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iHeartMedia Hip Hop Editor in Virtual, Tennessee


Job Summary:

The ideal candidate will have experience conceiving, writing and editing music and entertainment content, especially in hip hop, from breaking news to features, a deep understanding of internet culture, the ability to identify stories before they go viral and the ability to quickly edit copy to be clear and snappy. He or she is first and foremost a lover and avid consumer of music, who also has a voracious appetite for television, movies, and prides themselves on having an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture with a specialty in hip hop. They must have a keen sense of why certain content is trending across social platforms. This person is a skilled researcher who can learn about unfamiliar topics at the drop of a hat, and is an organized and detail-oriented editor who can manage deadlines and turn around content very quickly.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, write and edit a high volume of hip hop content daily at a fast pace, ensuring that copy is accurate, grammatically correct and entertaining.

  • Generate creative and compelling ideas for features, photo galleries and other shareable content across multiple music formats.

  • Produce coverage around our exclusive music ‘tent pole’ events and other franchises, as well as various awards show coverage throughout the year

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Journalism or English

  • 1-3 years relevant experience in web producing and content creation

  • Strong writing and copy editing skills and editorial judgment

  • Journalism, blogging or writing experience in a quick-paced environment

  • Professional experience copy-editing, or editing according to a style manual, such as the AP Stylebook

Requirements and General Skills:

  • A proven track record in creating highly shareable, viral content, with particular success on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels and collaborate with a team on a daily basis

  • A collaborative and positive attitude in both writing and life are a must

  • A love of new music, including pop, dance, hip-hop, country and rock preferred

  • Working knowledge of SEO and tag management best practices a plus.

  • Understanding of content marketing principles, fundamentals, strategies and key trends

  • Self starter, ability to work alone – but also across long-term, complex editorial projects

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

  • Writing clean, engaging online content (blog posts, headlines, social media content)

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

  • Image editing in Photoshop, etc.

  • Experience in CMS publishing

  • Basic HTML

Applicants must provide previous writing samples and/or an online portfolio, etc.



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iHeartMedia’s benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:

  • Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options

  • Company provided and supplemental life insurance

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Paid company holidays, including floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing

  • A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community

  • A 401K plan with matching contributions (matching currently suspended)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for benefit eligible employees and all household members at no cost – services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving

  • A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

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Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – we specialize in radio, digital, social, podcasts, influencers, data, and events across the nation and provide premier opportunities for advertisers.

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