Join The PopWrapped Team

PopWrapped consistently delivers the highest quality pop-culture & entertainment news and features from around the globe. Since 2009, the PopWrapped team has delivered over 23,500 stories to our loyal readers; currently over two-million of you a month! Our staff of over 150 comes from a variety of backgrounds; including music, film, television, radio and Fortune 500 companies. Members of the PopWrapped staff have even won major awards, including Emmy Awards for Journalistic excellence! If you’d like to Join the PopWrapped Team, check out the available positions below and send us your info! A member of management WILL get back to you.

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants WILL receive a response in regards to any application submitted within 7 business days. If you haven’t heard back from us after 7 business days, please feel free to send a follow-up. PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE POSITION YOU’RE APPLYING FOR AT THE TOP OF YOUR LETTER OF INTEREST BELOW.


SEO Specialist

The SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO) SPECIALIST will assist with all of our search engine optimization efforts for PopWrapped.com, our other web properties, and blogs. 

  • Work independently on all aspects of SEO, including research, strategy and implementation, to enhance organic search visibility for PopWrapped.com and our other web properties, blogs and mobile sites.
  • Work with SEO Manager in developing SEO best practices and strategy for web search, social media, viral marketing, local search, images and video for our various sites and blogs.
  • Work with internal Content and Creative Teams to improve content, internal linking and site quality.  Work with internal PR and Marketing Teams on off-page SEO to attract external links and citations through a variety of marketing efforts.
  • Work with SEO Manager in developing SEO best practices and strategy for our mobile sites and apps.
  • Consult with the Marketing Team to maximize SEO benefits when implementing our marketing initiatives.
  • Consult with the Content Team on page content to optimize our portfolio of keywords.
  • Monitor Google Webmaster Tools to identify site issues, such as crawl errors and html suggestions.  Communicate with Content and Programming Teams to resolve issues.
  • Monitor, track and report on SEO performance and trends.
  • Ad hoc projects as needed.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of business, marketing, communications and related subjects.
  • 2+ years experience developing and implementing SEO initiatives preferred.
  • Experience in offpage SEO, including social media marketing, public relations and viral marketing campaigns.
  • Understanding of local search, including citation monitoring and review management. Experience claiming and editing local listings for major search engines (Google, Bing and Yahoo). Experience working with data aggregators and other local search sites a plus. Understanding of SEO for mobile sites and apps.
  • Knowledge of advanced search operators, SEO tools and automated methods for site and page analysis, link analysis and website visibility, including Google and Bing Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, Google AdWords Keyword Planner, Moz, Microsoft Excel, page analyzers, citation and link research tools, etc.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel formulas and functions, etc.
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics, Coremetrics, Omniture and/or other web analytics software, and ability to employ strategies based on data collected from analytics. Coremetrics experience a plus.
  • Understanding of search engine algorithms and updates such as Panda, and Hummingbird core search technology.
  • Understanding of web technologies, including XHTML/CSS, JavaScript, structured data markup/schema, basic website administration and database-driven websites strongly preferred. Experience with a large eCommerce retail site, Microsoft IIS and .NET and is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, project management and prioritization skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and able to prioritize daily work efficiently.
  • Exceptional communication skills. Show superior judgment and professionalism when interacting with management staff and team members.
  • Demonstrate a proactive work ethic when managing numerous competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to accommodate evolving responsibilities and last-minute changes.
  • Regular task attention is required in accordance with a workable schedule established for the position by the senior management staff.

Knowledge & Data Analyst

PopWrapped Entertainment Group LLC is looking for an enthusiastic, trustworthy, and driven individual to collect, automate, and statistically analyze PopWrapped social media and web site data with the objective of increasing PopWrapped’s demographic reach and growing PopWrapped’s revenue. Once these objectives have been achieved, continual improvement of the system will be maintained via demographic targeting and variable margin improvement (VMI) projects.The Knowledge and Data Analyst will report directly to PopWrapped’s Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) and will implement novel and customized methods as prescribed per the CKO’s Data Collection Plan.

Former experience with data analysis, programming, and statistics is not a necessary qualification. The ideal candidate, however, must have a keen interest in mathematics, data analysis, pop culture, and nerd culture. The candidate should also possess excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as the ability to self-teach under sparse guidance.

The Knowledge and Data Analyst who performs his or her job successfully can expect to:

  • Add proficiency with analytics software, computer programming, statistics and other mathematics, data analysis and optimization, research, and content/copy editing as skills to his or her portfolio.
  • Achieve quantifiable results demonstrating growth of revenue and reach, some of which can be shared directly with future employers.
  • Work directly with “C-suite” employees of PopWrapped Entertainment Group LLC and develop other valuable connections within the entertainment industry.

This position will comprise between 10 and 20 hours of work each week.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Hard Skills
    • Strong in mathematics – with at least Algebra II and Geometry completed
    • Willingness to learn, primarily through self-teaching
      • to author coding scripts in Python, Matlab or similar
      • statistical methods and data analysis techniques
      • to operate other specialized software
    • Ability to participate in Skype voice calls with the Eastern US time zone
    • Ability to utilize Google Docs
    • Ability to download and utilize other specialized freeware
    • Good grasp of English grammar and syntax
    • Interest in and knowledge of Pop Culture and Nerd Culture
    • No current affiliations with any other entertainment and/or news websites
  • Soft Skills
    • Independent worker
    • Attentive to detail
    • Love of learning
    • Willingness to take direction
    • Trustworthy
    • Logical
    • Research-minded

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hard Skills
    • Statistics and Calculus I
    • Previous experience with social media and website analytics
    • Previous experience coding scripts of any kind

Staff Writer

PopWrapped regularly publishes an average of 40-60 stories/features per day, and are actively looking for writers in the following areas:Movies
Television (including, but not limited to TV recaps)
Music
Viral Content (ex: You Know You’re A Harry Potter Fan When…)
Technology/Gaming
LGBT
Fandoms***As a part of our writing team, the following will be required of you:

  • Have a STRONG command of the English language.
  • Have 3-6 hours per week, minimum, to write stories/features.
  • Be quick to notice/cover breaking stories.
  • Have great writing skills and a unique voice.
  • Be willing to work with other writers, editors and management to meet deadlines.
  • Be well-versed in where to find information specifically relating to any fandom/subject you may be interested in writing about.

Graphic Designer

Photoshop Guru? Have an eye for creating high-quality, custom graphics? PopWrapped is actively looking for a new team member who can create various design and image creation tasks around the site. If you have a knack for creating high-quality, graphics and branding, and want to showcase your work to millions of people each month, we want to hear from you!We’re specifically looking for someone who is well-versed in Photoshop or other equivalent design program(s) and has a passion for creating custom branding for different areas of the site. Problem solving, and attention to detail are just two of the qualities we are looking for.

***As a part of our graphic design team, the following will be required of you:

  • Have a STRONG command of the English language.
  • The knowledge and ability to create graphics/branding based on specific guidelines on an “as needed” basis. The required weekly commitment would be 4-5 hours minimum.
  • The ability to work well with others, meet deadlines, and communicate well with senior management regarding needs, and assignment specifics.
  • Extensive knowledge of design programs, and a strong command of design concepts. Adobe programs are preferred, but not a must.
  • A basic knowledge and interest of entertainment and fandoms, and a willingness to create eye-catching design work within them.

Copy Editor

PopWrapped regularly publishes an average of 40-60 stories/features per day. Our writers do their best to ensure that all content is clear, concise and grammatically correct; but we are human and mistakes do regularly occur. A copy editor’s job is to make the copy (or story) clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent. Often, (but not always) copy editors are also responsible for adding any “display copy,” such as headlines, pullquotes, and photo captions. Copyeditors are NOT required to write original stories or features but ARE free to do so, if they so desire.***As a part of our editing team, the following will be required of you:

  • Have a STRONG command of the English language.
  • Besides an excellent command of the language, copy editors need broad general knowledge for spotting factual errors; good critical thinking skills in order to recognize inconsistencies or vagueness; interpersonal skills for dealing with writers, other editors and designers; attention to detail; and a sense of style.
  • 4-6 hours a week, minimum, will be required for this position.

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