Role x You
The Entertainment Editor will be responsible for executing multi-platform journalism across Refinery29’s Good Game (GG) and Entertainment vertical. In this role, you will be responsible for writing and editing for social and site as well as helping to grow Refinery29’s Twitch channel, taking our award-winning content into the future. You’ll have a love of gaming and pop culture. Superior organizational abilities, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail are a must.
Role x Team
Grow Refinery29’s GG and Entertainment POVs (on site, social, and Twitch) to be a safe, inclusive space for women and nonbinary folks. Working closely with the Entertainment Director, you will be a key support on ideating and helping produce stream segments, writing or editing on-site stream recaps and other gaming stories, and producing entertainment content for social and site that ties to brand tone of voice and editorial best practices.
In the short term you will…
Write originally reported gaming and pop culture features that deliver sharp, inspiring, informational and humorous takes on the most compelling and emerging ideas, stories, brands, and conversations.
Assign, build and edit your colleagues’ and freelancers’ stories, optimizing for SEO and, where applicable, affiliate conversion
Track analytics for optimized reporting and be comfortable to analyze content performance using analytics tools
Work closely with the Entertainment Director and Twitch team to ideate stream segments, write questions and scripts, and execute on original and creative content
Coordinate and produce live event coverage for social content
Process and track invoices where required
After 6 months in this role you will…
Maintain a list of trusted freelancers within your beat, training them to write in the R29 voice across gaming and pop culture
Work closely with your team to develop and execute story, series and package ideas, and write at least one recurring editorial or social series for your category
Work closely with the Entertainment Director to ensure a cohesive workflow, utilizing Asana and other tools
Maintain a deep list of contacts in gaming and beyond
Serve as a positive face for Refinery29 at industry events and functions
And after a year you should be…
Be a brand guardian for gaming and pop culture and Twitch, helping the editorial team identify growth opportunities and scale GG across channels
Work closely with the R29 Twitch team to develop and execute large thematic streams around tentpole events (Most Wanted liveshopping, holidays, etc.)
Support with best practice guidelines and documentation, sharing with the commercial team when needed
Write and edit originally reported gaming and pop culture features, closely working with writers to sharpen their voice, fact-check their claims, and structure their piece in the most compelling way
Collaborate with the SEO, Social, and Email teams to optimize content
Help Ideate Twitch stream segments, write questions and scripts, and execute on original and creative content
Contribute cross-platform idea at editorial meetings and help develop and conceptualize planned tentpoles (on-platform and off), content weeks and experiential events
Help with onboarding of new hires, training them on the R29 brand and tone of voice and style guide
Research the latest trends and leaders in gaming and pop culture, write scripts/questions
Analyze and create reports on audience data and make recommendations for maximum growth and impact
You have these:
3+ years of editorial experience or experience in a similar roles
Extensive knowledge of Twitch, gaming, and streaming
Passion for pop culture, identifying trends before they become mainstream
Strong copywriting and editing skills
Strong leadership, communication, and management skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
A love and an eye for Refinery29's aesthetic and POV is a must!
Deep knowledge of gaming, streaming, Twitch lingo, and chat etiquette (if you know what KEKW means, we want to speak with you!)
In agreement with journalistic principles and ethics to maintain your personal editorial independence
We’d love if you also have these:
College Degree Preferred
Energized working in a fast-paced, high volume operation
Collaborative and open to feedback in pursuit of constantly pushing content to new heights
Outstanding creative ideas and sound editorial judgment
Clear understanding of SEO and audience development strategies and best practices
Working at VICE:
We want to find people who believe in our mission and goals and feel inspired to grow while they’re here, rather than someone who checks the boxes but isn’t invested. We encourage you to apply and show us what you’ve got.
VICE Media Group prioritizes the voices, ideas and people that other media companies miss. We believe that innovation is a direct result of diverse, inclusive cultures so we don’t just “tolerate” differences, we celebrate it and see it as essential to our staff, culture, and business. To learn more read the VICE Guide to VICE.
Refinery29 is the leading media and entertainment destination focused on women and underrepresented voices. Through a wide spectrum of lifestyle stories, original video programming, social, shareable content, and experiences, Refinery29 provides its global audience with the inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more independent and informed life. Refinery29 is part of Vice Media Group, a global multi-platform media company.
VICE Media Group is not partnering with agencies nor accepts unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for any fees or expenses related to such unsolicited resumes and/or applicants.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
VICE Media (VICE.com, VICE Studios, VICE TV, Virtue, VICE News, Refinery29, PULSE Films, i-D) is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual, and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity – it’s about belonging. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique, and that’s what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.
This position is represented by a labor union and covered by one or more collective bargaining agreements.
This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.
Candidates, please note that if you are contacted by anyone with an email other than @vice.com purporting to be recruiting on behalf of Vice Media, it is not legitimate, and you should not engage.
The salary range is subject to change and may be amended in the future. Experience, education, skills, and other factors are considered when determining the salary offered.
Pay Range Details:
New York/California: 80,000 - 82,000 USD