opportunities

Key Projects:

Formulate an ongoing strategy to ensure GameSpot's leadership role in mainstream entertainment coverage

Monitor and analyze GameSpot's entertainment output to ensure content is meeting audience and site requirements

Assist and support in building out an LA-based entertainment team for GameSpot

Raise the profile of GameSpot and GameSpot Universe to key external partners


What you bring to the team:

You have --

4 years + experience in pop culture-focused entertainment journalism

High standards of editorial excellence, and a proven ability to lead a team that can deliver it

Extensive contacts in entertainment industry

On-camera and/or video programming experience

Experienced team leader

Passion for film, TV, comic books, and other pop culture

Recognized expert in entertainment media

You might also have --

Established track record in managing and overseeing an editorial plan focused on entertainment

Experience with video production/distribution

Substantial network of freelance writers and editors

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