Entertainment Editor

Albuquerque Publishing Company

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date Posted May 29, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time

Description:

The Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico’s largest daily newspaper, is looking for an experienced Entertainment Editor who will oversee our team of writers and contributors covering all things film, food, arts and entertainment.

The ideal candidate is one with extensive newsroom experience, as well as a roster of contributors, sources, and other connections in the entertainment industry. Strong organization skills are key: this person will be responsible for publishing daily news posts, columns, and other features while securing scoops and breaking stories in a fast-paced environment. 

The editor will extend the Journal’s reach in entertainment coverage through quality reporting, commentary, interviews, and profiles of power players. The entertainment editor oversees a weekly entertainment magazine and a Sunday New Mexico Lifestyle section while also breaking the latest entertainment news on our website each day.  

 Responsibilities

  • Manage writers, both in-house and freelance, to publish timely content covering film, arts, music, food and more.
  • Work with Executive Editor to set overall content and audience strategy for the coverage area
  • Develop editorial coverage of power players impacting the evolving media & entertainment industry landscape
  • Grow and engage our expert contributor model, recruiting thought leaders with deep content expertise
  • Understand what’s coming up next, and even more crucially, what’s most important to cover and why, within the entertainment space
  • Lead team towards legitimately unique angles that readers haven’t seen before
  • Package stories for success with fantastic headlines, art, formatting, and more

Requirements

  • 5+ years experience as an editor in digital and/or traditional media
  • A knowledge or background covering the industry side of media & entertainment is preferred
  • A passion for film, art, food and the entertainment industry
  • A deep understanding of SEO and audience engagement strategies
  • A network of industry contacts and sources for sought-after coverage
  • A roster of potential writers and expert contributors 
  • The ability to find unique angles on trending stories