CBS Corporation Features Writer - TV Guide in New York, New York

Features Writer - TV Guide

REF#: 30258

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE:

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY

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:

Role Details:

TV Guide.com is looking for a hungry, experienced writer to join our Features team.

The ideal candidate is tapped into the cultural conversations surrounding TV and can translate that understanding into sharp reported pieces that further that conversation, as well as delivering thoughtful cultural critiques. They should be able to find unique, interesting stories in shows ranging from The Bachelor to Game of Thrones to Lovesick to the next great show no one has ever heard of. They should also be excited and energized to experiment with innovative storytelling formats, whether those are personal essays, organizing high level roundtables, hilarious and shareable riffs in list form, video projects, and more.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Pitch, research and plan out features for next week, month, quarter.

  • Publish one feature (evergreen list, take, reported piece) per day.

  • Turn around timely edits.

  • Adhere to and check in about reporting plans for features in progress, including reporting in and out of the office.

  • Maintain and update TV Guide’s special sections.

  • Work with the video team to expand features coverage beyond the text.

Key Projects:

  • Pitch big ideas for cross-platform packages that include editorial, video and social like our upcoming Pride Month package about LGBTQ representation on screen.

  • Create video series and podcast ideas that further TV Guide’s brand identity.

  • Plan innovative coverage for major industry events like TCAs, Comic Con, Awards Season, Premiere Red Carpets, and more.

  • Create new innovative formats for the features team to tell stories with.

QUALIFICATIONS:

What you bring to the team:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)

  • 3+ years of experience in entertainment journalism.

  • A strong knowledge of pop culture — specifically the television business — and a passion for covering it.

  • An innate ability to think outside the box and find the angle on a story that no one’s thought of.

  • Ability to creatively source stories.

  • Deep understanding of stories that create and drive conversation on social.

  • Willingness to travel for work and do on the ground reporting.

  • Submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples that best represent your abilities

You may also have:

  • On camera experience

  • Willingness to appear in videos/podcasts/television for TVGuide.com

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled