The Media Eye, Senior Celebrity Researcher

London based celebrity and entertainment news agency, providing advance diary and celebrity contacts information to clients including The BBC, Condé Nast, ITN, CNN, The Daily Mail, Grazia, The Telegraph, ITV, Net-A-Porter, Global Radio, Selfridges… and many other media organisations, PR consultancies and brands, is recruiting for a senior researcher to join our editorial team.

We have an immediate opening for a Senior Celebrity Researcher with some experience in a media environment, proven sub-editing skills, strong communication skills (verbal and written) and a keen eye for detail to work on our celebrity contacts team.

This position is data focused, and the Senior Celebrity Researcher will be responsible for sourcing and updating celebrity contacts using social media and conducting in-depth internet and telephone research, working to tight targets and deadlines. Sourcing, writing and sub-editing industry news and celebrity bio information is also a major aspect of the role.

The company is fast-paced and deadline driven and candidates must possess genuine and demonstrable enthusiasm for the entertainment and arts sectors; a keen eye for detail and thirst for knowledge; a confident telephone manner; research experience and the ability to work as part of a close-knit team in an exciting and pressured environment, sourcing contacts for celebrities and relevant industry news.

Familiarity with social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc), enthusiasm, the ability to write and edit lively copy for an industry audience, and a keen interest in celebrity culture and the arts (music, TV, fashion, theatre etc) are essential in this role. Industry contacts and experience using Excel are an advantage.

This is a new role which requires excellent organisational and time management skills and the role is intended to support the Editor on the Celebrity team, providing cover across all day-to-day duties where required.

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are perfect for this role to Deadline March 4th.

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