NJ Advance Media (NJ.com) is looking for someone who is knowledgeable and passionate about concerts, Broadway shows, comedy shows, festivals and other in-person live entertainment to contribute to our growing Content Innovation department. The Entertainment and Experiences Reporter will write multiple stories daily geared toward SEO and commerce/affiliate marketing that is intended to help users find deals and navigate the various ticketing merchants and platforms.
This role is perfect for someone looking to learn a unique, specialized skill set and grow in the industry.
Part of the daily job will be to track key metrics and data points to ensure content is performing as expected. You also will be responsible for creating and maintaining an editorial calendar. This position is about planning, strategizing, and analyzing as much as it is writing.
We are looking for someone who is highly competitive, detail-oriented and wants to be part of an innovative team.
The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, SEO knowledge and a business mindset. Candidates must be comfortable with the concept of driving significant and sustainable audience and revenue through best practices.
This is a newsroom position on our Content team, and the job will be during normal business hours. Candidates do not need to be local to the New Jersey area.
You should apply if you have:
- A passion for informing readers, building audiences and generating revenue
- Clean writing copy, plus the ability to present information clearly and quickly
- Knowledge of SEO best practices and an interest in commerce/affiliate marketing initiatives
- Proficiency in creating and maintaining spreadsheets
- The ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks appropriately
- A passion for digesting data and understanding audience metrics
- A competitive nature and mindset
- A degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field
- At least 1 year experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing
Candidates are encouraged to include a cover letter with their application that details why they’d be a fit for this position.
Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off, flexible holidays and parental leave as well as options for your healthcare.
NJ Advance Media is a company positioned for the future. We embrace the rapidly evolving digital landscape and are committed to developing new solutions across current and emerging media to help advertisers grow their businesses. In addition to flexible advertising opportunities with powerful media vehicles that we represent, we offer custom digital solutions from web and mobile site development, to a sophisticated array of search and social media optimization and targeted display solutions to reach audiences on all platforms.
Our focus is on developing a real-time approach to reporting news, sports and entertainment content for consumption across all platforms and devices throughout New Jersey and Easton, PA. On nj.com and lehighvalleylive.com, we ensure the communities we serve have 24/7 access to the news and information that's most relevant locally, regionally and beyond. Our quality journalism and in-depth coverage is provided locally in The Star-Ledger, The Hunterdon County Democrat, The Suburban News, The Times of Trenton, South Jersey Times and The Express-Times.
NJ Advance Media is a part of Advance Local Media, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 20 cities, reaching 58+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Customer-first, Inclusiveness, Collaboration and Forward-looking. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com.
Advance Local Media is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.