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Breaking/Trending News Writer, Lifestyle

Location: United States

Title: Breaking/Trending News Writer, Lifestyle (Parade.com)

Employment Type: Full Time

Hours of Work: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (2pm-10pm ET or 11am-7 PT) and Saturday and Sunday (12pm-8pm ET or 9am-5pm PT)

Location: Remote USA

First Look:

The Arena Group is looking for a lifestyle, music, and/or entertainment Breaking/Trending 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 grow 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.

What You’ll Do:

  • Identify and produce approximately 7 breaking and trending news stories daily
  • 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
  • Off-hour, holiday, and award show coverage needed depending on news cycle

What You’ll Bring:

  • 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

The Arena Group (NYSE American: AREN) is an innovative technology platform and media company with a proven cutting-edge playbook that transforms media brands. Our unified technology platform empowers creators and publishers with tools to publish and monetize their content, while also leveraging quality journalism of anchor brands like Sports Illustrated, TheStreet, Parade, Men’s Journal, and HubPages to build their businesses. The company aggregates content across a diverse portfolio of over 265 brands, reaching over 100 million users monthly. Visit us at thearenagroup.net and discover how we are revolutionizing the world of digital media.

The Arena Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.