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CBS Corporation Executive Editor, ETonline.com in Burbank, California

Executive Editor, ETonline.com

REF#: 33445

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE:

JOB LOCATION: Burbank, CA

ABOUT US:

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

 

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DESCRIPTION:

Brand Overview:

We are the 24/7 entertainment news digital arm of the long-running, Emmy Award-winning syndicated TV series Entertainment Tonight. ETonline is a top three entertainment news network online, according to comScore. We’re also streaming 24/7 on our OTT platform, ET Live.

Role Details:

The Executive Editor for ETonline.com will be responsible for lifting the quality and diversity of our content, maximizing our output and audience, and positioning ET as the defining voice of entertainment news. You will lead a large team of writers and editors whose beats range from breaking news and in-depth long-form features to lifestyle and celeb style.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Set daily and weekly story budget and priorities for assignment editors and features writers.

  • Manage, educate and motivate the editorial team to create high-quality content under tight deadlines.

  • Maintain editorial calendar and create content plans around tent pole events, premieres, etc.

  • Help evolve and manage ETonline’s editorial voice and ensure all content is on brand.

  • Work with ET Live and ET show teams to help optimize their content on site.

  • Collaborate with sales, social and video teams to align on strategy, ideate, and produce content.

  • Use data and analytics to maximize the strategic value of all articles.

Key Projects:

  • Determining the major tentpole events we’ll cover -- awards shows, conventions, movie and TV premieres -- and then organizing the content plans around those.

  • Streamlining many of our editorial processes.

  • Expanding ETonline’s content offerings to a younger and more diverse audience.

  • Packaging ETonline content with a unique story for our sales team to create meaningful sponsorship opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • 5+ years experience running a large digital team

  • Journalism and digital newsroom experience

  • Genuine love for internet culture and entertainment news

  • Experience with SEO and analytics

  • Strong editorial judgment and quick decision-making skills

You might also have -

  • A spirit of curiosity and ability to think creatively about how we deliver journalism to new audiences where they are: OTT, mobile, desktop, social and other emerging platforms.

  • Strong leadership and teambuilding skills, with an interest in fostering a fun, but hardworking workplace culture, where everyone understands the expectations and feels valued.

  • An obsession with performance metrics and a bottomless well of original ideas.

  • A built-in network of strong freelance writers.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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