TV Industry Writer

b5media Published: December 22, 2008
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b5media is currently hiring for an industry news site for tv / entertainment. The site, MediaScribbler.com, needs to be repositioned to this end.
The site will highlight news in the industry including: ratings, upfronts, awards shows, marketing news, network news and much more. Opinion pieces will be a main draw, so knowledge of the television industry and familiarity with many tv shows is a plus. In addition to industry news, the site will cover highlights from around the b5 Entertainment channel. We have been working to establish a \"daily tv listings\" format that can link to our other blogs - this will be part of the writing requirement.

Looking for an upbeat and enticing writing style that will appeal to a broad base of readers, to bring \"life\" to the topic. Looking for someone willing to network heavily to get insider news.

The site will require up-to-date news, written with an educated and insightful spin. The site will require several updates per day as well as promotion, telephone work gathering exclusives, and on-site community building.

Preference will be given to writers with existing connections in the television industry. Preference will be given to writers in LA, who have availability to attend events.

From time to time the site will have guest authors from inside the b5 Entertainment community. Mostly the coverage will be event-specific.

Knowledge of WordPress, SEO and interviewing a plus. Knowledge of image editing (resizing, etc) and basic HTML editing a requirement.

This is a paid position. Please apply with 2 short writing samples related to this topic and with links to any online writing.