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Analytics Internship, Entertainment

Entertainment | Los Angeles, CA, United States

SPINMEDIA’s more than 30 category-leading brands include Celebuzz, Buzznet, Stereogum, The Superficial, Absolute Punk, WWTDD, GoFugYourself, Socialite Life, Idolator and others, which can be found by visiting spinmedia.com. 
 
OVERVIEW: 
The position has said intern candidate reporting into the General Manager of celebrity, and pulling/reviewing analytics for entertainment sites including Celebuzz, The Frisky and Socialite Life.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the GM 2-3 days/week (min. 20 hrs/week) with reviewing Google Analytics and other systems, pulling necessary data requested by GM.  Other responsibilities include maintaining partner analytics (photos and videos), as well as analytics reporting.
 
Assist in creating daily/weekly/monthly reports detailing the size and demographics of Google Analytics data.
Keep materials (Powerpoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word documents) up to date with the latest data research.
 

REQUIREMENTS:
We are seeking intelligent, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication & interpersonal skills.  Candidates must have a strong desire to learn in a dynamic & fun environment. An interest or major/minor in marketing, research or web analytics and a positive and enthusiastic attitude are essential, as are knowledge and expertise in PowerPoint, Excel and Word.


 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 

Celebuzz Entertainment Editorial Internship

Entertainment | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Celebuzz Entertainment Editorial Internship
 
DEPARTMENT
Entertainment
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties. 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • General assistance of the editorial team to include the following:
    • Transcriptions
    • Conducting Interviews
    • Creating Photo Galleries
    • Writing Articles
    • Covering Events
 
REQUIREMENTS
We are seeking intelligent, creative, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication & interpersonal skills who are enthusiastic about pop culture and intend to make entertainment news their career. Preference is for a journalism or communications major. 
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. 
 
 
 
 
 

Account Management Intern - LA

Account Management | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Account Management Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
AD Sales
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
20 - 25 hours per week

COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
The Ad Sales team job is rather simple:  drive revenue from any company in the world (or least those that are legal) while maintaining an acceptable profit margin.  If we go by the book, we’ll pitch, present, push and/or leverage the amazing product & services that SpinMedia offer.  If we don’t go by the book (and often we don’t) we’ll pitch, present, push and/or leverage whatever the client says they want.  We work with ad agencies and clients to understand who they’re targeting, the message they’re trying to sell and how they’ll determine if we’re successful for them.  We take that input and share it with all of the smart teams that support us.  They do the heavy lifting and then ad sales has to do whatever it possibly takes to sell it.  If we have a great idea or a better brand than the next guy or simply a better relationship, our odds of winning the biz are very good. Simply said, to be successful in sales it takes a little science, lots of hard work and luck.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Account Management Interns must demonstrate multi-tasking skills, strong work ethic, with the ability to work independently as well as within a group. You will not only get to learn the fundamental work of the Account Management Department you will also have exposure to other facets of SpinMedia.
 
o   Interns provide critical support to the Account Management team to effectively meet campaign goals
o   Gather client intelligence
o   Assist in presentation development
o   Manage campaign reports
o   Participate actively in internal meetings and brainstorm sessions.
o   Communicate professionally among internal teams
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
o   Passionate about pop culture and looking to LOVE their internship!
o   Interest in Digital Media/Advertising
o   Knowledge of various Social Media platforms
o   Microsoft Office Skills are a MUST, with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
o   Strong data entry skills
o   Good writing skills
o   Strong attention to detail
o   Exceptional relationship-building skills
o   High energy individual who thrives in a fast paced environment
o   Ability to work well with different personalities and within a team setting
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE SCHOOL ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter.
 
 
 

Account Management Intern - NY

Account Management | New York, NY, United States

POSITION TITLE
Account Management Intern 
 
DEPARTMENT
AD Sales
 
LOCATION
New York, NY
 
TIME COMMITMENT
20 - 25 hours per week

COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
The Ad Sales team job is rather simple:  drive revenue from any company in the world (or least those that are legal) while maintaining an acceptable profit margin.  If we go by the book, we’ll pitch, present, push and/or leverage the amazing product & services that SpinMedia offer.  If we don’t go by the book (and often we don’t) we’ll pitch, present, push and/or leverage whatever the client says they want.  We work with ad agencies and clients to understand who they’re targeting, the message they’re trying to sell and how they’ll determine if we’re successful for them.  We take that input and share it with all of the smart teams that support us.  They do the heavy lifting and then ad sales has to do whatever it possibly takes to sell it.  If we have a great idea or a better brand than the next guy or simply a better relationship, our odds of winning the biz are very good. Simply said, to be successful in sales it takes a little science, lots of hard work and luck.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Account Management Interns must demonstrate multi-tasking skills, strong work ethic, with the ability to work independently as well as within a group. You will not only get to learn the fundamental work of the Account Management Department you will also have exposure to other facets of SpinMedia.
 
o   Interns provide critical support to the Account Management team to effectively meet campaign goals
o   Gather client intelligence
o   Assist in presentation development
o   Manage campaign reports
o   Participate actively in internal meetings and brainstorm sessions.
o   Communicate professionally among internal teams
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
o   Passionate about pop culture and looking to LOVE their internship!
o   Interest in Digital Media/Advertising
o   Knowledge of various Social Media platforms
o   Microsoft Office Skills are a MUST, with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
o   Strong data entry skills
o   Good writing skills
o   Strong attention to detail
o   Exceptional relationship-building skills
o   High energy individual who thrives in a fast paced environment
o   Ability to work well with different personalities and within a team setting
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE SCHOOL ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter.
 
 
 

Account Manager

Account Management | New York, NY, United States

The Account Manager position is not only critical to the creation of strong Client relationships but to the overall success of SpinMedia. This position is based in our growing NYC office. Candidates must demonstrate initiative and a strong work ethic, with the ability to work independently as well as within a group.  
 
A successful AM must be confident interfacing with Clients and in multi-tasking, ensuring full and successful campaign delivery.
 
A successful Account Manager must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, high tech environment within a rapidly growing company.
 
They must be detail-oriented, professional both on the phone and through e-mail, able to think both logically and strategically, as well as anticipate problems before they arise.
 
 
Core Responsibilities:   
 
• Review of insertion orders for date availability and correct impression levels
• Creation of production schedules, asset lists, and other documents which keep each campaign organized
• Initiation and documentation of client kick-off calls
• Create media plans designed to meet client objectives
• Professional communication with client regarding items needed for trafficking
• Meticulous organization and documentation of campaign information to be accessed by groups such as Sales and Finance
• Consistent review of pacing and optimization to ensure each campaign is a success
• Creation of final reports for the Client and for billing purposes
 
 
 
Requirements:
 
• Microsoft Office Skills are a MUST, with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
• Media or online experience preferred
• Exceptional relationship-building skills
• Strong data entry skills
• Good administrative writing skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Customer focused
• High energy individual who thrives in a fast paced environment
• 2-4 years of relevant professional experience
• Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
• Ability to work well with different personalities and within a team setting
• Passionate about pop culture and looking to LOVE their job!
 
 
 

Account Manager, Entertainment

Account Management | Los Angeles, CA, United States

The Account Manager position is not only critical to the creation of strong client relationships but to the overall success of SpinMedia. This position is based in our growing Hollywood office. Candidates must demonstrate initiative and a strong work ethic, with the ability to work independently as well as within a group.  
 
A successful AM must be confident interfacing with clients and in multi-tasking, ensuring full and successful campaign delivery.
 
A successful Account Manager must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, high tech environment within a rapidly growing company.
 
They must be detail-oriented, professional both on the phone and through e-mail, able to think both logically and strategically, as well as anticipate problems before they arise.
 
 
Core Responsibilities:   
 
• Review of insertion orders for date availability and correct impression levels
• Creation of production schedules, asset lists, and other documents which keep each campaign organized
• Initiation and documentation of client kick-off calls
• Create media plans designed to meet client objectives
• Professional communication with client regarding items needed for trafficking
• Meticulous organization and documentation of campaign information to be accessed by groups such as Sales and Finance
• Consistent review of pacing and optimization to ensure each campaign is a success
• Creation of final reports for the Client and for billing purposes
 
 
 
Requirements:
 
• Microsoft Office Skills are a MUST, with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
• Media or online experience preferred
• Exceptional relationship-building skills
• Strong data entry skills
• Good administrative writing skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Customer focused
• High energy individual who thrives in a fast paced environment
• 2-4 years of relevant professional experience
• Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
• Ability to work well with different personalities and within a team setting
• Passionate about pop culture and looking to LOVE their job!
 
 
 
 

Buzznet.com - Fashion Intern

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Buzznet.com Fashion Intern 
 
DEPARTMENT
Buzznet.com
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2 days per week
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
Responsibilities

  • Write relevant fashion news stories
  • Contribute ideas for and create good fashion content
  • Assist in maintaining fashion groups
  • Assist in promoting our fashion content and community
  • Assist on big fashion photo shoots and video shoots
 
REQUIREMENTS
We are seeking interns who are interested in fashion and familiar with both high fashion and ‘Buzznet’ typer fringe fashion (ie Jeffrey Campbell, Sober is Sexy, Tokyo Lux etc).  Interns should be well versed in fashion blogs and websites, reliable and enthusiastic.  Photoshop a plus!
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter.
 
 
 
 

Buzznet.com Music Intern

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Buzznet.com Music Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Buzznet.com
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2 days per week
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
Buzznet.com provides a user-driven community where passionate fans can post and share their love of pop culture, music, fashion, photography and more, and where young, massively social influencers drive the latest in style and culture.
 
Responsibilities

  • Write relevant music news stories
  • Contribute ideas for and create good music content
  • Assist in maintaining music groups
  • Assist in promoting our music content and community
  • Assist on artist interviews/video shoots
 
REQUIREMENTS
We are seeking interns who are interested in music and familiar with both popular music and the bands that are popular on Buzznet (ie Any band that has ever played Warped Tour).  Interns should be well versed in music blogs and websites, reliable and enthusiastic.  Photoshop a plus!
 
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia’s INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 

Celebrity Talent Site Intern

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Celebrity Talent Site Intern
Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States
TALENT DEPARTMENT INTERN for SPINMEDIA 
 
SPINMEDIA is looking for an innovative, personable, and strategic talent intern to assist in developing disruptive and engaging content for our multiple celebrity talent sites. The best candidate is obsessed with Tumblr, gets all their gossip from blogs and loves to be on the cutting edge of everything entertainment, POP CULTURE, FILM, TV AND FASHION while possessing a distinctive and engaging voice. Interns will come to understand social marketing and engagement from a strategic perspective and emerge as social media gurus with proven and documented experience.
 
You will report to the Director of Talent Programming to support the team in producing extraordinary content for the official sites of 12 high-profile celebrities. (Kim Kardashian, Snooki, Kelly Osbourne, Lindsay Lohan and more…)
 
Must be able to receive college credit for this internship.
Must commit to a minimum of 2 working days per week. 
Interns will learn how to:
Create engaging and strategic programs for social channels, including: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Youtube, Instagram, Pose, Viddy, Google+, etc.
Ideate, research and create original editorial content Research the latest trends in social media and online marketing
Prepare and execute social contests and giveaways
Support a team atmosphere by executing general administrative duties
 
Qualifications: 
- Working knowledge of popular web publishing platforms
- Strong interest in and knowledge of celebrity news, culture and trends
- Strong familiarity with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.)
-Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Google
-Photoshop and creative writing experience a plus
- Proactive. Able to work towards goals without supervision. 
- Creative, think outside the box
 
Interns must receive academic credit in order to participate in SpinMedia's Internship Program.  
 
 
 

Celebuzz.com Editorial Internships – New York

Editorial | New York, NY, United States

POSITION TITLE
 
Celebuzz Editorial Internship 
 
DEPARTMENT
 
Editorial
 
LOCATION
 
New York, NY
 
TIME COMMITMENT
 
2-3 days per week
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
Successful candidates will have:

 
o   An encyclopedia-like knowledge of pop culture, celebrity and entertainment including fashion, television, film and music
 
o   Experience writing, blogging or otherwise creating entertainment content
 
o   Strong communication and interviewing skills
 
o   An aggressive work ethic
 
o   A competitive nature and desire to win
 
o   A sense of journalistic ethics
 
o   Knowledge of social media
 
o   Strong writing skills a must
 
o   Previous newsroom experience and knowledge of Photoshop, FinalCut and/or WordPress is a plus
 
Interns at Celebuzz are hands-on from day one and have the opportunity to do it all- write, interview talent, report, shoot video and cover red carpet events. If you are the ultimate fan, this internship is for you. Many interns at Celebuzz have gone on to permanent positions with our company.
  
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter.  Also, please submit 3 celebrity-related writing samples that are trending?  These writing samples do not need to be long as we just want to see what your writing style is like.
 
 
 
 

Editor / Reporter, Celebuzz

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Celebuzz, an established celebrity news and pop culture-focused site, is looking for a news coverage Writer/Reporter. Daily assignments will include writing articles, researching stories, following leads, conducting interviews, creating photo galleries, and covering events. Must be available to work some nights and weekends for event coverage.
 
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in journalism, communications or similar media degree, and an enthusiasm for television. Knowledge of AP Style is preferable. Experience with daily news at a website is a plus.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
• Generate original news content/articles in celebrity journalism with original sources and deep research.
• Demonstrates initiative in thinking of storytelling elements, by constantly suggesting fresh ideas and approaches to improve our content.
• All news, features, interviews, video interviews and photo assignments must be well organized, timely, balanced and of the highest standards.
• Ensure that all material published on the site is checked for accuracy, typos and technical errors prior to publication.
• Constantly monitor competitor websites and broadcasters as well as utilize online trends and analytics data to make the best analysis as to which topics will bring in new audiences.
• Maintain a knowledge of current celebrity stories.
• Regularly use online analytics, data and social media to monitor ongoing trends and online conversations, striving to increase traffic, engagement and impact.
• Strong contacts within the entertainment industry (publicists, networks, etc).
• You are creative and have a keen interest in new or digital media.
• You thrive in a fast-paced work environment, readily adapting to continually changing priorities and aggressive project timeframes.
 
DESIRED BACKGROUND
• Journalism and/or communications background with high-level writing skills and experience in digital media (2-5 years)
• Experience working in the entertainment journalism or online space
• Experience working with a team of editors and/or freelancers
• Familiarity with content management systems
• Social media savvy; established social following is a plus
• Creative and also highly organized with an eye toward crafting big traffic stories and news coverage wins
• A problem solver with a positive attitude who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can shift priorities easily and efficiently
 
 
 

Editorial Internship - Socialitelife.com

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Company Overview
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
Are you chock full of ideas? Editorial features interns will pitch ideas, research, write and publish feature stories and essays along with the occasional photo gallery. We want to see your humor, image and knowledge shine in your work. You also may have the opportunity to attend event on behalf of SocialiteLife.com.
 
Requirements:
 
- You must be passionate and well versed in pop culture, celebrity and general interest women's news. 
- Employ extremely solid spelling and grammar skills 
- Writing, blogging or journalism experience is a must.
- Interest in pop culture, celebrity and 
- Extremely solid spelling and grammar skills 
- You must have your own laptop you can bring in to the office
- You can commit to two or more days per week to devote to an internship
 
 

Egotastic! and WWTDD.com Editorial Internship

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Egotastic! and WWTDD.com Editorial Internship
 
DEPARTMENT
Editorial
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.

OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
Egotastic is the most irreverent news and gossip site for young men, packaging must-read features on sports, video games and tech with red-hot photos and videos from around the world.
 
What Would Tyler Durden Do? delivers the most brutally honest take on celebrities and the circus they inhabit, illustrated with daily commentary and photo galleries.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following information:
o   Join department brainstorms and contribute creative ideas.
o   Write and publish original articles and blogs
o   Light photo editing
o   Curate photo galleries for publication on the sites
o   Heavy research on both old and topical entertainment news
o   Manage incoming workload from freelance writers
o   Light office management
 
REQUIREMENTS
We are seeking a Film and TV junkie. You watch seasons of old TV shows on Netflix in the course of weekends. You know how to navigate through Reddit and Buzzfeed. You also enjoy writing and want an opportunity to get some of it published online. That enthusiasm should be matched with a keen eye for editing yourself, research and watching a lot of trailers on Apple.com. Knowledge of Photoshop and Wordpress is helpful, but not a deal-breaker.
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 
 
 

Idolator.com Editorial Internship

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Idolator.com Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Idolator.com
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
12+ hours per week
SpinMedia is the web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher reaching more than 100M monthly pop culture, music and entertainment enthusiasts worldwide. Its influential and authentic brands afford brand advertisers unique access to impassioned and engaged audiences through a blend of professional editorial, expert opinion, user contributions, and customized marketing solutions. The company is the 4th and 7th largest Entertainment News and Music publisher on the web, respectively, is #1 in reaching P12-24, and has the highest composition of A18-34 among comScore’s Top 100 properties.
Based in sunny Hollywood, California, SpinMedia's more than 30 category-leading brands include Buzznet, Celebuzz, Stereogum, TheSuperficial, AbsolutePunk, JustJared, WWTDD, GoFugYourself, SocialiteLife, Idolator, TheFrisky and others which can be found by visiting www.spinmedia.com. SpinMedia's most recently announced the acquisition of Vibe, the premier destination for urban media and entertainment, purchased in April 2013.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist editors with following:
    • Research for posts
    • Interviewing artists
    • Writing posts
    • Expanding Idolator’s social media presence
    • Creating photo galleries and video content
 
REQUIREMENTS
Interns will learn the ins and outs of music journalism at the raddest pop music site in the game.  Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in writing, reporting and music news.  If you are looking for a way to build your clips and get hands-on experience in the world of pop music, this is perfect for you.
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Writing clips and links to personal blogs are not required but they are strongly encouraged.  Otherwise, how will we know how awesome you are?
Also, please include a short note explaining your three favorite songs of 2013 and why.  (Just a few sentences – not a dissertation.)  You will be judged on your taste level. 
 
 

Idolator.com Editorial Internship

Editorial | New York, NY, United States

POSITION TITLE
Idolator.com Editorial Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Idolator.com
 
LOCATION
New York, NY
 
TIME COMMITMENT
12+ hours per week
SpinMedia is the web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher reaching more than 100M monthly pop culture, music and entertainment enthusiasts worldwide. Its influential and authentic brands afford brand advertisers unique access to impassioned and engaged audiences through a blend of professional editorial, expert opinion, user contributions, and customized marketing solutions. The company is the 4th and 7th largest Entertainment News and Music publisher on the web, respectively, is #1 in reaching P12-24, and has the highest composition of A18-34 among comScore’s Top 100 properties.
Based in sunny Hollywood, California, SpinMedia's more than 30 category-leading brands include Buzznet, Celebuzz, Stereogum, TheSuperficial, AbsolutePunk, JustJared, WWTDD, GoFugYourself, SocialiteLife, Idolator, TheFrisky and others which can be found by visiting www.spinmedia.com. SpinMedia's most recently announced the acquisition of Vibe, the premier destination for urban media and entertainment, purchased in April 2013.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist editors with following:
    • Research for posts
    • Interviewing artists
    • Writing posts
    • Expanding Idolator’s social media presence
    • Creating photo galleries and video content
 
REQUIREMENTS
Interns will learn the ins and outs of music journalism at the raddest pop music site in the game.  Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in writing, reporting and music news.  If you are looking for a way to build your clips and get hands-on experience in the world of pop music, this is perfect for you.
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Writing clips and links to personal blogs are not required but they are strongly encouraged.  Otherwise, how will we know how awesome you are?
Also, please include a short note explaining your three favorite songs of 2013 and why.  (Just a few sentences – not a dissertation.)  You will be judged on your taste level. 
 
 
 
 

Idolator.com Social Media Internship - Los Angeles

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE:
Social Media Intern
 
DEPARTMENT:
Business Intelligence/Editorial
 
LOCATION:
LA
 
TIME COMMITMENT:
3-4 days per week (25+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW 
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
"Do you know the difference between The Wanted and One Direction? Could you name Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus & Selena Gomez's fan groups? Do you not only know the name of Katy Perry's next album and how she announced it? Then you'll fit right in." 
  
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help manage our social media properties including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Google+ and Vine
  • Assist in the production of contests/promotions and prize fulfillment
  • Work with our Social Media Managers to build buzz around social and community-driven campaigns
  • Monitor and track performance of social media and community campaigns
  • Shadow with various internal teams (Branded Entertainment, Product, Design, Research and Editorial)
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
o   General interest in pop culture
o   Active on Twitter and Tumblr
o   Major/minor in marketing or journalism preferred
o   Professional/technical skills: Social media experience
We are seeking intelligent, creative, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication & interpersonal skills and a deep love of social media and all things pop culture who have a strong desire to learn in a dynamic & fun environment. An interest or major/minor in marketing or journalism and an active social media presence are essential, as are knowledge and expertise in social media platforms, Photoshop and Wordpress.
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
o   Application materials: resume, cover letter, twitter handle
 
 
 
 

NYC Video Production Intern

Editorial | New York, NY, United States

NYC VIDEO PRODUCTION INTERN
 
DEPARTMENT
VIDEO
 
LOCATION
New York, NY
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
   
Spinmedia's video department seeks a curious and dedicated production intern to assist the video production team. This team oversees video production for all of Spinmedia's sites, including Celebuzz, SPIN, VIBE, The Frisky, Stereogum, Idolator, and Concrete Loop. The candidate should have an interest in learning all aspects of video production, from pre-production through the upload.
Familiarity with FCP 7, Youtube best standards, Photoshop and shooting experience a plus. Responsibilities include: Maintaining our various youtube pages to optimize viewership, assembling rough cuts or interviews, providing production support in our studio and in the field. 
 
INTERNS MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Photo Internship - Socialitelife.com

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Company Overview
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
You will be responsible researching, creating and captioning themed photo galleries. You will also be creating graphics for site features and editorials.
 
Requirements:
 
- You must have a working knowledge of Photoshop, and have prior experience editing photos.
- General pop culture and celebrity knowledge
- Prior experience working with paparazzi photos is a plus, but not a requirement.
- You can commit to two or more days per week to devote to an internship
 
 
 
 

Senior Editor, The Frisky

Editorial | New York, NY, United States

The Frisky is hiring an editor/writer in a senior position, based out of our office in New York City.
The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience with online media, have an established social media presence, have an interest in and experience with writing about pop culture, style, women's news, sex and dating, and have an innate sense of what makes for engaging, potentially viral content. An interest in producing and appearing in custom videos and a willingness to write personal essays (about dating, relationships, work, friendship, family, etc.) are serious pluses. 
The Senior Editor will report to the Editor-In-Chief, TheFrisky.com.
 
Responsiblities will include
1. Assisting in managing the day-to-day production of the site, including editing and writing posts.
2. Managing the editorial calendar and planning ahead for special content weeks/months.
3. Assigning/editing freelancer writers.
4. Generating editorial concepts for sponsors and working with Ad Sales to develop and execute these ideas.
5. Generating original video concepts and working with Video Production team to produce finished packages.
6. Representing The Frisky with various print/broadcast/online media outlets.
7. Corresponding with publicists and brand partners and developing new relationships.
8. Developing ways to increase site traffic through SEO and social media best practices
 
The Frisky is owned and operated by SpinMedia, which also owns Spin, Vibe, Celebuzz, Idolator and others. The Frisky itself is manned by a small team so we're looking for someone incredibly special that meshes well with our existing staff AND brings something new and exciting to the table.
 
 

Social Media Internship - Los Angeles

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE:
Social Media Intern
 
DEPARTMENT:
Business Intelligence/Editorial
 
LOCATION:
LA
 
TIME COMMITMENT:
3-4 days per week (25+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW 
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following information:

  • Help manage our social media properties including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Google+ and Vine
  • Assist in the production of contests/promotions and prize fulfillment
  • Work with our Social Media Managers to build buzz around social and community-driven campaigns
  • Monitor and track performance of social media and community campaigns
  • Shadow with various internal teams (Branded Entertainment, Product, Design, Research and Editorial)
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
o   General interest in pop culture
o   Active on Twitter and Tumblr
o   Major/minor in marketing or journalism preferred
o   Professional/technical skills: Social media experience
We are seeking intelligent, creative, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication & interpersonal skills and a deep love of social media and all things pop culture who have a strong desire to learn in a dynamic & fun environment. An interest or major/minor in marketing or journalism and an active social media presence are essential, as are knowledge and expertise in social media platforms, Photoshop and Wordpress.
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
o   Application materials: resume, cover letter, twitter handle
 
 
 

Social Media Internship - New York

Editorial | New York, NY, United States

 
POSITION TITLE:
Social Media Intern
 
DEPARTMENT:
Business Intelligence/Editorial
 
LOCATION:
NY
 
TIME COMMITMENT:
3-4 days per week (25+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW 
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following information:

  • Help manage our social media properties including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Google+ and Vine
  • Assist in the production of contests/promotions and prize fulfillment
  • Work with our Social Media Managers to build buzz around social and community-driven campaigns
  • Monitor and track performance of social media and community campaigns
  • Shadow with various internal teams (Branded Entertainment, Product, Design, Research and Editorial)
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
o   General interest in pop culture
o   Active on Twitter and Tumblr
o   Major/minor in marketing or journalism preferred
o   Professional/technical skills: Social media experience
We are seeking intelligent, creative, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication & interpersonal skills and a deep love of social media and all things pop culture who have a strong desire to learn in a dynamic & fun environment. An interest or major/minor in marketing or journalism and an active social media presence are essential, as are knowledge and expertise in social media platforms, Photoshop and Wordpress.
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
o   Application materials: resume, cover letter, twitter handle
 
 
 

Social Media, Marketing & Community Internship - Socialitelife.com

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Company Overview
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.

You will be responsible for helping manage our social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, Pinterest and the like), as well as engaging members to drive conversation, moderate comments and conversations. You will help with content outreach and as well as help growing content partnerships. You'll also assist in the production and fulfillment of contests and promotions.
 
Requirements: 
 
- Personally active on social media
- Employ extremely solid spelling and grammar skills 
- Interest in fashion, pop culture, celebrity and general interest women's news.
- Social media experience
- You must have your own laptop you can bring in to the office
- You can commit to two or more days per week to devote to an internship
 
 
 

SPIN.com Editorial Internship

Editorial | New York, NY, United States

Basic Information:
 
SPIN is seeking interns with strong backgrounds in writing and a serious interest in music and youth culture for editorial intern positions. SPIN employs interns during its Spring (January to May), Summer (June to August), and Fall (September to December) programs. Interns work 16-24 hours per week (two or three full days) and will receive college credit. All editorial internships are completed at our New York offices in Manhattan. SPIN does not provide housing or travel assistance.
 
About the Intern Program:
Interns are responsible for transcribing interviews, researching stories, updating release and event schedules, running errands, organizing mail, conducting interviews. Interns also pitch and write stories for SPIN
 
Application Materials:
Complete intern applications include a cover letter, résumé, and 2 to 4 clips. Applicants without published clips are encouraged to submit music-related pieces (reviews or news stories) written on their own. There is no formal application form.
 
Deadlines:

  • The application deadline for the Spring internship is December 15
  • The application deadline for the Summer internship is March 15
  • The application deadline for the Fall internship is July 15

SPIN.com Photography Internship

Editorial | New York, NY, United States

Basic Information:
SPIN is seeking photo interns who are interested in music and passionate about photography. The internship will offer an excellent opportunity to experience working in a photo department at a major publication.
 
SPIN hosts 2 to 3 photo interns during its Spring (January to May), Summer (May/June to August), and Fall (September to December) internship programs. Interns work approximately 16 hours per week (2 full days) and will receive college credit. All interns must live in proximity to New York City.
 
About The Intern Program:
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) photo research, communication with publicists to obtain photography, help in producing photo shoots and various administrative tasks (sending out issues/organizing materials). Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is required.
 
Application Materials:
Complete intern applications include a cover letter, résumé, and photography portfolio. There is no formal application form.
Deadlines:

  • The application deadline for the Spring internship is December 15.
  • The application deadline for the Summer internship is May 1.
  • The application deadline for the Fall internship is August 15.

Talent Production Intern – Buzznet.com

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Buzznet.com Production Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Buzznet.com
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2 days per week
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist producing various talent’s online content
  • Assist with production at video/photo shoots
  • Research trends in music, fashion, pop culture
  • Talent fan site outreach and seeding
  • Utilize Stumbleupon to drive traffic to Buzznet
  • Offer researched ideas and theories on ways to grow external traffic
REQUIREMENTS
We are seeking reliable, trust-worthy, highly motivated interns to assist with the production of talent/Buzzmaker online content.  Interns must be well versed in pop culture, music and fashion.  We are seeking interns who are interested and have some background of social media, promotions and marketing.  Interns must have an eye for trends in youth music, fashion and pop culture.  Knowledge of Photoshop is a plus! 
 
Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter. 
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 

VIBE TV EDITING INTERNSHIP

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

VIBE TV EDITING INTERNSHIP
 
DEPARTMENT
Post-Production
 
LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SPINMEDIA is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SPINMEDIA reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, VIBE, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SPINMEDIA is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SPINMEDIA draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
VIBE TV is the production arm of VIBE Magazine. We produce original content based on interviews and performances with artists.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
VIBE is looking for an intern experienced in editing video footage using Final Cut Pro 7, as well as compiling research assets for editors. This non-paid, for-college-credit position may also require assistance for on-location shoots. This person must be creative, driven and detail-orientated. The candidate must be a good communicator and ready to conquer the world.
 
REQUIREMENTS
o   Interest in music, especially hip-hop, R&B and dance music
o   MUST KNOW Final Cut 7
 
*MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and links to your video chopping skills
 
 

VIBE Vixen Intern

Editorial | New York, NY, United States

POSITION TITLE
VIBE Vixen Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Editorial
 
LOCATION
New York, NY
 
TIME COMMITMENT
Two days/week
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
Vibevixen.com, VIBE Magazine’s sister brand, is visually engaging and highlights stories, service and products for and about young women of color nationwide. The site features informative how-tos, sophisticated fashion at a variety of price points, as well as enjoyable and enlightening articles on the latest trends in hair and beauty, celebrity style, health, dining, career, sex, love, and relationships — and more.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
· The ideal EDITORIAL candidate is a writer/blogger with a highly developed editorial voice and a distinctly feminine perspective, who is comfortable covering beauty, fashion, or entertainment for our site on a daily basis.
 

· GRAPHIC DESIGN/PHOTO interns will manage galleries, research photos, publish all images for vibevixen.com, and assist on photo shoots. The ideal candidate is a graphic designer with a digital background and publishing experience (ideally WordPress).
 

· SOCIAL MEDIA interns will create online content for Facebook, Twitter, etc, comment and share on site activity, curate contests/giveaways, and create unique user content to engage readers and build followers. Ideal candidates have a background in marketing, public relations, or writing and a strong social media presence.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
We are seeking intelligent, creative, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a deep love of all things pop culture who have a strong desire to learn in a dynamic and fun environment. A strong background in writing and editing; strongresearch, communication and organizational skills; and an ability to workwell under tight deadlines. INTERNS MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
Please email resume and related work samples.
 

VIBE.com Editorial Internship

Editorial | New York, NY, United States

POSITION TITLE
VIBE.com Editorial Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Digital and print
 
LOCATION
New York, NY
 
TIME COMMITMENT
Must be available to work at least 2 full days (9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) in our New York office and provide his/her own laptop
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, VIBE, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
VIBE.com covers all aspects of entertainment (hip-hop, R&B, pop, movies, sports), as well as some fashion and lifestyle.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
This internship is primarily digital-based. Daily tasks include writing news briefs and sending pitches for vibe.com. Other duties: Researching stories and transcribing interviews with celebrities. On occasion, interns may be asked to attend events and do red carpet reporting on behalf of VIBE. Interns with an active interest in print will have occasional opportunities to assist with the magazine.
 
REQUIREMENTS
VIBE is seeking creative, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication skills, a passion for all things pop culture and a strong desire to learn in a dynamic and fun environment. A major in Journalism, English, Writing or a Media-related program are essential, as are knowledge and expertise in Word, Content Management Systems and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). The ideal VIBE intern is adept at reporting and writing news stories and has a self-motivated, proactive attitude, with a willingness to learn.
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 

VIBE.com TV Production Interns

Editorial | Los Angeles, CA, United States

VIBE TV PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP 
 
DEPARTMENT
Production
 
LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW (This is uniform for every position)
SPINMEDIA is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SPINMEDIA reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, VIBE, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SPINMEDIA is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SPINMEDIA draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
VIBE TV is the production arm of VIBE Magazine. We produce original content based on interviews and performances with artists.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
VIBE seeks career-track interns to assist in transcribing footage, basic Final Cut Pro editing, as well as compiling research assets and assisting the production team. This non-paid, for-college-credit position may also require assistance for on-location shoots and filming in our Hollywood studio.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Knowledgeable in all things hip-hop, R&B and dance music and familiar with the artists covered on VIBE.com.
Detail-oriented, organized and dependable
Self-starter, proactive, and uses time efficiently
Excellent research, communication and writing skills
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
Familiar with the process of posting videos to YouTube and other online websites
Available to work minimum 2 days a week
Available some nights/weekends
Live in the Los Angeles area
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a resume, cover letter, transcript, writing sample or any links to video edits 
 
 
 

Videogum.com Editorial Internship

Editorial | New York, NY, United States

 
POSITION TITLE
Videogum Editorial Intern 
 
DEPARTMENT
Editorial
 
LOCATION
New York, NY
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW 
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.

OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
Videogum.com is the sister blog to Stereogum, and is devoted solely to movies, TV, and Web videos (read: trampoline accidents). From last night’s Mad Men to the latest viral video or movie trailer, Videogum is a trusted (and hilarious) voice telling you what’s worth watching. The site’s highly engaged community has earned a reputation as pop culture’s smartest virtual watercooler. Called “one of the best blogs in the whole Internet” by Gawker, Videogum has received kudos from Details, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for its unique take on entertainment. Videogum was named one of TIME‘s Best Blogs Of 2011.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in blog outreach
  • Assist in finding content for Videogum (videos, entertainment news, GIFs)
  • Assist in contributor correspondence and submission review
  • Research pop culture events
  • Assist in social media outreach (Facebook, Videogumblr)
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
o   Being a fan of Videogum already and knowing the style of the site (what content we would choose, what we would stay away from) is a big plus
o   A minor in English or something like Film is also a plus, though not necessarily a requirement
o   Experience in maintaining your own blog (or tumblr) would be great
o   Knowledge of WordPress and HTML is another plus!
We are seeking intelligent, creative, driven, detail-orientated and not-easily-distracted individuals with a love for pop culture and videos of trampoline accidents. Someone who already knows their way around the blogosphere (ha-ha) and can help us – among other things -- find the best content we can. While you probably won’t be doing any writing on the site, having your own voice and writing samples to prove it would be great. Being someone who can problem-solve on their own is a huge plus. Are we still doing pluses? We’re basically just looking for a hardworking Videogum fan who wants to lend an internship hand and gain some experience in pop culture blogging. It will be fun!
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
o   Please submit a resume if you have one, a paragraph explaining why you want this internship, and a link to (or attachment of) any writing samples you may have.
 
 
 
 

Campaign Analyst Intern

Analytics | Los Angeles, CA, United States

 
POSITION TITLE
Campaign Analyst Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Performance Sales
 
LOCATION
Los Angeles
 
TIME COMMITMENT
3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Performance Sales team with the execution of sold campaigns
  • Submit Proposals for direct setup into ad serving system (DFP Premium - XFP)
  • Take screenshots of campaigns
  • Optimize campaigns on a daily basis to achieve maximum ROI
  • Report campaign delivery and performance on a weekly basis
  • Analyze reporting and execute appropriate action to maximize performance
  • Professionalism is paramount as this role deals with both internal and external teams
  • Meticulous organization and documentation of campaign information
  • Create final reporting for client and internal finance team
     
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • 1 year accounting
  • Office skills are a MUST – emphasis on excel (knowledge of pivot tables and VLOOKUP would be ideal but not required)
  • Strong data entry skills
  • Analytically minded
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 
 

Consumer Insights Intern

Analytics | New York, NY, United States

SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.

OVERVIEW: 
SpinMedia Labs is SpinMedia's consumer insights department, responsible for supporting the advertising sales team by using 3rd party research data and internal data and producing insights that help drive revenue for SpinMedia. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist SpinMedia Labs in our NY office 2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week) during the school year and/or for 5 days a week during the summer with the following:

  • Assist in creating monthly reports detailing the size and demographics of the SpinMedia audience using comScore, Nielsen @Plan and Google Analytics data.
  • Keep marketing and sales communication materials (PPT presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word documents) up to date with the latest research.
  • Liaise with various internal teams (Integrated Marketing, Ad Sales, Branded Entertainment and Account Management).

REQUIREMENTS:
We are seeking intelligent, creative, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication & interpersonal skills and a deep love of all things pop culture who have a strong desire to learn in a dynamic & fun environment. An interest or major/minor in marketing, research or web analytics and a desire to learn the sales/marketing business, contribute to the team and a positive and enthusiastic attitude are essential, as are knowledge and expertise in PowerPoint, Excel and Word.


 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 

Digital Media Coordinator Intern

Analytics | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Digital Media Coordinator Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Entertainment
 
LOCATION
Los Angeles
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, TheFrisky, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Just Jared, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
The position has said intern candidate reporting into the General Manager of Entertainment, and assist the GM 2-3 days/week (min 20 hrs/week) on coordinating tasks for entertainment and music sites. This is a chance to really see how websites run!

  • Assist in coordinating processes that will include online, mobile, monetization and social components for entertainment and music sites
  • Assist in creating daily/weekly/monthly reports detailing and pulling from Google Analytics data and other systems
  • Help maintain partner analytics reporting (photos and videos)
  • Update various documentation materials (PPT presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word docs) with latest data research
  • Join editorial brainstorms and contribute creative content ideas
  • Coordinate with various internal and external teams
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
We are seeking intelligent, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication & interpersonal skills.  Candidates must have a strong desire to learn in the digital media space and in a dynamic/fun environment. An interest or major/minor in marketing, research or web analytics and a positive and enthusiastic attitude are essential, as are knowledge and expertise in PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 

Operations / Systems Engineer

Engineering | Los Angeles, CA, United States

 
Our Operations / System Engineers are responsible for overseeing the effective operation, maintenance, and deployment/configuration of related hardware and software within the infrastructure.  You will work work closely with both product and development teams, and are core drivers in every significant engineering effort going on in the company.
In this role, you will employ a vast spectrum of knowledge and experience in multiple disciplines of technology in order to ensure hardware and operating system integration, and platform communication.
 
Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements:

  • Share ownership in application or back-end services produced by development teams and own the infrastructure/operations components like servers, caches, etc. that those teams depend on.
  • Write and review code, develop documentation and capacity plans, and help debug hard problems
  • Partner alongside the best engineers, participating in their product planning, architecture, design, and infrastructure and capacity planning.
  • Guide and advise teams in utilizing the operational infrastructure effectively by helping them plug into infrastructure services like virtualization, deployment, automated configuration management, monitoring, and logging.
  • Together with your engineering team, you will share an on-call rotation in supporting their service(s). 
Required Skills:
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Sound knowledge of sysadmin (Linux) and TCP/IP network fundamentals
  • Ability to code really well in at least one scripting language (BASH / Ruby / Python / Perl / PHP /etc.)
  • Ability to pick up new software, frameworks and APIs quickly
  • Experience in code deployment methodology and software configuration management (SCM) desired
  • Good knowledge of infrastructure automation (Chef, Puppet, or cfEngine).
  • Experience working with VM technology (ESX, HyperVisor, Xen, etc.)
  • Sharp and tenacious troubleshooting skills, you can fix anything!
  • Ability to perform capacity planning for internet service architectures and to provide practical plans to meet shifting business needs
  • Good knowledge of enterprise-level web architecture and interconnectivity best practices
  • Wordpress administration experience is a must
  • Configuration and maintenance of common applications (Apache, MySql, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of enterprise-level switches, routers, and load balancers. (Netscaler, Foundry, Cisco, etc.)
  • Exposure to enterprise-level storage solutions (Isilon, etc.)
  • Good verbal and written communications skills 
  • Diligent documentation skills a huge plus
  • Motivated self-starter, with a proven track record in following through with tasks and projects
  • High sense of accountability and prefers working in a team
  • Experience in working with CDNs a plus (Akamai preferred)
 
What We Offer
  • Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage and 401k
  • A collaborative, progressive, team development environment
  • Unlimited paid holidays and vacation/ personal time
  • A team of people that work smart and play hard
  • Opportunities to make a difference in a small, highly productive environment

Senior Front End Engineer

Engineering | Los Angeles, CA, United States

SpinMedia is looking for someone who is passionate about creating web applications and coming up with creative and intuitive UI solutions. You will work closely with our Design/Creative team to develop and build web user interfaces. This isn't adding some buttons to a page with HTML; we need someone to work alongside the designers to create slick, robust, custom-made widgets, using the best tools available. This position is located in Hollywood, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Experience creating amazing-looking and reusable UI widgets
  • Convert PSD’s into clean and easy to maintain (X)HTML, and CSS 2.
  • Create intuitive, robust, and reusable user interfaces with JavaScript.
  • Participate in the design and development of new UI functionality for web applications.
  • Find solutions for cross browser issues in both HTML/CSS and JavaScript.
Requirements:
  • Strong knowledge with (X)HTML and CSS 2 to create tableless websites that adhere to web standards.
  • Intermediate skill in Photoshop. Cutting up PSD’s and optimizing images.
  • Strong JavaScript OO skills and ability to write JavaScript with and without use of libraries. (JQuery is a plus)
  • Experience with AJAX technologies and techniques.
  • Knowledge with version control and bug tracking systems.
  • Ability to work well in a team of Designers, Art Directors, Product Managers and other developers.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Enjoy being an important member of our fun, fast paced, energetic and very agile team

Senior PHP Engineer

Engineering | Los Angeles, CA, United States

We have an immediate opening for a Back End Web Engineer. A background in design of consumer ecommerce or interactive websites is required. This role will develop web services to enable highly available, customer facing web applications targeting game communities. Our Back End Web Engineers work with the Front End team and Designers to define and scope appropriate services and their APIs, as well as building and managing the Back End team, and contributing to implementation.
 
Requirements
 

  • Proficient in the latest features of PHP 5
  • Knowledge of one or more frameworks including Zend Framework, Kohana, or Laravel.
  • Experience with data modeling both for relational and document orientated databases (MySQL/MongoDB) as well as excellent sense on the appropriate problem domains for both
  • Experience with server side javascript (node.js) is highly desired
  • A track record in contributing to highly performant and horizontally consumer web properties is a must
  • Experience with queuing systems, distributed workforce systems, map-reduce and analytics are also very useful.
  • Experience with caching solutions (Memcache, Akamai+ESI, Redis)

Additional Expectations
 
  • Expected to be an excellent team player, working with talented engineers and product folks
  • Engage with a positive attitude within the larger team to produce the best possible product and results
  • Maximize your time and output by thinking creatively and working smarter, not just harder
  • Innovation is a must. We need people who can think out of the box and apply the latest learnings in an extremely dynamic environment

What We Offer
 
  • Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage and 401k
  • A collaborative, progressive, team development environment
  • Access to green field projects where you will be expected and empowered to help define the guiding architecture of a new product.
  • Paid holidays and vacation/ personal time
  • A team of people that work smart and play hard
  • Opportunities to make a difference in a small, highly productive environment

 
 
 
 

Senior Software Engineer

Engineering | Los Angeles, CA, United States

We have an immediate opening for a Senior Software Engineer on our growing team.

A background in design of consumer ecommerce or interactive websites is required. This role will develop web services to enable highly available, customer facing web applications targeting game communities. Our Software Engineers are full-stack developers working on backend and front-end projects. 
 
Requirements

  • Comfortable working with PHP and Javascript
  • Can comfortable switch between front-end and back-end
  • Strong knowledge of one or more frameworks including Zend, Kohana, or Laravel.
  • Experience with data modeling both for relational and document orientated databases (MySQL/MongoDB) as well as strong problem solving skills in both
  • A track record in contributing to high traffic web properties is highly desired.
  • Experience with caching solutions (Memcache, Akamai+ESI, Redis)

Additional Expectations
  • Expected to be a team player, working with talented engineers and product managers
  • Engage with a positive attitude within the larger team to produce the best possible product and results
  • Maximize your time and output by thinking creatively and working smarter, not harder
  • We want your ideas, your help driving innovation here is encouraged. We need people who can think out of the box and even apply the latest trends in an extremely dynamic environment

What We Offer
  • Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage and 401k
  • A collaborative, progressive, team development environment
  • Access to green field projects where you will be expected and empowered to help define the guiding architecture of a new product.
  • Paid holidays and vacation/ personal time
  • A team of people that work smart and play hard
  • Opportunities to make a difference in a small, highly productive environment

Software Engineer

Engineering | Los Angeles, CA, United States

We have an immediate opening for a Software Engineer on our growing team.

A background in design of consumer ecommerce or interactive websites is required. This role will develop web services to enable highly available, customer facing web applications targeting game communities. Our Software Engineers are full-stack developers working on backend and front-end projects.

 
Requirements

  • Comfortable working with PHP and Javascript
  • Strong knowledge of one or more frameworks including Zend, Kohana, or Laravel.
  • Experience with data modeling both for relational and document orientated databases (MySQL/MongoDB) as well as strong problem solving skills in both
  • A track record in contributing to high traffic web properties is highly desired.
  • Experience with caching solutions (Memcache, Akamai+ESI, Redis)

Additional Expectations
  • Expected to be a team player, working with talented engineers and product managers
  • Engage with a positive attitude within the larger team to produce the best possible product and results
  • Maximize your time and output by thinking creatively and working smarter, not harder
  • We want your ideas, your help driving innovation here is encouraged. We need people who can think out of the box and even apply the latest trends in an extremely dynamic environment

What We Offer
  • Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage and 401k
  • A collaborative, progressive, team development environment
  • Access to green field projects where you will be expected and empowered to help define the guiding architecture of a new product.
  • Paid holidays and vacation/ personal time
  • A team of people that work smart and play hard
  • Opportunities to make a difference in a small, highly productive environment

HR Representative

Human Resources | Los Angeles, CA, United States

SpinMedia has a great opportunity for someone with at least 5 years of experience working in a Human Resources Department of a small to mid-size company!  The ideal candidate is a down to earth, energetic team-player who is highly organized with great attention to detail.
 
The 5 key skills for success:

  • You have a solid background and understanding of employee benefits plans and are adept at problem solving.
  • You must be data driven, analytical, and detail-orientated.  Strong Excel, reporting, and analysis is a must.
  • Must also have an excellent professional presence and people orientation in working with internal employees and external job seekers.
  • Have a high threshold for an ever evolving and growing set of responsibilities.  Also must be willing to do everything from admin work to higher level aspects of the role.  Whatever it takes!
  • A great sense of humor!
 If this is you, here’s what the position will initially entail:
  • Assist with recruiting, new hire, and termination process.  This will include candidate scheduling, creating offer letters, conducting new hire orientation and new hire benefits enrollment
  • Answer questions and find solutions for employees regarding benefits and general HR info
  • Coordinate annual review process and periodic goal setting
  • Generate letters to employees (offers, promotions, stock, etc.)
  • Maintain and update company organization employee chart
  • Process terminations, conduct exit interviews, perform trend analysis
  • Coordinate employee education requirements
  • Enter data and run reports in the HR database and applicant tracking system
  • Track compensation agreements and payment schedules; work with the accounting/payroll department for payroll processing set-up and any special pay cycles
  • Assist with employee benefits and 401(k) administration
  • Prepare reports for management team, as needed
  • Performs miscellaneous clerical functions and other special projects, as needed
  • Plan and help run employee culture events
 Additional Requirements
  • At least 5 years of working in a human resources department; benefits, HRIS, and payroll experience is a plus
  • Must have MS Office experience including Excel and PowerPoint.
  • B.S/B.A. degree required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Analytics Internship

Information Technology | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Analytics Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Analytics
 
LOCATION
Los Angeles
 
TIME COMMITMENT
At least 2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
The Analytics department manages all the data information infrastructure for the company.  They perform a wide range of business analysis and is focused on delivering insights to drive revenues, profitability and deliver higher ROI. This is a highly visible department that works cross-functionally w/ different teams.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Google Analytics ad-hoc analysis
  • Google Analytics administration tasks
  • Ad Hoc Data Analysis
  • Parsely analysis
  • Help create Site Performance Analysis
  • Help in Google Analytics setup audits
 
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
o   Excellent analytical skills business acumen
o   Ideally has finance, accounting, business background
o   Excel – high proficiency required
o   Java Script a plus
o   Google Analytics / Tableau experience a plus
 
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 

Desktop Support Engineer

Information Technology | Los Angeles, CA, United States

SpinMedia is the web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher reaching more than 150M monthly pop culture, music and entertainment enthusiasts worldwide. Its influential and authentic brands afford brand advertisers unique access to impassioned and engaged audiences through a blend of professional editorial, expert opinion, user contributions, and customized marketing solutions.

Description
The Desktop Support Engineer, located in our Hollywood HQ office will have responsibility to maintain all company desktop and server hardware and software systems for 200+ employees in all of our office locations.

Responsibilities

  • Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation of cable, operating systems, and appropriate software. Provide end-user support for all hardware and software in a mixed Mac and PC environment.
  • Confer with users and conduct diagnostics to quickly resolve technical problems
  • Maintain record of daily data communication transactions, problems and remedial action taken, and installation activities.
  • Handling all aspects of systems administration, including maintenance of all servers and workstations (Windows/Mac), back up and restoration procedures, scripting, virus protection, and user support (software, e-mail, troubleshooting).
  • Repurposing and provisioning laptop, desktops, servers, cell phones and desk phones.
  • Resolves issue remotely utilizing remote support tools when necessary
  • Manage & track IT inventory/assets

Qualifications
  • 1-4 years experience in providing various levels of help-desk service to all staff
  • Experience supporting Active Directory, Integrated Windows, and Mac applications
  • Experience successfully managing Help Desk Ticketing/Tracking systems
  • Comfortable configuring/supporting/troubleshooting network peripherals and hardware, WIFI/mobile devices etc…
  • Self-motivated, very organized and detail oriented
  • Fun personality, great customer service attitude
  • Fast learner and strong technical aptitude

 What We Offer
  • Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage and 401k
  • A collaborative, progressive, team development environment
  • Unlimited paid holidays and vacation/ personal time
  • A team of people that work smart and play hard
  • Opportunities to make a difference in a small, highly productive environment

Ad Traffic Intern

Ad Operations | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Ad Traffic Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Ad Operations
 
LOCATION
Los Angeles
 
TIME COMMITMENT
3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Ad Operations team with the execution of sold campaigns
  • Work with various internal departments (ad tech, design, QA, account management) to support ad production workflow
  • Pick up tasks assigned from internal workflow tool (JIRA) 
  • Traffic campaigns in multiple ad serving systems
  • Troubleshoot technical issues across display and mobile websites
  • Ad hoc reporting as needed
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Familiarity with javascript, css, or html5
  • Proficiency in excel preferred
  • Ability to learn new software applications quickly
  • Strong data entry skills
  • Analytically minded, detail-oriented, and tech-savvy
  • Background in Software Engineering, Finance or Graphic Design
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 

Inventory Manager

Ad Operations | Los Angeles, CA, United States

SpinMedia is the web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher reaching more than 150M monthly pop culture, music and entertainment enthusiasts worldwide. Its influential and authentic brands afford brand advertisers unique access to impassioned and engaged audiences through a blend of professional editorial, expert opinion, user contributions, and customized marketing solutions.

Description
The Inventory Manager, located in our Hollywood office will manage the inventory systems for more than forty Web sites. This includes the implementation of monetization strategies, analytics, producing internal reporting and coordinating between the sales, ad operations and account management teams. The role reports to the company’s Director of Ad Operations. The ideal candidate learns new applications easily, has strong data analysis abilities and has worked with ad servers.

Responsibilities

  • Program content for all VIBE social channels, including Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.
  • Oversees and administrate primary inventory management platform (DART Sales Manager); integrate inventory from peripheral ad serving systems (mobile, video, etc.); review and approve all proposals
  • Produce reporting and analysis of ad impressions served across Web sites; identify yield trends and opportunities; make recommendations from data analysis
  • Provide support regarding inventory management, forecasting and pricing requests/approvals.
  • Manage daily activity of reporting and ad hoc requests, as related to inventory availability, forecasts, revenue recognition and performance
  • Collaborate and educate with sales regarding functional ways to sell
  • Work with external groups to produce data and maximize unsold yield
  • Work with various teams within the company, including Operations, Sales, Business Development and Finance
 
 
Qualifications
  • Self-Starter. 3-5 years of experience in online ad operations and/or inventory management
  • 2 years of data analysis experience
  • 1-2 plus years of experience with DART or equivalent inventory management system is preferred
  • 1-2 plus years of experience with DFP or equivalent
  • Expert in Excel
  • Familiar with Web-based advertising metrics
  • Strategic, analytical thinker with strong quantitative and qualitative skills
  • Strong understanding of the online advertising industry
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to organize large and varied sources of data
  • Outstanding communicate skills; able to build relationships at all levels
  • Sound business judgment and decision-making skills with exceptional attention to detail

What We Offer
  • Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage and 401k
  • A collaborative, progressive, team development environment
  • Unlimited paid holidays and vacation/ personal time
  • A team of people that work smart and play hard
  • Opportunities to make a difference in a small, highly productive environment

Senior Ad Traffic Manager

Ad Operations | New York, NY, United States

SpinMedia is the web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher reaching more than 40M monthly pop culture, music and celebrity enthusiasts worldwide. Its influential and authentic social media properties afford brand advertisers unique access to impassioned and engaged audiences through a blend of professional editorial, expert opinion, user contributions, and customized marketing solutions. SpinMedia's more than 40 category-leading brands include Buzznet, Celebuzz, Stereogum, TheSuperficial, Absolute Punk, JustJared, WWTDD, GoFugYourself, SocialiteLife, Idolator and the official sites for celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Whitney Port, and others.

Senior Ad Traffic Manager

We are currently seeking a deadline-driven and detail-oriented Senior Ad Traffic Manager to join our Ad Operations team in our New York office. This individual will focus on the implementation and support of advertising delivery, management, targeting and quality assurance using custom sponsorship tools and DoubleClick’s suite of products (DART for Publishers, DART Sales Manager, DFP Mobile).

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day execution of display advertising campaigns
  • Support one or more Account Managers in executing sold campaigns and ensuring they meet contractual requirements
  • Work with internal departments to manage in-house creative deliverables
  • Traffic ad tags, tracking codes, and rich media elements into multiple ad serving systems
  • Provide ongoing quality assurance of custom sponsorships
  • Produce scheduled and ad-hoc inventory and performance-based reporting as needed
  • Work with the DSM proposal system and internal project tracker to monitor campaign workflow from post-sale to conclusion
  • Support additional Ad Ops’ initiatives as needed including video, behavioral targeting, analytics, remnant partners, etc.
A successful Traffic Manager will be able to thrive in a fast-paced, high tech environment. They must be professional, have excellent communication skills, and be able to work in a collaborative team environment.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Technical aptitude; ability to learn new programs quickly
  • 3+ years’ working with commercial ad server (DFP, OAS, Yield Manager) or equivalent
  • Experience with video ad servers (Brightcove, Freewheel) and/or other rich media platforms a plus
  • Working knowledge of HTML
  • Familiarity with Flash, javascript, HTML5
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent time management and analytical skills
  • Passionate about pop culture and looking to LOVE their job!

Executive in Charge of Production

Production | Los Angeles, CA, United States

SpinMedia is the web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher reaching more than 150M monthly pop culture, music and entertainment enthusiasts worldwide. Its influential and authentic brands afford brand advertisers unique access to impassioned and engaged audiences through a blend of professional editorial, expert opinion, user contributions, and customized marketing solutions.

Executive in Charge of Production
We are looking to bring on a highly organized, resourceful and energetic Production executive who will be managing our very active studio.

You’ll be responsible for managing the production and delivery of our LA operations, ensuring that priorities, schedules and budget expectations are met. In addition you will help plan, organize, and manage the resources and activities of the Digital Production team, optimizing both quality, resources.

This position will be located at our Headquarters in our Hollywood office.

Responsibilities
• Overall responsibility of production calendars, scheduling, budgets and deliverable of assets
• Monitors relevant milestones and completion dates, and coordinates project activities between departments as needed to ensure on-time content delivery.
• Manages production workflows for digital products, ensuring processes are documented.
• Possess a keen understanding of the digital landscape and stay abreast of new technologies and trends that can be incorporated into media driven solutions
• Hires and manages a team, vendors and a roster of freelancers when necessary
• Accurately handle all the necessary invoices and billing

Qualifications
• Minimum 3+ years of managing a fast-paced digital production environment
• Strong knowledge in video and digital production and video distribution technologies
• Prior experience managing a team of 15+ people
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, organizational and planning skills
• Demonstrated leader that can manage multiple projects with moving deadlines
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills to both technical and non-technical people
• An enthusiastic and welcoming personality w written and verbal communication skills to both technical and non-technical people

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision and 401k
  • A collaborative, progressive, team development environment
  • Unlimited paid holidays and vacation/ personal time
  • A team of people that work smart and play hard
  • Opportunities to make a difference in a small, highly productive environment

LA Video Production Internship

Production | Los Angeles, CA, United States

SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
Candidate will be responsible for assisting the video department with daily studio production.  Knowledge of Final Cut preferred, but not required. You should have your own laptop.
Internship is unpaid and college credit is mandatory.  This position is based in LA.
 
 
 
 

Ad Product Marketing Intern

Marketing | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Ad Product Marketing Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Ad Product Marketing
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.

OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
The Ad Product Marketing department is responsible for supporting the ad sales, integrating marketing, and various teams by providing customized, scalable, and cross-platform (desktop, mobile, tablet) advertising solutions across all of our properties.  Our goal is to provide the best and most innovative solutions that help drive revenue for SpinMedia, bring interactive brand experiences to our users, and meet and exceed the goals and objectives of our clients.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Join ad product brainstorms and contribute creative ideas
  • Assist in competitor research and monitor the latest and greatest cross-platform ad solutions in the marketplace
  • Assist in the creation of sales and ad product marketing materials (PPT presentations, Word documents, Excel Reference Docs)
  • Assist with the production of post-sales ad product initiatives
  • Update ad product marketing and research materials (PPT presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word docs)
  • Set up various meetings with internal groups on proactive ad product ideas (Native Ads, Site Features, Custom Out-of-the-Box Solutions, Social, App integration, etc)

REQUIREMENTS
o   Candidates should possess a strong interest in marketing and ad products
o   A focus in business / marketing or psychology is preferred but not required
o   Candidate should maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and be a passionate, dedicated self-starter
o   A high level of proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required
o   Candidate should be fluent in online search, various social media platforms, and have a strong interest in technology and apps
o   Must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
 
We are seeking intelligent, creative, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication & interpersonal skills and a strong interest in marketing and ad products.  We want someone who has great energy and a strong desire to learn in a dynamic & fun environment!  An interest and passion of all things pop culture doesn’t hurt either! 
 
Creative and technical types that can contribute creative ideas and demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving can step up to the plate.  A positive, friendly, and enthusiastic attitude is a must!
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 
 

Branded Entertainment Internship

Marketing | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Company Overview
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
Based in Hollywood, SpinMedia's Branded Entertainment division is responsible for the ideation, creation and execution of branded experiences that yield leading market position for its advertisers. The Branded Entertainment team approaches each branded experience with its unique 36OFFERING which includes a full range of entertainment and lifestyle brand strategies and services including but not limited to:

  • Content Development and Distribution
  • Influencer Marketing and Talent Relations
  • Press and Communications
  • Social Media Strategy and Development
  • Experiential and Event Marketing
  • Music Programming
  • Live Streaming Events
  • Video Production
  • Digital Representation
 
As part of our 36OFFERING, the Branded Entertainment team pairs celebrity influencers with partners to create engaging and innovative experiences which help to amplify the brand message through social media, live events, video programs, and much more.  
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Join brainstorms and contribute creative ideas
  • Assist in crafting sales materials (PPT presentations, Word documents) in response to RFPs and also proactively for a variety of advertisers
  • Assist in creating a new integrated marketing multi-media program that will include online, offline, mobile and social components
  • Update marketing and research materials (PPT presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word and Google docs)
  • Collaborate and execute social media strategies with a deep analysis of metrics and results to develop best practices and viral awareness of branded content
  • Support video and event productions onsite and offsite
  • Research and evaluate digital landscape for current and relevant trends and emerging talent in order to craft marketing copy for pre-sale and post-sale pitches
REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must be deeply interested with everything pop-culture, music, film, tv, internet, art, and fashion related. They must also have excellent thoroughness, attention-to-detail, and be a self-starter who takes initiatives. This is also a great opportunity for a resume builder, contact builder and much more! Your responsibilities will touch on all of the following core business units: Branded Entertainment, Sales and Marketing, Social Media, Digital Technology, Public Relations and general administrative/clerical research.

INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. 
 
 
 

Buzznet.com - Marketing Intern

Marketing | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
 
Buzznet.com Marketing Intern 
 
DEPARTMENT
 
Buzznet.com 
 
LOCATION
 
Hollywood, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
 
Interns should be available to work from the Buzznet office in Hollywood 2-3 days per week.
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
Responsibilities
The marketing intern will be responsible for:
Assisting marketing manager with contests and promotions including (but not limited to):
    o   Contest landing page production
 
    o   Winner selection and outreach
 
    o   Prize fulfillment
 
Assisting the marketing coordinator daily with growing external referrals through distributing Buzznet content to external sites and social networks and maintaining Buzznet’s external marketing practices by:
 
    o   Fansite outreach and seeding
 
    o   Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, StumbleUpon, YouTube     marketing
 
    o   Utilizing all social networks to drive traffic back to Buzznet
 
    o   Tumblr posts + submissions
 
    o   Uploading live concert photography to Buzznet’s Flickr, Tumblr and other properties
 
    o   Maintaining marketing department’s Fansite database/contact sheet
 
    o   Offering researched ideas and theories on ways to grow external traffic
 
Buzznet’s marketing intern will also be responsible for assisting the editorial team on occasion with pulling photo galleries and writing stories.
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
Buzznet’s marketing department seeks a highly motivated intern to assist with promotions, social media, and content distribution.  The ideal candidate should have prior experience in marketing or publicity for a new media company or website (ideally in the entertainment/music realm).  He or she should be familiar with Buzznet.com and the SpinMedia family of websites.
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. 
 
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter. 
 
 
 
 

Entertainment Marketing Intern

Marketing | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Entertainment Marketing Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Audience Development
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
  
OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT
As part of the Audience Development department, you will assist with SpinMedia’s strategic partnerships, user acquisition, and retention marketing.
 
You will learn more about traffic exchange partnerships, content syndication, paid user acquisition, and social media marketing. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the editorial teams at multiple SpinMedia properties to hone your writing skills and have your work published.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Join brainstorm sessions and contribute creative ideas
  • Write and publish articles for multiple SpinMedia properties relating to our marketing partnerships
  • Monitor and track performance of our partnerships and user acquisition
  • Light photo editing
  • Assist with social media properties, when needed, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Google+, and Vine
  • Assist with crafting PR campaigns for Celebuzz, when needed
 
REQUIREMENTS
 
We are seeking intelligent, creative, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication & interpersonal skills. You should have a deep love of all things pop culture and a strong desire to learn in a dynamic & fun environment. Have an understanding of social media and best practices, and preferably use it personally on a regular basis. An interest or major/minor in marketing, public relations, journalism, or communications, a desire to learn marketing and audience development, contribute to the team and a positive and enthusiastic attitude are essential, as are knowledge and expertise in PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Photoshop.
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 

Experiential Marketing and Events Intern

Marketing | Los Angeles, CA, United States

SpinMedia currently owns and operates over 40 websites ranging from music to fashion to celebrity news. The Experiential Marketing and Events intern program is designed to help qualified candidates learn about experiential marketing, event management and production, the entertainment industry, digital media as a medium for media consumption and syndication as well as give qualified candidates the ability to learn with hands-on experience what it’s like to work for the leading entertainment and pop-culture destination on the web. SpinMedia is looking for 2 interns for this program with unparalleled access and experience.
 
Based in Hollywood, this department is responsible for creating all offline experiences, events, stunts, and more, for our clients and consumers. Candidates must be deeply interested with everything pop-culture, music, film, tv, internet, art, and fashion related. This is a non-paid internship opportunity with unparallel access and ideal for students who need class credit. This is also a great opportunity for a Resume builder, contact builder and much more!
Your responsibilities will touch on all of the following core business units: Branded Entertainment, Sales and Marketing, Social Media, Digital Technology, Event Production and Management, Public Relations and general administrative / clerical research.
 
Please send your cover letter and resume for review. Candidates must receive school credit; please include availability in your introduction.
 
 
 

Integrated Marketing Internship - LA

Marketing | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Integrated Marketing Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Integrated Marketing
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA 
TIME COMMITMENT
3 days a week (approx 20 - 24 hours a week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
The Integrated Marketing department works on a day to day basis with teams ranging from Ad Sales, Branded Entertainment, Editorial, Research, and Product to create unique marketing programs for advertising clients. Based on a given client’s target audience, objectives, creative assets, timeframe, and budget, the IM team ideates and puts together proposals that can include a variety of unique integrations such as editorial content, video, and events, all presented through the unique and authentic voices of SpinMedia's celebrity and music properties.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Join brainstorms and contribute creative ideas
  • Assist in crafting sales materials (PPT presentations, Word documents) in response to RFPs and also proactively for a variety of advertisers
  • Assist in creating a new integrated marketing multi-media program that will include online, offline, mobile and social components
  • Continuously update marketing and research materials (PPT presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word docs)
  • Liaise with various internal teams (Branded Entertainment, Product, Design, Research and Editorial)
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be a pop culture enthusiast who has a passion for celebrity, entertainment and music who want to learn the integrated marketing/sales business, contribute to the team and have a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • An interest or major/minor in marketing/sales (previous marketing internship is a plus)
  • Ability to effectively communicate and write marketing concepts
  • Skilled in PowerPoint and the Microsoft Suite of products
  • Highly organized with good administrative skills
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 
 

Integrated Marketing Internship - NY

Marketing | New York, NY, United States

POSITION TITLE
Integrated Marketing Intern 
 
DEPARTMENT
Integrated Marketing
 
LOCATION
New York, NY
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2 – 3 days a week (approx 20 hours a week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
The Integrated Marketing department works on a day to day basis with teams ranging from Ad Sales, Branded Entertainment, Editorial, Research, and Product to create unique marketing programs for advertising clients. Based on a given client’s target audience, objectives, creative assets, timeframe, and budget, the IM team ideates and puts together proposals that can include a variety of unique integrations such as editorial content, video, and events, all presented through the unique and authentic voices of SpinMedia's celebrity and music properties.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Join brainstorms and contribute creative ideas
  • Assist in crafting sales materials (PPT presentations, Word documents) in response to RFPs and also proactively for a variety of advertisers
  • Assist in creating a new integrated marketing multi-media program that will include online, offline, mobile and social components
  • Continuously update marketing and research materials (PPT presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word docs)
  • Liaise with various internal teams (Branded Entertainment, Product, Design, Research and Editorial)
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be a pop culture enthusiast who has a passion for celebrity, entertainment and music who want to learn the integrated marketing/sales business, contribute to the team and have a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • An interest or major/minor in marketing/sales (previous marketing internship is a plus)
  • Ability to effectively communicate and write marketing concepts
  • Skilled in PowerPoint and the Microsoft Suite of products
  • Highly organized with good administrative skills
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Integrated Programming Internship - LA

Marketing | Los Angeles, CA, United States

OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT

The Integrated Programming department is responsible for brainstorming and executing smart, sharable and strategic ideas built around the unique and authentic voices of SpinMedia's celebrity and music properties. The team works on a day-to-day basis with Ad Sales, Branded Entertainment, Editorial, Design and Product to create unique marketing programs for advertising clients, spanning lifestyle products, movies and pop culture.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Help package and publish multiple branded articles per day across many sites
Contribute in the scheduling and distribution of this content via each site’s content management system
Curate galleries and featured photos for posts
Build quizzes and web applications
Join brainstorms and contribute creative integrated ideas for campaigns
Continuously update department spreadsheets and materials
Liaise with various internal teams (Branded Entertainment, Product, Design, Research and Editorial)
 
REQUIREMENTS
Experience writing, blogging or otherwise creating entertainment and/or lifestyle content
Knowledge of pop culture, celebrity and entertainment, including fashion, television, film and music
Skilled in Photoshop and content management systems like Wordpress; Google Wildfire a plus
Highly organized with good administrative skills
 
Personally active on social media a plus
 
 

Interactive Programming Intern

Marketing | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Interactive Programming Intern 
 
DEPARTMENT
Integrated Marketing
 
LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW 
We're looking for an intern who holds themselves to a ridiculously high standard, and has a deep desire to be a part of a team that creates innovative, ground breaking content. The person who joins the Integrated Programming team will have an expert grasp of WordPress and will be responsible for copy editing, publishing, researching, and managing a huge volume of work across multiple sites and platforms. You are also a true social media guru – with the street cred to prove it. You are a numbers and metrics wiz, and you're sort of obsessed with analytics. Sound like you?
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
Integrated Programming is a proactive team that is responsible for creating ideas that will make advertisers want to be a part of SpinMedia.
RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Join brainstorms and contribute creative ideas
  • Assist in crafting sales materials (PPT presentations, Word documents) in response to RFPs and also proactively for a variety of advertisers
  • Assist in creating a new integrated marketing multi-media program that will include online, offline, mobile and social components
  • Update marketing and research materials (PPT presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word docs)
  • Shadow with various internal teams (Branded Entertainment, Product, Design, Research and Editorial) 
REQUIREMENTS
We are seeking intelligent, creative, driven and detail-orientated individuals with excellent communication & interpersonal skills and a deep love of all things pop culture who have a strong desire to learn in a dynamic & fun environment. An interest or major/minor in marketing, research or web analytics and a desire to learn the sales/marketing business, contribute to the team and a positive and enthusiastic attitude are essential, as are knowledge and expertise in PowerPoint, Excel and Word. 
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 

Manager, Integrated Marketing

Marketing | New York, NY, United States

Manager, Integrated Marketing
 
The Manager, Integrated Marketing position is critical to the creation of strong Client relationships and the overall success of SpinMedia. Candidates must be able to think like a marketer – understanding strategy, positioning and measurement. A successful Manager must be confident interfacing with Sales and Clients, leading internal brainstorms and working in a fast-paced environment where multiple priorities are juggled daily.
 
Core Responsibilities:  

  • Develop custom marketing ideas in response to RFPs and on a proactive basis using innovative marketing solutions that leverage the SpinMedia’s audience
  • Lead daily brainstorming sessions with sales and account management teams to answer RFPs
  • Maintain an in-depth working knowledge of 35+ different websites’ audience and capabilities
  • Develop outstanding presentations which clearly communicate the marketing strategy and campaign ideas
  • Problem solving specifically within digital marketing programs involving custom program executions.
  • Partner with Sales to present programs to clients
  • Maintain and develop sales materials
  • Develop deep relationships with key clients
  • Partner with Account Management, Branded Entertainment, Editorial, Product, Design, and other internal teams and external partners to execute programs
  • Manage execution of custom program elements within budget and on schedule
  • Create program recaps and case studies
  • Research industry trends, social media/engagement tools, client and competitive marketing tactics as a valued team resource
  • Manage and train interns
 
Requirements:                                                                                
  • Experience developing integrated marketing programs within the music, entertainment and/or men’s lifestyle vertical categories
  • Ability to showcase multiple examples of creative marketing programs where candidate came up with the idea and wrote the proposal
  • Experience working across platforms with new technologies and ad products as well as offline support such as street teams or events
  • Microsoft Office Skills are a MUST with emphasis on PowerPoint
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organized and good management skills
  • Customer focused
  • High energy individual who thrives in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work well with different personalities and within a team setting
  • Manage multiple projects and deadlines while delivering consistent, great quality work
  • Passionate about pop culture and looking to LOVE their job!
  • 5+ years professional experience
  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree

PR and Marketing Intern, The Frisky

Marketing | New York, NY, United States

Company Overview
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
Interns will assist the Marketing Manager with pitches, press management, relationship management, research, testing, reporting, promotions, and analysis. 
Although this is an unpaid internship, The Frisky promise to provide valuable resume building experience to prepare students for professional careers.
 
Requirements: Experience writing pitches and press releases. Knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Quick learner who can work independently to meet deadlines.
 
 
 
 

YouTube Audience Growth Intern

Social Media | Los Angeles, CA, United States

 
POSITION TITLE
YouTube Audience Growth Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Video Department
 
LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW 
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
Our video department is SpinMedia’s own private production house used by each of our websites to create their own video content, original series and exclusive celebrity interviews.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Make our YouTube videos awesome with great Titles, Descriptions and Thumbnails
  • Manage the appearance and features of multiple high traffic YouTube Channels.
  • Use YouTube Analytics to provide valuable feedback to our Editorial Team.
  • Work closely with our Social Networking staff so they don’t miss any videos!
  • Help producers follow the YouTube Playbook for maximum views and subscribers.
  • Interact with our fans by chatting, commenting, and Tweeting.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
You should be extremely familiar with most of the top YouTube channels and have a few favorites of your own. Do you have your OWN YouTube channel? We want to know! The ideal candidate should be very opinionated about what is cool, and what sucks. You should be somewhat familiar with video production and aspire to produce your own content in the future.
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 

Design Intern

Graphic Design | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Design Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Product & Creative
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
3-5 days per week
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SPINMEDIA is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SPINMEDIA reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SPINMEDIA is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SPINMEDIA draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
JOB OVERVIEW
We're looking for a creative designer to join our team for the summer.  The most important aspect about this role is your aesthetic and eye.  We want to see your linear, clean, minimalist approach.
 
Ideal candidate will work collaboratively with Product Directors, UI Designers, and Front End Engineers to define and integrate experience across multiple channels.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist digital/design team in execution of online promotions, photo galleries, and day-to-day site maintenance
  • Acquire and design multimedia content for blogs, online library, social media posts, newsletters, etc.
  • Work with site design team on layouts, typography, design elements, etc.
  • Provide creative content for producing badges, marketing assets, and promotions
  • Typographic and graphic research for seasonal event projects, etc.
 
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE:
  • Proficient skills in Adobe Creative Suite is essential
  • Comfort and proficiency with CS5 Photoshop is required (Illustrator a bonus)
  • HTML/CSS experience a bonus
  • Good people skills and the desire to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented with an eye for savvy messaging and quality design
  • Healthy addiction to the Internet and current cultural trends a must
  • Innovative, self-motivated, socially-conscious, collaboratively driven team player
  • Energy, with a desire to come up with fresh ideas on how to enhance our design strategies
  • Ability to relate design strategies to an identified target market
  • Ability to contribute individually, as well as work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment
 
This is a tremendous opportunity to do great work for a great company while gaining invaluable and truly unparalleled work experience.
 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SpinMedia's INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
 
 
 
 

Graphic Design Internship

Graphic Design | Los Angeles, CA, United States

POSITION TITLE
Graphic Design Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Creative Services
 
LOCATION
Hollywood, CA
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SPINMEDIA is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SPINMEDIA reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SPINMEDIA is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SPINMEDIA draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
Creative Services offers support to the Ad Sales and Integrated Marketing teams, from pre-sale to post-sale and everything in between. We create mocks and graphics for proposals and presentations and carry out sold campaigns for the web and print.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Work with Integrated Marketing to help bring their ideas to life
  • Assist in crafting mocks for PPT presentations in response to RFPs for a variety of advertisers
  • Assist with creating brand materials
  • Shadow Graphic Designer
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
o   Extensive knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
o   Working knowledge of PPT and Keynote
o   Desire to work in a pop-culture and music oriented world
o   Interest in advertising
o   Motivated and able to meet tight deadlines
o   Experience as a graphic designer, majoring in an art/creative field
o   School credit requirement
We are seeking an inspired, creative, driven and detail-orientated graphic designer with strong knowledge of Photoshop and an interest in all things pop culture who have the desire to learn in a dynamic & fun environment. Looking for an individual who has Photoshop down, and wants to learn the ropes of ad production, pitching new ideas visually to brand clients. An interest in advertising and a desire to learn the sales/marketing business, contribute to the team and a positive and enthusiastic attitude are essential, as are knowledge and expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote and PowerPoint. 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
o   Resume + Cover Letter
o   Portfolio Site
o   Application contact
 
 
 
 
 

Graphic Design Internship

Graphic Design | New York, NY, United States

POSITION TITLE
Graphic Design Intern
 
DEPARTMENT
Creative Services
 
LOCATION
New York, NY
 
TIME COMMITMENT
2-3 days per week (20+ hours per week)
 
COMPANY OVERVIEW
SPINMEDIA is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SPINMEDIA reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Just Jared, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, TheFrisky!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SPINMEDIA is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SPINMEDIA draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
OVERVIEW OF DEPARTMENT
Creative Services offers support to the Ad Sales and Integrated Marketing teams, from pre-sale to post-sale and everything in between. We create mocks and graphics for proposals and presentations and carry out sold campaigns for the web and print.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Work with Integrated Marketing to help bring their ideas to life
  • Assist in crafting mocks for PPT presentations in response to RFPs for a variety of advertisers
  • Assist with creating brand materials
  • Shadow Graphic Designer
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
o   Extensive knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
o   Working knowledge of PPT and Keynote
o   Desire to work in a pop-culture and music oriented world
o   Interest in advertising
o   Motivated and able to meet tight deadlines
o   Experience as a graphic designer, majoring in an art/creative field
o   School credit requirement
We are seeking an inspired, creative, driven and detail-orientated graphic designer with strong knowledge of Photoshop and an interest in all things pop culture who have the desire to learn in a dynamic & fun environment. Looking for an individual who has Photoshop down, and wants to learn the ropes of ad production, pitching new ideas visually to brand clients. An interest in advertising and a desire to learn the sales/marketing business, contribute to the team and a positive and enthusiastic attitude are essential, as are knowledge and expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote and PowerPoint. 
INTERN(S) MUST RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPINMEDIA’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
 
HOW TO APPLY
o   Resume + Cover Letter
o   Portfolio Site
o   Application contact
 
 
 
 
 
 

Account Executive - LA

Sales | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Account Executive

This person will lead the sales efforts for a defined territory and will have responsibility for growing the book of business in their territory.   As a Regional Salesperson you will be responsible for the development, execution and management of sales efforts to brands, retailers and marketers across our brands. This is a player role and will carry an individual quota. As revenues increase, you will have the opportunity to grow your team. This position will report to the VP, Sales. The position is located in our LA office and this person must have local connections within the West Coast region.

Responsibilities:

  • Create regional sales strategy and business plan
  • Cultivate relationships at all levels within existing and prospective client organizations
  • Consistently hit quarterly quotas for bookings, renewals and other monetization models
  • Directly manage sales efforts and customer/partner relationships
  • Drive the highest level of client service by managing the pre- and post-sales processes
  • Develop sales presentations with the assistance of marketing and other support staff
  • Package and activate compelling solutions for leading digital brands
  • Represent SpinMedia at regional conferences
  • Provide clear visibility into sales pipeline, revenue projections and performance
  • Partner with internal marketing, and other internal areas to further optimize and scale regional business
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience is preferred in selling to millennial demographics/pop culture/music/entertainment/celebrity
  • Extensive sales experience to brands and leading marketers (minimum four to six years with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding goals)
  • Proven ability to close large transactions
  • Understanding of modern CMO mindset, trends in online monetization including e-commerce and complexities of media landscape
  • Must have high energy, self-motivation and have a “can-do” positive attitude
  • Be able to work well with little supervision
  • Superb strategic thinking and exceptional communication skills
  • Passion for digital, technology, social and content; knowledge of relevant Internet technology
 
What We Offer
  • Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage and 401k
  • A collaborative, progressive, team development environment
  • Access to green field projects where you will be expected and empowered to help define the guiding architecture of a new product.
  • Paid holidays and vacation/ personal time
  • A team of people that work smart and play hard
  • Opportunities to make a difference in a small, highly productive environment

Account Executive - NY

Sales | New York, NY, United States

Account Executive

This person will lead the sales efforts for a defined territory and will have responsibility for growing the book of business in their territory.   As a Regional Salesperson you will be responsible for the development, execution and management of sales efforts to brands, retailers and marketers across our brands. This is a player role and will carry an individual quota. As revenues increase, you will have the opportunity to grow your team. This position will report to the VP, Sales. The position is located in our NY office and this person must have local connections within the East Coast region.

Responsibilities:

  • Create regional sales strategy and business plan
  • Cultivate relationships at all levels within existing and prospective client organizations
  • Consistently hit quarterly quotas for bookings, renewals and other monetization models
  • Directly manage sales efforts and customer/partner relationships
  • Drive the highest level of client service by managing the pre- and post-sales processes
  • Develop sales presentations with the assistance of marketing and other support staff
  • Package and activate compelling solutions for leading digital brands
  • Represent SpinMedia at regional conferences
  • Provide clear visibility into sales pipeline, revenue projections and performance
  • Partner with internal marketing, and other internal areas to further optimize and scale regional business
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience is preferred in selling to millennial demographics/pop culture/music/entertainment/celebrity
  • Extensive sales experience to brands and leading marketers (minimum four to six years with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding goals)
  • Proven ability to close large transactions
  • Understanding of modern CMO mindset, trends in online monetization including e-commerce and complexities of media landscape
  • Must have high energy, self-motivation and have a “can-do” positive attitude
  • Be able to work well with little supervision
  • Superb strategic thinking and exceptional communication skills
  • Passion for digital, technology, social and content; knowledge of relevant Internet technology
 
What We Offer
  • Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage and 401k
  • A collaborative, progressive, team development environment
  • Access to green field projects where you will be expected and empowered to help define the guiding architecture of a new product.
  • Paid holidays and vacation/ personal time
  • A team of people that work smart and play hard
  • Opportunities to make a difference in a small, highly productive environment

Entertainment Sales Director, East Coast

Sales | New York, NY, United States

Entertainment Sales Director, East Coast
 
We seek an experienced, intelligent and aggressive ad sales professional to join a highly dynamic media and entertainment environment. 
 
The Entertainment Sales Director, East Coast is responsible for maximizing sales of all Theatrical, HE & TV/Cable accounts through locally based ad agencies and clients. He/she will work to open new accounts, develop new business from existing ones and maximize market share on all media spending. Further, the Director, must nurture existing decision-maker relationships with all valued agencies and clients within the New York Metro area and will be accountable for driving revenue against key accounts.  Must have demonstrated experience and success working within a media sales team and be the specialist in market analysis/conditions as well as the lead participant in the formulation of weekly and quarterly forecasting that is accurate, reliable and up to date. He/She will aid in implementing the larger media sales strategy as stated by upper management to overachieve budgetary goals.
 
 
 
The ideal candidate will have exceptional skills at closing sales, developing relationships, and negotiating. He/she must have advertising sales experience and extensive knowledge of marketing and advertising industries with a particular focus on the entertainment industry.  
 
 
Responsibilities:
 

  • Meet and exceed all sales goals.
  • Focus on client direct and named agencies in the Eastern region.
  • Manage, renew and up-sell existing clients.
  • Participate in strategic sales planning to identify opportunities, sales pipeline with quarterly and annual targets.
  • Prepare proposals and respond to RFP's with a high degree of professionalism, quality and in a timely manner.
  • Provides comprehensive business plans and timely forecasts to Sales Manager
  • Updates manager on a weekly basis regarding the status of business
Requirements:
  • A minimum of 5 years of sales experience in digital media sales with an emphasis on
Entertainment Accounts
  • Proven track record in sales and market development
  • Strong experience with all aspects of structuring and executing sales agreements
  • Develops presentations and proposals that accurately reflect customer's goals and strategies
  • Knowledge of tools to analyze customer's buying capabilities, requirements and patterns
  • Can talk to demographic data, trends, and issues affecting customers
  • Demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university required
Primary Location:
 
New York
 
 

Sales Director - LA

Sales | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Director, Sales - Los Angeles

The Director of Sales will provide confident leadership as a senior executive for SpinMedia. This person will recruit, teach and train against the three main requisite skills: presentation, qualifying, negotiating & closing. The qualified candidate will oversee budgets and implement strategic plans to promote sales growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide confident leadership as a senior executive for SpinMedia
  • Recruit, teach and train against the three main requisite skills: presentation, qualifying, negotiating & closing
  • Oversee budgets and implement strategic plans to promote sales growth
  • Offer valuable insight on product development and improvement efforts to assist with future sales for SpinMedia
  • Sell solutions based on value, not price
  • Develop a prioritized strategy to engage all potential marketing partners.
  • Present SpinMedia offerings that are responsive to clients’ marketing objectives

Qualifications
  • A seasoned professional with a sophisticated knowledge of online advertising and a broad understanding of media
  • Proven track record of hiring, retaining, mentoring and motivating sales managers and high performing sales teams across an organization
  • An understanding of the digital media landscape, as well as a solid grasp of technology and the Web
  • Strong understanding of industry trends, technologies and pricing models
  • Strong knowledge of ad campaign metrics and analysis.
  • Excellent understanding of agency – client dynamics with respect to campaign buying and planning.
  • Understanding of audience profiles, online ad targeting, and campaign optimization.
  • Hold existing successful relationships with large online advertisers and agility to engage agency decision makers and clients at all levels.
  • Strategic ability to "scale" areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to identify client objectives and shape appropriate response.
  • Creativity to employ multiple assets to client offering.
  • Use of standard research to understand competitive landscape and marry target consumer to site user.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience selling multiple site offerings
  • Experience selling pop culture (especially music and/or celebrity sites)
  • Agency/regional experience that matches SpinMedia need
  • Experience selling value of demographic; dynamic ad products and custom integrations
  • Hip, smart, hungry
  • Strong agency/client Rolodex
  • Affiliation with industry organizations

What We Offer
  • Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage and 401k
  • A collaborative, progressive, team development environment
  • Access to green field projects where you will be expected and empowered to help define the guiding architecture of a new product.
  • Paid holidays and vacation/ personal time
  • A team of people that work smart and play hard
  • Opportunities to make a difference in a small, highly productive environment

Sales Director - NY

Sales | New York, NY, United States

Director, Sales - New York

The Director of Sales will provide confident leadership as a senior executive for SpinMedia. This person will recruit, teach and train against the three main requisite skills: presentation, qualifying, negotiating & closing. The qualified candidate will oversee budgets and implement strategic plans to promote sales growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide confident leadership as a senior executive for SpinMedia
  • Recruit, teach and train against the three main requisite skills: presentation, qualifying, negotiating & closing
  • Oversee budgets and implement strategic plans to promote sales growth
  • Offer valuable insight on product development and improvement efforts to assist with future sales for SpinMedia
  • Sell solutions based on value, not price
  • Develop a prioritized strategy to engage all potential marketing partners.
  • Present SpinMedia offerings that are responsive to clients’ marketing objectives

Qualifications
  • A seasoned professional with a sophisticated knowledge of online advertising and a broad understanding of media
  • Proven track record of hiring, retaining, mentoring and motivating sales managers and high performing sales teams across an organization
  • An understanding of the digital media landscape, as well as a solid grasp of technology and the Web
  • Strong understanding of industry trends, technologies and pricing models
  • Strong knowledge of ad campaign metrics and analysis.
  • Excellent understanding of agency – client dynamics with respect to campaign buying and planning.
  • Understanding of audience profiles, online ad targeting, and campaign optimization.
  • Hold existing successful relationships with large online advertisers and agility to engage agency decision makers and clients at all levels.
  • Strategic ability to "scale" areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to identify client objectives and shape appropriate response.
  • Creativity to employ multiple assets to client offering.
  • Use of standard research to understand competitive landscape and marry target consumer to site user.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience selling multiple site offerings
  • Experience selling pop culture (especially music and/or celebrity sites)
  • Agency/regional experience that matches SpinMedia need
  • Experience selling value of demographic; dynamic ad products and custom integrations
  • Hip, smart, hungry
  • Strong agency/client Rolodex
  • Affiliation with industry organizations

What We Offer
  • Competitive salary, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage and 401k
  • A collaborative, progressive, team development environment
  • Access to green field projects where you will be expected and empowered to help define the guiding architecture of a new product.
  • Paid holidays and vacation/ personal time
  • A team of people that work smart and play hard
  • Opportunities to make a difference in a small, highly productive environment

Publisher Operations Intern

Business Development | Los Angeles, CA, United States

COMPANY OVERVIEW 
SpinMedia is defining digital culture; publishing more than 40 leading brands whose original voices define their categories. SpinMedia reaches one in four millennials in the U.S. monthly through its portfolio of award-winning and influential brands including: SPIN, Celebuzz, Stereogum, TheFrisky, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, PureVolume, Hype Machine, AbsolutePunk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Just Jared, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, Brooklyn Vegan and Punknews. As measured by comScore, SpinMedia is the largest digital publisher of entertainment news and the fourth largest digital publisher of original music content in the U.S. SpinMedia draws on original editorial content, deep audience engagement, and knowledge of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.
 
Internship Description

  • Address partner concerns/inquiries, including escalations, invoicing and reporting in a timely manner.
  • Work with Accounting and Finance to get payments out on an accurate and timely manner.
  • Review contracts of new and existing contracts.
  • Ad-hoc reporting for all partners and management.
  • Update Database with all partner revenue and site metrics for accurate reporting.
 
Requirements
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Proven communication and project management skills.
  • Willing to learn and grow.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel and Word.
  
 

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