07 January 2011

Job Opening: Editor II for Wetpaint.com (Women's Web Network - New York)

Post date: 07 January 2011
Editor II

To apply for this position, please email jobs@wetpaint.com and attach your resume.


Television shows are like family. When they’re good, they enrich our lives, and when they’re bad – well, even when TV shows are bad, they’re wildly entertaining. For true fans, however, watching a show is simply not enough. We want every piece of information available about our favorite programs and the characters that populate them. Googling is not enough. IMDBing is not enough. We want to eat and breathe “our” shows. Enter Wetpaint.

Wetpaint is a new kind of Web network, built around the TV viewing interests of women 18-34. Each Wetpaint site focuses on a single show in a super-detailed way – for examples, see wetpaint.com/glee or wetpaint.com/gossip-girl. No steamy love scene or high fashion statement or over-the-top catfight escapes our inquiring minds. The information is so in-depth, it will improve the way you watch your favorite programs. We bring you the news, the gossip, the recaps, the photos, the video clips, the previews, the spoilers, and the featured products in a way you have never experienced on other fan sites. In fact, once you’ve delved into Wetpaint, you won’t need those other sites. If the shows in the Wetpaint network are “your” shows, this is your new online home.

Wetpaint, which has offices in Seattle and New York, is funded by the same venture capital firms that backed companies like Facebook, Starbucks, and Glam. It is serious about creating one-stop shopping for the female viewer who is crazy for TV.


If you’re feeling crazy enough to share your obsession for TV, work with us! Wetpaint is looking for a sassy, informed, and opinionated Editor II to manage and maintain a fun and full portfolio of TV entertainment sites. Reporting directly to the Executive Editor, the Editor II will primarily focus on day-to-day management and audience building around a set of hot entertainment properties that cater to Wetpaint’s core female demographic. Broad strokes include management of freelance editors, content editing, content writing, social media distribution, and photo/video production. You’ll join an existing team of talented editors in helping shape a best-in-class web publishing platform.

The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a collaborative team environment and has the ability to effectively manage deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced work setting. Demonstrated experience writing and editing in a specific voice in the entertainment/lifestyle genre is required, as is intermediate knowledge of SEO and web analytics. Passion for TV, pop culture, and fashion is a major, major plus!


1. Plan the content and publishing schedule for a portfolio of TV fan sites
a. Research topic areas and competitive offerings
b. Help develop, write, and edit content (text, photos, and video)
c. Analyze and react to performance of content types
d. Adhere to weekly editorial budget

2. Identify, hire, and manage editorial talent – Assistant Editors, interns, and editorial contractors
a. Coordinate and supervise the workflow of a pool of freelance writers
b. Provide ongoing intern and contractor support, training, and management
c. Manage a team of Assistant Editor and interns

3. Assist Executive Editor in developing Wetpaint’s ongoing editorial strategy
a. Help evaluate and select new TV shows to cover
b. Help develop new types of content and new ways of experimenting with content


1. 3 to 5 years of editorial web publishing, must include experience in the entertainment or lifestyle genres.

2. Deep understanding for how to optimize content for readability and presentation for the web.

3. Experience working with or managing freelance writers/editors.

4. Strong familiarity with search engine optimization, web analytics, social media, and photo editing programs.

5. B.A. in English, Journalism, or related field.

To apply for this position, please email jobs@wetpaint.com and attach your resume.

Wetpaint is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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