Bustle Looking For TV News Writer
Bustle Seeking Full-Time TV News Writer
Bustle is seeking a full-time TV News Writer to write and report on all things television, from the latest Bridgerton memes to the renewal of Bling Empire. The writer will report to the TV Editor, and daily responsibilities will include pitching and writing informative, clean, well-researched pieces on TV shows relevant to Bustle’s audience with an eye towards growing traffic on search and social.
Candidates should have at least 2+ years of entertainment writing experience with a proven ability to consistently brainstorm pitches with unique angles. Candidates must also possess a strong individual voice and a deep understanding of the ever-growing television landscape. Particular interest in true crime and reality TV is a plus.
Applicants must be available to work Monday-Friday and be willing to work additional hours from home for live TV events as needed. Candidates based in New York City or Los Angeles are preferred but not required.
- Write 3-4 stories per day comprising a mix of pitches and assignments
- Cover live TV events like award shows, The Bachelor, and select TV finales as needed
- Understand and follow best practices for SEO and social
- Pitch service pieces on a weekly basis informed by trends and SEO research
- Occasionally collaborate with other entertainment sections on story creation, particularly in response to entertainment news events
- 2+ years writing about entertainment for an online publication
- Ability to turn in clean, accurate, well-sourced, and authoritative copy in a timely fashion and accept feedback
- Follow Bustle SEO, style, and writing/reporting guidelines
- A knack for writing with voice and flair
- Comfort covering a wide range of TV shows, and to learn about new shows
- A sense for what makes a Bustle story
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