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Pop Culture Editor


$80,000 - $90,000 / year
Apply before: August 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $80,000 - $90,000 / year
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Company And Culture
Created in 2002 by Marc Eckō, Complex is a leading global youth entertainment network showcasing the evolution of major pop culture categories, including streetwear and style, music, sneakers, and sports. Complex is a juggernaut in the content and culture space, delivering unprecedented global reach.
Complex is the world’s definitive cultural commerce, content, and experiential platform. We have created an all-new operating system built for the next generation, seamlessly integrating discovery, inspiration, community, and shopping. The company represents an expansion of the original vision with a deep understanding of convergence culture and its impact on contemporary society.
Whether through video, long-form editorial, or social content, Complex tells stories that engage dynamic conversation with our communities. Our internet-breaking cover stories document the heroes of culture and take them to the next level through product collaboration and shoppability.
Complex has become experts in creating immersive environments at our IRL experiences and cultural events. ComplexCon is our flagship festival bringing together the world’s most influential brands and artists for an unforgettable weekend of style, sneakers, art, design, food, music, inspiration and more.
Join us to help redefine the way people shop, while building a global marketplace that moves at the speed of culture. Complex is committed to building a high performing team that is passionate about what they do and the communities we serve.
Everyone at Complex truly believes in the company and its mission; it’s a requirement for working here. There is synergy within the teams that make Complex what it is, a well-oiled machine. Employees are at the forefront of the company’s success because every one of us is given the opportunity to provide suggestions, feedback, and direction.

Who You Are

  • 2+ years of experience managing a team and 4+ years of writing and reporting experience at a publisher or website.
  • Social media experience strongly preferred.
  • A deep knowledge of actors, streamers, and movie universes relevant to Complex.
  • Always-on approach to work and the ability to lead and inspire a team to keep pace with the internet.
  • Possess a deep understanding of all social media platforms. (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat).
  • Demonstrable commitment to accuracy; fact checking or copy editing background a plus
  • Must be comfortable working with a broad range of cross-functional staff—junior to senior, editorial, analytics, design, etc.
  • Must be willing to work nights and occasional weekends/holidays for coverage
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills—ability to perform in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment, and think quickly and strategically to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong understanding of analytics and social media trends across platforms.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

What You’ll Do

  • Guide editorial voice for Complex Pop Culture, curating taste and tone of channel, and ensure that both are represented across editorial and social.
  • Manage freelance assignments according to vertical budget and goals.
  • Drive comprehensive coverage of movies, TV, streaming personalities, wrestling, video games, memes, and internet culture, with a keen eye for how pop culture crosses over into music, sports, and style.
  • Edit Complex Pop Culture features, ranging from daily features to premium and evergreen content.
  • Craft timely pitches and editorial content related to the world of Pop Culture.
  • Communicate with the Head of Pop Culture to develop stories and strategize coverage around major moments and events.
  • Work with Pop Culture Editor, Social to conceptualize strategies to best distribute content via our networks, from social media to our video properties.
  • Working with the head of Pop Culture, establish priority subjects and categories for coverage.
  • Serve as the point-person on goals across .com (pageviews and output) for Complex Pop Culture, working closely with the Social Editor, Pop Culture to execute vertical-specific tactics, strategic pivots, and provide added direction when needed.
  • Communicate with other departments to develop stories, strategize coverage, and spearhead new ways to attract loyal readers.
  • Ideate social-first ideas and tactics in partnership with social, video, and production teams for content that lives across socials.
  • Help guide junior staff to further their growth as skilled editors, reporters, and brand ambassadors for Complex.

What We Offer

  • Best in class health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Short-term/long-term disability and life insurance
  • FSA Options: Health, Dependent, Commuter
  • Paid Parental leave
  • 401k with 4% match
  • Pet Insurance
  • Legal and Identity Theft Plans
  • Vacation time and sick days
The Pay Range for this position is listed. Actual pay will vary based on factors including, but not limited to experience and performance. The range listed is just one component of Complex’s Total Rewards offerings for employees.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of the job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some incumbents assigned to the job to perform a different combination of duties.
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