Playboy Enterprises

Associate Editor, Playboy.com

US
3 months ago
Job ID
2017-1020
# of Openings
1
Department
Content

Overview

Playboy has been pushing and removing buttons for over 64 years, and it remains one of the world’s most iconic brands. The award-winning magazine covers topics ranging from culture, art, sex, and entertainment to humor, lifestyle, fiction -- all while making an important societal statement about human sexuality and freedom of choice. Playboy's digital presence focuses on entertainment, off hours, bunnies, sex & culture and heritage, celebrating the vast world of the Rabbit. As Playboy continues its evolution, the company is seeking an Associate Editor to evolve and manage our coverage on site. The primary focus of this job is deep, pervasive insight into cultural moments that we care about, a robust address book filled with top tier writers and thinkers, plus the ability to keep the Playboy voice at top of mind.

 

Strong candidates thrive on the latest news, entertainment, pop culture, and literature, and know how to take part in the conversation with across the entertainment ecosphere, managing and overseeing our culturally relevant coverage in film, TV, music, books, graphic novels and more. The role acts as the entertainment go-to, editing and assigning stories across our team of engaged freelancers.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain an extensive knowledge of release dates and junkets, attending and acting as a brand ambassador to industry events
  • Achieve a balance of reporting across our core Entertainment spaces: Film/TV, Music, Books, Art, Comics, and Games
  • Work on 5-6 larger features a week, which include exclusive interviews, reviews, reported pieces, and investigations that maintain the Playboy reputation for insightful editorial excellence
  • Be able to look at a culture calendar and decide the perfect Playboy angle to take for a variety of different events, topics and releases
  • Acting as a brand guardian across our content, keeping the Playboy cadence in mind
  • Be able to navigate a story from ideation to execution, thinking in big, unique, and deeply engaging ways

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience as a writer and editor
  • Positive, intuitive/proactive, and collaborative team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior judgment and discretion
  • An obsession with all things Playboy—someone who wants to continue a legacy 64 years in the making.
  • A crackerjack wordsmith
  • An ability to quickly massage and edit text, giving feedback to writers in real time
  • Must have unrestricted access to legally work in the United States

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