Celebrity & Entertainment News Writer, Bustle

Remote /
Editorial – Bustle /
Part-time
Bustle is seeking remote, part-time writers to contribute five-hour shifts, three to four days each week, with availability on some weekends whenever needed. Writers should have extensive knowledge of celebrities, their interactions with each other on social media, all things entertainment (television, movies, music), pop culture in general, strong news judgment, familiarity with SEO, and the ability to write quickly and cleanly. Writers should be willing and available for coverage of live events and celebrity interviews as needed. Familiarity with or strong interest in celebrity relationships, engagements, marriages, and pregnancies is a plus. Please visit Bustle.com/Entertainment and Bustle.com/Celebrity to see the types of stories you will pitch or be assigned. 

The ideal candidate should have 2+ years of reporting/writing experience, specializing in entertainment news or celebrity coverage. 
This role is a three-to-six month contract position with potential to renew.

Responsibilities

    • Pitch compelling angles on mainstream celeb news and entertainment stories 
    • Be available for occasional real-time coverage of award shows/events
    • Keep tabs on celeb relationships, baby news, and social interactions
    • Write quickly and cleanly in the event of breaking news 
    • Produce a minimum of 3 articles per shift

Requirements

    • A love of pop culture, celebrities, influencers, music, television and movies 
    • A strong voice paired with excellent news judgment and SEO knowledge 
    • A knack for finding fresh angles on celeb happenings and trending news
    • The ability to meet deadlines and be flexible during breaking news
    • The availability to work remotely at least two days per week
    • 2+ years reporting/writing experience
BDG is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 100 million readers and 105 social fans turn to our brands - Bustle, Elite Daily, NYLON, The Zoe Report, W, Fatherly, Romper, Scary Mommy, The Dad, Gawker, Input, Inverse, and Mic – to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York City.