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MTV News looking for Editorial Assistant

Submitted by Eric S. Ditzian on Wednesday, 9/21/2011, at 3:04 PM

MTV News is seeking an editorial assistant with an encyclopedic knowledge of movies and a ceaseless passion to cover them. Do you devour “Twilight” and YA fiction? Can you swing with “Spider-Man” and rise with “The Dark Knight”? Will you boldly go where J.J. Abrams has gone before? If so, we’re looking for you!

Candidates should have experience with online publications and be proficient in the latest web-publishing tools. Prior writing and editing experience is a must; you should be able to churn out copy with authority, wit, enthusiasm and factual accuracy. You should be able to react to breaking news, pitch stories and features, and brainstorm ideas. You should also be a savvy user of social-networking sites. Video production experience is a plus.

The job will be based out of the New York City office. Applicants should send an introductory email, resume and clips to mtvnewshires@gmail.com