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Refinery29 // media & entertainment focused on diverse voices & experiences
 
Media, Full Time    New York    Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
 
   
 
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About Refinery29:

Refinery29 is the leading media & entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 249 million across all platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, social, shareable content, & live experiences, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration & tools to discover & pursue a more independent, stylish, & informed life. Please visitRefinery29for more information & to browse content. You can also visit ourFrench,German,US, andCanadianeditions.

About the team:

We create all written content for the website, from long-form articles & programs to service & news stories. We're composed of six categories Health + Wellness, Living, Entertainment, News, Work & Money, Fashion, & Beauty & we help shape & guide how Refinery29 & its impact can grow into those spaces, delivering on those promises with fresh content, tools, & discussion every day.

What Makes an R29er?

  • You have a deep commitment & passion for the mission of R29 to motivate & inspire women through their own unique power, identity, & infinite potential. You have a deep knowledge and/or interest in womens storytelling & reporting, as well as its distinct power to inform & drive conversation & change. You ignite possibility & solutions in even the most challenging moments, & you have an innate desire to strive for excellence & progress, through your daily work & your attitude.

About the role:

  • We are in search of someone with an instinctual knack for cutting through the internet noise to deliver smart, original, & exclusive takes on beauty news including celebrity hair changes, meaningful makeup looks, groundbreaking beauty moments, emerging trends, major sales, & more. We are looking for someone who appreciates & is inspired by beautys ability to go beyond the superficial, understanding how it can be a transformative tool, inspiring confidence & a powerful sense of identity. The ideal candidate is a voracious consumer of beauty news & social media, with an ear to the ground on emerging trends, social media, celebrities & influencers, pop culture, & cultural conversations happening in & around the beauty space. A strong stable of contacts, sensitivity & understanding in covering identity-driven topics, & a unique sense of humor are a must.

What you'll do:

  • Pitch & write 2-3 originally reported stories a day that deliver sharp, inspiring, informational, & humorous takes on the most compelling & emerging beauty news
  • Have & build networks to secure exclusives & elevate news reporting
  • Attend industry events & regularly meet with industry experts to stay on the pulse, discovering big trends & news before they hit the mass market
  • Be an enthusiastic member of the team, continuously offering fresh ideas & pitches you wont find at any other publications
  • Serve as a positive face for Refinery29 at industry events & functions

What you have:

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience reporting & writing beauty content
  • Exceptional writing skills, a strong point of view, & sensitivity to identity-driven topics
  • A strong understanding of SEO & how to package headlines, photos, & art for audiences across distribution platforms
  • A sense of humor & unique voice to cut through the saturated beauty news cycle
  • A desire & enthusiasm to find unique, refreshing, & elevated approaches to all news stories from the latest KKW beauty drop to a celebrity beauty controversy.
  • While we are a fun & communal work environment, we always expect good judgement, discretion, & professionalism from our team members
  • Understanding that sometimes you will need to work weekends & off-hours depending on breaking news, the news cycle for your beat, & industry events

To be successful here you are:

  • Comfortable & energized working in a fast-paced, high volume operation
  • Collaborative & open to feedback in pursuit of constantly pushing content to new heights
  • Ready to adapt to an ever-changing environment & industry
 
 
 
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