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Media, Full Time    nyc    Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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Loudwire Staff Writer

Loudwire, the internets leading voice in rock music & lifestyle news, is looking for an all-star Staff Writer to join its NYC-based team. The ideal candidate is an expert in all things rock musicfrom Panic! At The Disco to Slipknotand everything in between.

This person is nothing short of a Google Analytics master & is effortlessly able to find trends & patterns between content & positive website traffic growth. Theyve got a deep understanding of the likes, dislikes & values of multiple rock & metal fan communities, & can easily construct content that relates to them on social media in a tribal way.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Finding & writing news stories for Loudwire.comyoull write up incoming press releases, sure, but youre just as good at digging up news on the internet & creating potentially viral bits (For example, you would have been the first to discover this Seinfeld-themed metal band)
  • Oversee social media freelancer editor(s) & guide them in the creation of top-performing viral social media native content
  • Maintain Loudwires Facebook engagement rate
  • Optimize & publish all content for Facebook & Twitter
  • Generate headlines that are optimized for both social media referrals & SEO, know what the key differences are between optimizing for both mediums & continually educate the team
  • Develop creative ideas for editorial lists, interviews, op-eds, etc
  • Ensure daily, weekly, quarterly traffic goals are met

The Ideal Candidate Is:

  • A social media expert. You know every detail about the features & capabilities of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Reddit
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Obsessed with music & web culture a deep knowledge rock, heavy metal, classic rock, pop-punk, thrash, grunge, emo & everything in between. Knowing who the FANS of each genre are, & what they value/find interesting, is even more important
  • Knowledgeable in AP style
  • Knowledgeable in WordPress
  • An expert in SEO for media/news websites
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