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Staff Writer, Entertainment


Job Overview:

This role reports to the Executive Editor of the Entertainment Group. In this mid-level role, you will work closely under the direction of the senior and executive editors to pitch, produce, edit and commission high-quality, engaging, shareable content for In Touch, Life and Style, Closer and Soaps In Depth. You will be obsessed with all things celebrity and entertainment, and able to create content quickly, experiment with lots of different formats, and analyze the results of your work.


Essential Functions:

  • Pitching and writing high-quality, on-brand stories each day, including a mix of articles and galleries;
  • Chasing talent, conducting interviews and maintaining relationships with sources;
  • Writing concise, punchy, on-brand social media promos and headlines that maximize content shareability;
  • Promoting your work through all applicable distribution channels;
  • Understand key social metrics, monitor them constantly, report on them and act on insights gathered from them;
  • Ensuring that all content you create is optimized for SEO, and constantly pitching new SEO ideas.


Education and Experience:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have worked in the media industry for a minimum of three years in a digital capacity;
  • Live and breathe the news cycle, and be naturally keen to know what people are talking about and Be a natural multi-tasker and a creative thinker, bursting with ideas;
  • Possess extreme flexibility, agility, and ability to work under pressure;
  • Be a very strong writer with some experience chasing and interviewing talent and editing copy;
  • Be highly organized;
  • Be both a team-player and a self-starter;
  • Be familiar with all four sites’ tone of voice and content areas.

Also desirable:

  • Ideally, be familiar with working in a range of CMSs;
  • Have some familiarity with social media strategy and SEO; and
  • Have some experience using Google Analytics.


Bauer Xcel Media is not your typical digital publisher. Despite our powerhouse brand portfolio, our teams are small but mighty. We move quickly. We are programmatic first. We create all of our own content, fully independent of our print magazine counterparts. Our editors own the complete lifecycle of our content from idea, to story, to social media posting, and beyond.

You'll find us in a shared start-up space where we have lots of hard-to-beat perks like a roof deck, beer on tap, ping pong, and an all-around collaborative spirit that's energetic and downright contagious.

Our team is fast and efficient and we believe that our spirit is a result of a flexible work environment that encourages a healthy work-life balance. Happy employees matter to us.

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