Backstage

Editor / Writer

Backstage

Remote, US

March 10, 2022

At Backstage, we’re focused on providing the best career platform to match performing artists and crew with talent seekers in film, television, commercials, branded content, theater, and more worldwide. Our brands include www.backstage.com, www.mandy.com, www.starnow.com, www.filmfreeway.com, www.sharegrid.com, www.coverfly.com, www.voice123.com and www.sonicbids.com.

The Editor/Writer is responsible for creating and updating quality content that reflects the tone, style, and mission of Backstage. This position will focus on editing and writing strong, dynamic, and informative content. They will also be required to generate and execute goal-oriented ideas that work on multiple channels including organic search and social. The editor will be required to assign and write on deadline, cover industry news and trends, and create deeply researched advice content for specific audiences within the entertainment, creative, and casting spaces.

Specific tasks and responsibilities include:


  • Managing the creation of timely, effective and accurate content for an audience that includes actors, creators and crew audiences

  • Communicating daily content assignments to freelance writers and managing editorial workflow from start to finish. Includes writing assignment letters, editing content for readability, tone, substance and SEO viability

  • Recruiting and managing a team of highly skilled freelance writers and contributors to ensure content is compelling and informative

  • Writing both short and long-form articles and guides that are thoroughly researched and tailored to organic search discovery

Qualifications:


  • 3–5 years experience in content creation with a proven track record of growing traffic and social audiences through content development

  • A background in writing and editing, specifically as it relates to creative industriesStrong familiarity with SEO—from proper formatting and keyword usage to targeted Title Tags, URLS, and Meta descriptions

  • Skill and experience working with freelance writers at every stage of the process, from pitching and honing ideas all the way up to line editing

  • Proficiency in traffic monitoring systems such as Google Analytics and Parse.ly, and the ability to use data in content planning

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • An impressive handle on the written word and airtight editorial judgment

  • Solid contacts in the industry to help deliver access stories

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate as a cross-functional team member