The Arena Group is looking for a lifestyle, music, and/or entertainment Breaking News Writer to join our Breaking/Trending News Team. The ideal candidate will have editorial experience, love “all things pop-culture” and have a passion for creating riveting content. If hired, you would be responsible for writing stories in a creative, buzzing, and deadline-driven (virtual/remote) newsroom. This role offers an opportunity to help launch Lifestyle’s editorial coverage to new heights while writing about the things you love.

The Arena Group’s expected annualized base salary range for this position is currently $50,000 – $65,000.  Actual salaries will vary based on multiple factors including, but not limited to location, education, experience and other factors permitted by law.  The listed salary range is but one component of The Arena Group’s total compensation and benefits available to its employees. 

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and produce breaking and trending news content that the masses will find interesting
  • Provide context for readers regarding why that content is important or impactful
  • Use social media, SEO websites and analytics tools to understand what content is resonating with readers
  • Stay on top of all-things entertainment so copy can be produced quickly and accurately
  • Maintain a constantly evolving ‘story sense’ to produce newsworthy content

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in journalism, communications, or English
  • 1 to 2 years of experience with social media strategy, content marketing, content distribution/syndication, and community outreach, or an equivalent passion for all things entertainment on Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Ability to quickly absorb and understand trending events
  • Strong news judgment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and a strong work ethic
  • Autonomous time-management skills and prioritization
  • Experience with both social and website analytics (using Google Analytics, Google Search Console, SEMrush)

 

Snapshot of Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and, Vision Coverage
  • Retirement Savings Plan (401K), with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Reimbursement for business cell phone use per company policy
  • Employee Stock Option Plan (Publicly Traded Company – AREN)
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 12 Paid Holidays

 

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