Digital Spy, Movies Editor
Digital Spy, the UK’s biggest entertainment website, is looking for a Movies Editor who can be the brand’s chief authority on all things film.
Someone who loves big Hollywood franchises – Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, Fast & Furious – but also has an encyclopaedic knowledge of cult and mainstream film.
Reporting to our Associate Editor, this is a role for an experienced and energetic digital journalist with a track record in the field of movies, excellent news instincts and a contact book stuffed with publicists, industry figures and freelancers of all varieties.
The successful applicant will be both a funny and stylish writer and an innovative and highly organised self-starter full of ideas, with Google Analytics at the top of their bookmark list.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Be the chief authority on movies and all film-related events at Digital Spy.
- Manage the movies planning process from start to finish.
- Work with Digital Spy’s news department to help steer the brand’s movie coverage.
- Source and conduct interviews with an aim to providing exclusive stories.
- Source, write and ideate movies news stories, features and videos.
- Plan and implement SEO wins within the field of movies.
- Attend and report on relevant movies-related events, from red carpets to junkets.
- Manage a monthly budget and commission freelancers.
- Maintain good contacts with movie publicists and the wider industry.
- Work with Social Media Editor on objectives across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
- Work with Video Editor on the creation of movies video content.
- Present video content at junkets and as part of regular Digital Spy video franchises.
- Analyse, report and respond to real-time and historical audience data.
- Stay abreast of relevant websites, magazines and social channels to ensure we're one step ahead.
Click 'Apply' and please send us your CV along with the following task:
- Three feature ideas (headlines and a short explanation) for Digital Spy Movies
- 200 or so words on your vision for Digital Spy Movies: what are we doing right and what more could we do?