Events Editor (NY or LA Based)

Since 1945, EBONY has celebrated and chronicled Black excellence and leadership worldwide. In January 2021, the iconic brand was relaunched under new ownership as EBONY Media Group, a diversified multi-platform media company. This is an exciting chapter for the beloved brand and we are looking for talented, enthusiastic candidates to join our close-knit, highly collaborative team. We’re calling all innovators and creators who want to be part of the legacy by helping shape EBONY’s future!

Job Description

The events editor position is a dynamic role in that time will be allocated roughly as follows: 35% as social calendar manager, 20% as photo editor, 10% as writer, 20% out on the town (or virtually) and 15% as social media coordinator.

Job description (general, including but not limited to):

  • Build and continually update events calendar to include both EBONY events and other events nationwide that are relevant to the EBONY audience
  • Reach out to and build relationships with event hosts, organizations, publicists and photographers as needed to secure details and images for various events
  • Secure and lightly edit event images
  • Write 150-300 word event recaps and post with photos on site
  • Attend certain events as needed, some travel may be required
  • Work with PR, marketing and social media teams to coordinate effort to share posts and images with various parties and media outlets
  • Possible on camera, red carpet work as well
  • Work with various stakeholders to coordinate and help create internal recap reports for EBONY events
  • Be a brand ambassador for the EBONY team

Must haves:

  • Passion about celebrating Black excellence and culture
  • Strong, clear written and verbal communication skills
  • An outgoing and can-do, positive attitude
  • Ability to collaborate with various stakeholders while also being able to manage tasks with minimal supervision
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to occasionally travel when needed
  • At least 3 years of digital media experience
  • Experience using WordPress
  • Light photo editing experience or a desire to learn basic photo editing, cropping and posting
  • Bonus qualification: Experience working in video, marketing, public relations, brand development and/or social media


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