Deputy Online Editor

Variety, Los Angeles, California

Date PostedSeptember 11, 2017
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Variety: Deputy Online Editor

Recognized and respected throughout the world as the definitive voice of the entertainment industry, Variety has been the premier source of entertainment news for over a century. Variety’s parent company, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is a leading digital media company, publishing, and information services company founded in 2003.

We’re looking for a proven online editor who thrives in an extremely fast-paced setting. This exciting role is responsible for managing, editing and writing digital content for Variety's award-winning website, as well as playing a key operational role.


  • Oversee and develop daily/weekly content for
  • Work with other Web professionals, such as Web editors, designers, and developers to determine the best way to present information online.
  • Monitor news feeds and social media for breaking news
  • Manage a team of news editors who assign quick news hits to writers and interns and see them through from assignment to publication
  • Identify developing or breaking news that warrants deeper reporting and collaborate with reports editors to see coverage through
  • Organizing the editorial calendar
  • Work with social media editors to effectively share stories on top platforms
  • Reporting on the successes and failures of content initiatives
  • Enforce editorial policies and procedures 
  • Be mindful of an analytics-focused approach to guide digital content strategy and measurably improve website engagement and audience



  • 5-7 years of experience in related role(s) at minimum; those with greater levels of experience could also be considered
  • Knowledge of what’s relevant and timely in entertainment industry; experience with an entertainment trade publication is a plus.
  • Superb writing and editing skills
  • A facility for writing excellent headlines. 
  • Flexibility with work hours that will likely involve time outside the 9-to-5 weekday hours. Off-shift work required occasionally in urgent news situations.
  • Capable of moving quickly and thoughtfully
  • Ability to frame stories to be of interest to both the consumer and trade marketplaces is important; the ability to write social-media-friendly headlines is an absolute must.
  • Highly proficient at producing copy; photos; galleries; video; infographics and data visualizations via  a content management system; re-circulation links; SEO best practices, etc.
  • Team player mentality and approach


About Variety:

Recognized and respected throughout the world as the definitive voice of the entertainment industry, Variety has been the premier source of entertainment news for over a century. Since 1905, the most influential leaders and decision makers in entertainment have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straightforward news, analysis and perspective — taking our readers behind the cameras, curtains and screens of film, television, theatre and digital media with our unique, award-winning combination of breaking news reporting, insightful deep dive think pieces and engaging, must-read feature spotlights. Variety’s commitment to our community- covering its successes and failures in equal measure- is unparalleled both domestically, in our US entertainment capitals, and abroad, across the rapidly changing international entertainment landscape.


About PMC:

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit


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