CBS Corporation Staff Writer in Burbank, California
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB LOCATION: Burbank, CA
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.
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The CBSi Central Audience Development team in our Burbank office provides marketing, editorial, and creative services to the CBSi O&O websites, including: CBS.com, CNET, Gamespot, PopCulture.com and TVGuide.
We’re looking for quick-thinking, creative digital media writers to publish the most engaging, visual and shareable stories on the web. Somebody who can pitch and write topical stories that hit big on social and drive new audiences to our sites. Somebody who feeds on data, lives for fresh ideas and isn't afraid to pivot quickly to new projects. We need a funny-but-newsy pop culture writer to contribute stories (and slideshows, and quizzes, and lists) to high-stakes editorial projects, delivering sparkling copy with clicky headlines under tight deadlines. Our creative team also lives and breathes data, so comfort responding to analytics is key. Experience at a daily publication, using a CMS and photo databases are all a plus.
Create a consistent stream of engaging, shareable content for our sites and platforms
Use photo gallery, quiz and short video formats to tell different kinds of stories — and to find traffic, reach, revenue and/or subscribers
Contribute fresh ideas for features, and be ready to act fast on those approved
Use traffic numbers and other data to fine-tune ideas and hit goals
Contribute to regular brainstorms
Program social content tuned to drive traffic
Research and clear photos for publication
Occasionally create gifs, short videos, memes, or other media
What you bring to the team:
You have -
2+ years of related experience
Editorial — not just social — publishing experience
Pop culture knowledge: culture, movies, TV, streaming, celebs, viral topics
Firm grasp of journalistic ethics and strong news judgement
Writing skills — we will want to see examples of work
Experience sourcing photos for site / social / video use
Sense of humor
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled