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Senior Editor, Movies – Entertainment Weekly

Meredith Corporation

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted July 17, 2021.

Job Title

Senior Editor, Movies – Entertainment Weekly

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

The Senior Editor will organize and edit Entertainment Weekly”s movies section and movies features, delivering an engaging mix of entertainment news and access. Working closely with the editorial team and the photo and design departments, the staff editor will create ideas for the movies vertical, evaluate ideas from other staffers, assign reporting and writing, manage the movie writing staff (including assigning beats), oversee the design process, edit copy, and contribute writing as needed. The Senior Editor will also continually update the movies editorial calendar (review schedule) and work closely with digital leads to oversee digital Movies content, inclusive of handling day-to-day communication with publicists on exclusives, working with writers on roundups and galleries, brainstorming coverage of news, editing all significant digital movies stories, and coordinating the rollout of all print movies stories online.

The position requires excellent editorial judgement, organizational, managerial, and communications skills, a good eye for photo and design, all in an extremely fast-paced environment. When not working on print and digital movies stories, the staff editor will also contribute feature reporting, writing and editing in entertainment verticals, across print and digital. A passion for pop culture, strong writing and reporting skills, contacts in the entertainment industry and the ability to manage direct reports and work well with various teams are required.

II. Essential Job Functions

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Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results


Create and edit an engaging mix of content for Entertainment Weekly”s movies section


Work smoothly with reporters, writers, and the art and design teams


Feature reporting, writing and editing: deliver great entertainment access stories and news for the magazine”s feature well


Write and edit digital content


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


B.A. or equivalent experience


5-7 years in entertainment journalism, writing or editing experience, and 1+ years of managerial experience

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent writing and editing skills

Excellent organizational skills, ability to oversee many, constantly changing elements during a magazine close

A good eye for photos and design, ability to work smoothly with photo and design editors

Strong creativity and a sense of humor

A deep passion for pop culture

Solid contacts in the entertainment industry to help deliver access stories and report on breaking news

Ability to work well in a team amid a very fast-paced environment

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It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing

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About Meredith Corporation