Morning Consult seeks a business of entertainment reporter

May 26, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

Morning Consult is hiring a reporter to lead its Entertainment vertical, which covers the business of Hollywood and the future of media consumption.

We’re looking for an energetic, plugged-in and versatile reporter who has a deep understanding of the business forces behind popular film, TV and streaming content and is intensely curious about how those forces are evolving. Candidates should feel comfortable reporting on everything from Netflix’s next act as an entertainment giant, to the attempted innovation of the theatrical experience, to gaming’s takeover of young consumers’ leisure time. In addition to writing stories, the Business of Entertainment reporter will be responsible for crafting a daily email newsletter that is delivered to thousands of subscribers, expertly curating industry news, data and commentary while adding their own insights and analysis.

The ideal candidate will be able to balance writing timely news hits with forward-looking features and interviews. We’re looking for a self-starter who thrives on being the first to report on significant entertainment trends and developments and has exclusive insights to offer our readers, many of whom are entertainment executives and other industry professionals looking to better understand the landscape in which they operate. Success in this role requires superb news judgment, experience working with data, the ability to write with clarity and a passion for all things entertainment.

At Morning Consult, we give reporters the room to dive into proprietary data and uncover exclusive information. This reporter will be encouraged to apply their own interests to shape our Entertainment coverage and have the freedom and resources to pursue the stories they find compelling.

This job requires some early morning work from home and ideally will be based in New York, NY, though we are open to remote candidates who can work during U.S. Eastern Time business hours.

Key Responsibilities And Essential Functions

  • Write and curate the Morning Consult Entertainment email newsletter
  • Write timely news stories, interviews and features about entertainment trends using Morning Consult’s proprietary survey research to help our audience of professionals better understand the industry
  • Create compelling data visualizations using Morning Consult’s proprietary survey research
  • Develop a high-level network of industry sources with the goal of delivering exclusive insights
  • Continuously improve through feedback
  • Contribute to other newsroom projects as necessary
  • Perform such other tasks and duties as may be required or assigned from time to time at the Company’s discretion

Desired Skills

  • At least 4 years of experience covering or working in media or entertainment
  • A deep understanding of the business dynamics of Hollywood, its key players and the trends that matter most to improving entertainment business strategies
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while paying strict attention to detail
  • An understanding of the email newsletter landscape
  • At least a basic understanding of data, surveys and public opinion
  • Experience analyzing consumer data is a plus, but not required

Note: we view the above section as a guide, not a checklist. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t satisfy every single bullet on this list!

To apply, go here.

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