The Tab is hiring a US Entertainment Writer
We’re looking for an energetic UK-based reporter who eats, sleeps, breathes US celeb culture
The Tab is hiring a US Entertainment Writer to work at its HQ. You’ll be an ambitious reporter who is obsessed with American TV and celebrity culture, known for being the person everyone comes to for the latest celeb tea.
This role is part of a new and exciting area of expansion into the US. The role is UK-based (preferably London). This is a fast-paced role with lots of scope for creativity and an opportunity to get your stories in front of millions of people every day.
This person will be the go-to for stories on the US celebs, TV and trends that 18-25s love: from Taylor Swift to the Kardashians to TikTokers to reality TV.
- Writing five stories a day for The Tab site, focusing on US entertainment stories
- Identifying the top US entertainment trends throughout the day, pitching and writing stories on them
- Publishing stories from quick news write ups to features to profiles to quizzes
- Identifying new shows and celebrities that everyone is obsessing over
- Being the in-house expert on US entertainment
- Working towards monthly pageview target as set out by Head of Entertainment
The types of stories you’ll be writing
- A full rundown of the Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner divorce drama, because I need a minute
- Right, this is why everyone is furious with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis right now
- Grab a blanket and enjoy these 25 memes of Selena Gomez staring into nothingness
- Kardashians to DiCaprio: Celebrity Halloween 2023 costumes, ranked from worst to best
- Charli D’Amelio called out for ‘cosplaying as working class’ for pretending to work at Walmart
- So, the reviews are in for Millie Bobby Brown’s new book and they’re pure savage
- Justin Timberlake to Colin Farrell: Every big revelation from Britney Spears’ book so far
- Ranking The Real Housewives by their eye-wateringly huge net worths
- This is what the Glee cast is up to now, seven years after the show ended
- You can only call yourself a true Brooklyn 99 fan if you get 12/15 in this quiz
- Olivia Rodrigo has a new boyfriend and it’s the guy from Enola Holmes, Louis Partridge
- Sophie Turner’s moved on with a millionaire after Joe Jonas divorce and honestly? Slay
You will need
- A catalogue of published entertainment stories under your belt
- A track record of writing stories with a wide readership
- A knack for finding stories from the fringes – like podcast interviews, Reddit
- The ability to turn around sharp, accurate and witty copy quickly
- Experience working in a target-driven role
- Experience in a writing high volume of stories in a news room setting
- A 2.1 from a British or American university
- Experience in managing a social media account is preferable
This role would suit someone who is either a grad or an entertainment reporter at a national publication with 0-3 years under their belt. Salary is dependent on experience within this bracket.
- Young, sociable, and ambitious team
- A mixture of home and office working, and access to our Shoreditch office
- Company MacBook
- 4.30 pm finishes on a Friday
- 25 holiday days each year, plus bank holidays
- 24/7 access to doctors via private app – for mental health and physical health without the wait times
- Regular company away days and socials
- A free day off on your birthday
- Monthly progression meetings
About The Tab
The Tab is a news site covering student and youth culture with seven million readers a month. We cover everything from Netflix to politics, as well as dominating uni campuses all over the UK. The Tab is part of Digitalbox Plc – the growing media company behind The Poke, The Daily Mash, TV Guide and Entertainment Daily! At The Tab we put young people in charge; the average age is 25 and many staff go on to run their own team within three years.
You’ll join a team of 11 journalists in our HQ, which is based in Shoreditch, London. The roles offer a mix of home and office-working with two mandatory office days. You’ll have unlimited access to our shared office which includes a roof terrace, free yoga, weekly Thursday drinks, and plenty of dogs. Being close to London is a plus, but UK-based remote applications will also be accepted.
Email your CV with the subject line “US Entertainment Writer” plus the following to [email protected]:
- Pitch three US entertainment stories you would write for The Tab, relevant on the day of your application, where at least one is a news story. Include only your proposed headline and excerpt (this is the short line underneath headlines that appears on articles)
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 14th November at midnight.