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Entertainment Editor - The West Australian, Seven West Media (SWM)

Posted 25/01/2023 Closing date 15/02/2023

Australia, Perth



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Seven West Media is the leading listed national multiplatform media business based in Australia. We comprise Channel Seven, The West Australian, The Sunday Times and associated Perth metro and WA regional newspapers.
Are you passionate about entertainment, lifestyle and pop culture?
Are you an organised and diligent manager with a creative flair and the ability to work to deadlines?
Are you interested in leading a group of talented writers and designers at WA's leading media company?
This is the job opportunity you have been waiting for!
The Entertainment Editor at The West Australian is responsible for overseeing the ground breaking newspaper’s Today liftout, which publishes Monday - Friday with eight pages of entertainment and lifestyle content.
The successful candidate will manage a team of eight staff and will coordinate features, including generating ideas for articles in the Today liftout. They will be responsible for writing and editing copy, organising photography and coordinating regular external contributors. This entails liaising with the news producers on entertainment and lifestyle stories for The West Australian, The Sunday Times, and Training and support will be provided for the successful candidate.
The responsibilities of the role include:
  • Managing a team of writers and reporters and assigning and editing stories
  • Coordinating features and generating story ideas for articles in the Today lift out
  • Writing and editing copy and organising photography for features and stories
  • Coordinating regular external contributors and liaising with the news producers on entertainment and lifestyle stories for The West Australian, The Sunday Times, and
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest entertainment news and trends
The requirements of the role include:
  • A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field is highly advantageous
  • 2 years of experience in entertainment journalism is desirable 
  • An innovative approach with exceptional writing and editing skills
  • The ability to manage and lead a team
  • A deep understanding of the entertainment industry and current trends
  • Strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Our Perks:
  • An inclusive and diverse workplace where caring for each other is the norm  
  • A culture that values respect, collaboration and speaking up 
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements
  • Osborne park location with onsite parking, a gym and café
  • Employee health and wellbeing support programs 
  • Work perks program including discounts on some of the most iconic brands
If you are a highly motivated and talented Entertainment Editor with a passion for journalism and the entertainment industry, please apply today!
We want to engage like-minded people who embody our values: Make it Happen - Be the Solution, Be Brave - Speak Up and Better Together - Join Forces.

Seven West Media is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Recruitment Agencies: Seven West Media does not accept any unsolicited agency resumes and will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Visit us at

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