Entertainment Reviews Editor - IGN
Company: j2 Global Communications, Inc.
Location: Myrtle Point
Posted on: June 8, 2021
IGN's reviews team is looking for an editor who's passionate
about insightful and balanced criticism to lead our coverage of TV
and movies. Based in either the US or UK, you'll be working
directly under the executive editor of reviews to assign projects
to our staff and freelance writers and manage them through to
posting on the site and on IGN's various channels. Every individual
writer's tastes and styles are different and subjective and we
value their distinctive voices. We're looking for an editor who can
balance that alongside maintaining a consistent philosophy of
fairness and a relatable tone across the site.
The audience we serve prioritizes geek culture media like
science fiction, superheroes, horror, fantasy, and action (and has
a growing hunger for anime), so expertise in those genres is highly
valued. That said, there's also room for anything we believe there
might be an interest in: suspense, drama, documentaries, family
fare, and more are all fair game on IGN and we're looking for your
help to identify these coverage opportunities.
IGN's editorial team is made up of all kinds of people that
share a common love of games, TV, movies, comics, tech, and all
things geeky. We strongly encourage people of every race, gender,
sexual orientation, and background to apply.
Manage and maintain a prioritized calendar of notable upcoming
movie and TV release dates, and make editorial decisions around
which properties we should be reviewing for our audience and who
should be reviewing them for us.
Strategize with the executive editors of news and features to
identify and collaborate on possible breakout stories for upcoming
releases whether or not we decide to review a property.
Communicate with studios to secure early access to review
screeners (when possible) and participate in junket planning.
Contribute to IGN's reviews voice by writing and publishing
reviews of your own.
Work within a monthly budget to assign projects to freelance
critics, and work to bring in new voices.
Edit and give feedback on drafts to sharpen writers' critiques,
encourage them to expand on ideas, catch red flags, and enforce
style and scoring guidelines.
Adapt high-profile reviews to video script form and give
feedback on draft video versions.
- Monitor entertainment review traffic across all IGN channels
and continue to assess potential growth areas for our
You're an experienced critic and editor with a deep knowledge of
movies and television shows.
You have a strongly held philosophical idea of what a review is,
what it should accomplish, and how it should convey that to the
You have strong editorial opinions and excellent writing skills
yourself, as well as experience in editing and giving constructive
feedback on other writers' work.
You have the ability to manage calendars and spreadsheets to
organize and manage multiple projects at once.
You're detail-oriented and a diligent fact-checker.
- You understand IGN's voice and how to write for our
It would be extra awesome if
You have established relationships with major studio PR
You have good working relationships with reliable freelance
writers and can bring new voices to IGN.
You like to think outside the box and try new approaches.
You have camera presence and can speak extemporaneously on
gaming or tech-related topics, in addition to TV and movies.
You're based in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or New York
- or can get to our offices in those cities when required.
You can optimize your pieces for both search and organic
- You have a degree in journalism or relevant media topic.
If you think this sounds like the job for you, please apply
here, and make sure to provide a resume, cover letter, and at least
three writing samples that you think show your aptitude for the
role. (If you're having any issues uploading multiple documents,
feel free to combine them into one.)
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