Director, Audience Engagement, TheWrap

Job Description

The Wrap is looking for an audience engagement leader with expertise in driving editorial content – what goes viral and why – and a passion for making it happen. The ideal candidate will be someone who can quickly spot the biggest stories of the day and capitalize on them with our editorial team. The candidate should be expert at turning Facebook and Twitter into engagement machines, and be deeply driven by analytics.

But that’s not all! Our candidate should enjoy teamwork, be deeply interested in the cutting edge of social media and enjoy sharing tips with fellow staffers. In other words, we’re looking for that special someone who eats, sleeps and breathes engagement, who shares and re-tweets, and who never settles for less than success.

We welcome someone with new ideas and bold initiatives for making The Wrap an exemplar of audience engagement.


The Director, Audience Engagement will report to the Executive Editor and work with the editorial team to:

  • Define the day-to-day voice of our feeds
  • Write fun, catchy and compelling headlines and supporting text
  • Manage the voice and scheduling of new accounts and new opportunities
  • Work with the editorial team from the start to finish of a story to ensure it reaches its maximum potential after it’s published
  • Stay current on analytics around the site, mobile and social media platforms and recommend strategy
  • Manage and grow engagement performance
  • Manage traffic-buying efforts across social media
  • Liaison with sales, marketing and business


  • Minimum three years experience at an editorial site
  • Mature, self-starter who knows how to hit the ground running
  • An expert on social journalism with experience managing social platforms in breaking news situations and building community engagement
  • A digital and social native who knows about the hottest social platforms before anyone else, loves technology, is using the latest apps, knows the newest streaming devices and is hungry for what’s next
  • Has worked with best-in-class social vendors in analytics, optimization and data-management. Can evaluate prospective partners
  • Can fully grasp social media and marketing analytics and knows how to test an optimize programs

Core Company Values

  • Resourcefulness: Able to figure out ways to get things done
  • Initiative: Goes out and does it without being told. Can take chances and fail
  • Velocity: Able to function at a high level when things are moving at a fast pace
  • Judgment: Will being fast and resourceful, still making smart decisions

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Digital Business Editor, TheWrap
TheWrap is looking for an experienced business reporter/editor for a newly-created position covering the business of media with a focus on the digital space. This is a senior position for someone prepared to represent not just their own byline but a leading digital media brand where breaking news, smart insight and exclusive coverage are expected by our influential readership. Digital is something all reporters cover at TheWrap, so this position allows the candidate to work closely across the newsroom, seeding stories and ideas as it impacts the changing landscape of movies, television and streaming. But the primary responsibility will be on covering the digital landscape with a focus on media, and on digging deeply into the business models that are constantly being challenged and shifting as a result of technological change.

This person will also have responsibilities in programming and moderating at TheWrap’s prestigious business conferences, TheGrill. In that capacity you will work closely with site founder and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman, and be expected to bring sources and ideas to our growing live events division.

A successful candidate for this position should have a minimum of five years of business reporting experience and be prepared for the demands of breaking news reporting in the digital age.

The successful candidate can potentially be located anywhere relevant – preferably Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York.  In that vein, being in the newsroom is not required for a self-starting, highly effective candidate, though some newsroom participation will of course be part of the job.

Salary: TBD based on experience

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News Editor, TheWrap
We are looking for an experienced, digitally savvy news editor with more than a passing knowledge of the world of entertainment. The ideal candidate is familiar with the fast-paced, highly competitive world of online entertainment news coverage and thrives on breaking news and the energy of the newsroom. Must be a team player and comfortable with using social media. Wire service experience most welcome, solid news judgement a must. Three to five years experience required.

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Film Biz Reporter, TheWrap
Leading Hollywood industry news website TheWrap has an opening for a film biz reporter. We are looking for an energetic, digitally savvy reporter who is passionate about the business of film. Ability to pick up the phone and build sources is essential. The ideal candidate is familiar with the fast-paced, highly competitive world of online entertainment industry coverage. Two to three years of reporting experience is preferred, some reporting and writing experience required. Position is based in Los Angeles.

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Creative and Advertising Assistant

Entry-level position with opportunity to grow quickly within organization.

Job Description

If you are creative and detail oriented with a desire to work in a fast-paced environment, come join our team at TheWrap News!  We are a looking for a creative assistant with an emphasis in branded entertainment. TheWrap is the essential voice of entertainment breaking news with content distribution across multiple platforms including digital, video, social, print, and events. This position will be responsible for assisting with vital creative projects. This position will work closely with creative and sales and touch various departments within the company. If you are organized, inventive, self-motivated and ready to work in digital entertainment then we would love to talk to you.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist creative director in the creation of editorial and sales collateral, decks, graphics, media kits and house ads used by both the sales and editorial team.
  • Assist in producing photoshoots.
  • Assist in production of magazines
  • Assist in various business office functions as needed.
  • Perform general administrative duties including answering phones, emails, mailings, scanning, deliveries, etc.
  • Attend and contribute to weekly sales meeting and editorial meeting.
  • Type and proofread memos, letters, emails and copy.
  • Help maintain Creative Cloud accounts and budgets.
  • Organize and maintain client list, RFPs, and contact list.
  • Maintain advertising and production Box servers
  • Help to create lists that facilitate sales outreach 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Acknowledgement of team-based environment, working together to reach maximum revenue output.
  • Ownership of projects and understanding of TheWrap’s proprietary internal information.
  • Consciousness of colleagues, space, and unique culture of the TheWrap.
  • Flexibility handing multiple tasks within various departments.

Desired Skills & Knowledge:

  • Graphic Design background, with experience in Indesign, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Excel, and Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of Branded Entertainment
  • Experience or training in sales, marketing, or agency preferred, but willing to make exceptions for the right candidate.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills to sustain and entertain one on one sales interaction with customers and vendors.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Desire to succeed.

Qualifications:  Bachelor Degree desired, but will make exception for right candidate.

Skills: Communication, Data Entry, Reporting, Administrative Writing, PowerPoint, Adobe CC, Microsoft Office, Customer Focus, Attention to Detail, Professionalism, Team Player, Calm Under Pressure, Solution-Based, and Proactive.

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Information Technology Manager
Oversees the management of the company’s outsourced IT systems provider

Human Resources:
Provides direction related to strategic and key tactical decisions related to this functional area. Key liaison in PEO relationship with outsourced human resource services provider

Facilities Management:
Take lead responsibility for managing the Wrap’s office facilities, including physical plant and telecommunications.

Experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or related field;
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with a diverse set of skills;
  • Progressive track record of increasing management responsibilities within prior organizations;
  • Strong accounting and finance experience;
  • Systems knowledge and experience including how to harness financial and operational data within an organization;
  • Past experience in a start-up environment or capital markets preferred;
  • Must have excellent organizational skills as well as effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Be knowledgeable in regards to QuickBooks Pro and Paychex payroll systems;
  • Excellent business acumen and analytical approaches to modeling and solving problems.

The Successful Candidate Possesses The Following Characteristics:

  • Energetic, professional, and positive leader who easily engages with, motivates and develops their team;
  • Self-motivated, possessing intellectual curiosity;
  • Flexible – capable of changing priorities to meet demands of business and product growth;
  • Process improvement and best practices expertise;
  • High integrity and ethical standards;
  • Thrives in a goal oriented environment, possessing the ability to prioritize and perform under pressure to meet deadlines.

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