Managing Editor – TMZ Español

Job Number: R50024923

Brand: FOX Entertainment

Sub Brand: TMZ

Job Type: Editorial, News, Digital

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Posting Date: February 26, 2024

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FOX Entertainment

With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world’s most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (9-1-1: Lone Star, The Simpsons, The Cleaning Lady, Hell’s Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment’s long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home, Rescuing Christmas), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, Snake Oil, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content, and worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.

JOB DESCRIPTION

TMZ Español is looking for a skilled Managing Editor to oversee daily publishing and all aspects of the website. The ideal candidate is someone with an interest in international pop culture who can report and write web posts multiple times a day on a deadline. The Managing Editor will be responsible for editorial content, developing and implementing distribution strategy, and site growth. This position requires someone who is adept at enterprising stories, investigative reporting and breaking news within entertainment and pop culture. This role is based out of Playa Vista, CA and reports to the News Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and break stories relevant to the LATAM audience for TMZ Español.
  • Pitch and pursue original story ideas, contact sources, and find assets (photos, videos).
  • Ability to navigate through news, analyze content, and recognize big stories.
  • Provide original news angles and manage processes to follow those stories as they progress.
  • Keep a finger on the pulse of trending news, both nationally and internationally.
  • Knowledge of court proceedings, criminal and civil and ability to navigate through local court processes to obtain documents and information.
  • Strong telephone skills, including how to call law enforcement agencies, law offices, district attorneys and other official institutions which may aid in the fact-gathering process.
  • Ability to develop contacts, cultivate sources, and maintain relationships to aid in the news-gathering process.
  • Partner with the product team and communicate editorial and business objectives.
  • Build features that capture traffic from partners and oversee other audience development opportunities, including social.

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of progressive responsibility and experience within a digital news, network news or local station environment is required.
  • Interest in International pop culture, specifically LATAM
  • Experience managing a news-gathering team in a deadline-driven, digital environment.
  • Fluent in written & spoken Spanish.
  • Ability to supervise news gathering while producing original content on your own.
  • Must have established contacts in the LATAM entertainment news space.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiar with programs and processes such as LexisNexis, PACER, Outlook, and Word Processing, along with basic MS Office software.
  • Knowledge of social media, and ability to effectively use and monitor various platforms.

TMZ is a workplace that requires the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Requested accommodations/exceptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with law.

TMZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $95,000.00-133,000.00 annually for California. This role is also eligible for various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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