24 February 2012

Job Opening: Assistant Editor for Wet Paint Entertainment

Post date: 24 February 2012
To apply for this position, please send your resume and one TV-related writing sample (100-200 words) on your favorite TV show(s) to jobs@wetpaint.com.
Wetpaint is seeking a pop-culture obsessed Assistant Editor to help our editorial team with management and maintenance of a fast-growing entertainment website.


1. Coordinate content and publishing schedule for a pod by helping to develop, write, edit, and aggregate content (text,photos, and video); research toic areas and competitive offerings; revise content according to performance.
2. Write and edit in a voice specific to the target audience (18-34-year-old women); contribute to site maintenance; research and curate content (ncluding monitoring news sources); collaborate with social media distribution team; contribute to photo/video production; contribute to ongoing editorial strategy by helping to develop new types of content.
3. Assist the Pod Leader with running the pod smoothly.


1. Traditional writing and editing skills, along with an understanding for how to optimize content for the Web.
2. 1-2 years of editorial web publishing experience preferred.
3. Basic familiarity with search engine optimization, social media, and photo editing programs.
4. B.A. in English, journalism, or related field.

About Wetpaint--A Next-Generation Media Company

Wetpaint is a next-generation media company that uses its proprietary state-of-the-art technologies and expertise in social media to drive and monetize audiences.

The company is creating a portfolio of best-in-class media properties; the first, Wetpaint Entertainment, delights 18-34 year-old women with in-depth coverage of their favorite TV shows, stars and fashion. Wetpaint Entertainment attracts more than six million unique visitors and 25 million page views monthly. It also has over a million Facebook fans.

The rapid success of Wetpaint Entertainment is due to the company's competitive advantage: obsessive innovation around knowing its audience. Wetpaint's proprietary real-time technologies not only predict which topics will be most interesting to its audience, but also optimize the packaging and distribution of every item of content to reach fans on Facebook, Twitter, and mobile devices.

Wetpaint is known to many by its initial web community platform, Wikis on Wetpaint, an easy-to-use wiki for collaborating and publishing online that reaches six million unique users monthly.

Founded by Internet pioneer Ben Elowitz, and with offices in Seattle and New York, Wetpaint is backed by Accel Partners, the investors behind Facebook and Groupon.


For inquiries: jobs@wetpaint.com

For submissions: jobs@wetpaint.com

Website: http://www.wetpaint.com/
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