Entertainment Writer

Posted 01 July 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Discipline Marketing & Creative
Contact NameAmy Burns

Job description

Our client - a global news platform & publisher - are looking for a trending entertainment writer to join the team.

The content will be focused on trending entertainment news that is relevant to a UK audience, with a specific focus (but not exclusively) on UK television, UK celebrities, and movies.

This is a contracted position (12 months), 8:30am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Hybrid working, with some office presence required when appropriate.

You will work closely with the Entertainment News editors, audience team, and the front page team to cover the most talked about entertainment moments, using social media and search to identify trends around key titles, and your journalistic instincts to spot the important moments in a live, developing environment.

You will create rich, informed, memorable, and unique stories using established content formats that are SEO-friendly, accurate, and memorable and driven by a strong understanding of audience insights that helps build a loyal audience. You will also update our extensive bank of evergreen content with the latest news around TV and film releases, pop culture events, and showbiz personalities.

The ideal candidate will boast a deep passion for entertainment, and a strong understanding of the UK entertainment landscape. Some experience of covering trending events including live television, awards shows, and developing watercooler moments is preferred.


Some experience sourcing, writing and building a wide range of entertainment content, including unscripted television, for a leading digital publisher

A passion for social media and the latest social media trends, as well as an interest in presenting to camera

A strong understanding of the UK entertainment industry

An ability to use SEO analytic tools, keyword research and audience insights to drive our content strategy

The ability to work under tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment with a proven ability to offer a different take on a big story

Has media law training, and preferably NCTJ qualified