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25 Apr 2022

Full-Time Digital Editor, Unscripted/Specials (REMOTE)

Paramount – Posted by mmhigg Anywhere

Job Description

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from Paramount Global, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream Paramount Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

Overview:

The Digital Content team is responsible for developing and producing compelling stories—as told through video, editorial, and social platforms! We promote programming from Paramount+ which includes movies, live sports, breaking news with a mountain of entertainment from the ViacomCBS brands such as CBS, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, and Smithsonian. Our team optimizes the best of Paramount+ content to drive audience, engagement, retention and revenue. We use data analytics, analyzing the competitive landscape while recognizing opportunities for innovation that is continually evolving!

Responsibilities

The Digital Content team is looking for an Editor who can pitch, develop and produce engaging digital content to market and promote new and classic Unscripted series (e.g. Celebrity Big Brother, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, The Real World Homecoming) and Special Event programming (e.g. The GRAMMY Awards, The Tony Awards, Kennedy Center Honors). We’re looking for a validated content creator who’s skilled in building narratives on a variety of storytelling platforms, can deliver clean copy on tight deadlines, and knows how to use data to alter ideas and strategy.

This role is writing intensive. Candidates must have a strong portfolio that demonstrates examples of evocative and SEO-optimized headlines. In addition to carefully curated story packaging—included but not limited to site editorial, video scripting, custom thumbnails, and community management.

Responsibilities

  • Marketing of Unscripted and Special Events programming initiatives – editorial coverage of breaking news and evergreen feature content.
  • Collaborate with the video team to write scripts for short-form and long-form video content.
  • Write and copy edit news posts, photo galleries, video captions and publishing information, and social marketing copy.
  • Understanding of the Unscripted universe, the reality TV fandom audience and how to position Paramount+-related content across various platforms, including YouTube, SVOD, and site.
  • Write SEO-optimized publishing information (titles/captions) for Unscripted and Specials-related video content created both internally (the Digital Streaming video production team) and externally (the marketing team).

Qualifications:

  • Adept writing and copyediting skills, which help bring stories to life across various platforms.
  • A firm grasp of the difference between Houseguests and Castaways, alliances and show-romance, “The Snatch Game” and “Knot So Fast.”
  • An understanding of SEO data analysis and ability to apply knowledge by optimizing—and proposing—site content for organic Search intent.
  • Keep content production efficient and on schedule, and for maintaining a high standard of quality.
  • Excellent online and in-person communication skills, to maintain positive and productive relationships with key collaborators.
  • Superb proficiency in creative problem-solving, time management, and juggling multiple-projects at the same time.
  • Experience using team collaboration platforms like Asana, Trello, or Jira.
  • Understand the needs of a variety of collaborators, and coordinating with them efficiently.
  • Experience building content on a CMS platform and writing HTML source, if/when necessary.
  • Authentic passion for TV, fandom, and pop culture.

 

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

How to Apply

All interested applicants must apply on our website.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: editing, entertainment, Media, Pop Culture, television, writer, and writing. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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