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PokerNews Career

PokerNews is hiring for the following positions:


Intern – Social Media

PokerNews is looking to hire an intern with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media websites. Focused on social media promotion and engagement, this individual must be creative, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented to be able to implement social strategies effectively.

Requirements:

    Background in marketing, communications, or other related discipline with a solid understanding of digital trends Strong communication skills Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments Creative and flexible Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and iMovie is a plus

Responsibilities:

The successful intern should have strong knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.). Basic knowledge of editorial is a plus.

    Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks Website and social media optimization Statistics tracking – learn about social media reporting metrics. Report on audience growth, brand reach, top posts, social clicks, and social traffic Increase our brand awareness and driving internet traffic

Location
Las Vegas resident preferred as face-to-face meetings will take place but remote or San Diego OK.

To Apply
Please send a résumé along with a listing of the top 3 social media platforms you use today and which platform you think is the “next big thing” to pamela@pokernews.com with the subject line: Intern – Social Media.


Lifestyle Editor

Are you a lover of awesome things? Does the thought of the newest TVs, crazy gadgets, great food, and wildly adventurous vacations get you all pumped up? Well, we’re looking for you. PokeNews is looking for a new lifestyle editor to join our team on a part-time basis with the potential to move in to a full time role.

Requirements:

    Excellent writing and editing skills for both short, and long-form editorial Great communication skills (written and verbal) Tons of energy and initiative The ability to know when a new gadget is coming out before it’s announced to be out Graphic design, and/or photoshop skills a plus

Responsibilities:

    Curate and write 2-3 unique pieces of content per day Seed content socially through existing PokerNews social media accounts Interview poker players about their favorite things Spark the conversation through comments and social Work closely with editorial task on other TBD tasks and responsibilities

Location
San Diego is preference. Candidates from all locations will be considered.

Compensation
BOE

To Apply
Please send a cover letter letting us know why you’re the perfect fit, and a sample piece with 5 awesome things you’d recommend and why to cv@ibusmedia.com. Should be under 1,000 words total. Subject Line: Lifestyle

Live Reporting Blogger

PokerNews is looking for the addition of Live Reporting bloggers to its global leading team. We're seeking highly-motivated experienced writers with a knowledge of the poker world.

Requirements:

  • Experienced writer
  • Solid communication skills in English (verbal and written)
  • Strong knowledge of the poker industry and passion for the game
  • Understanding of all forms of poker
  • Work independently and be self motivated
  • Adaptable and flexible with ability to multi task
  • Ability to work under pressure

Responsibilities:

  • Provide real-time coverage of poker events from around the world
  • Update readers on tournament progress, both general to the event and player-specific
  • Work with Editorial team to recap events daily
  • Interview players

Location
Candidates from all locations will be considered.

Compensation
Per event basis.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and résumé with writing samples to cv@ibusmedia.com with the subject line Live Reporting Blogger.


Intern - Editor

Do you have an interest in poker? Have you ever wanted to find out how the world's largest poker news site ticks? Well here's your chance. PokerNews is on the lookout for highly motivated people who love poker and want to learn more about the editorial process.

Requirements:

  • Journalism majors preferred but not required
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language and grammar skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and stick to deadlines
  • Knowledge of the poker industry
  • Motivated to work independently or with a team

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the editorial team with any written content and projects
  • Interview players
  • Gain an understanding of the editorial process

Location
Las Vegas based candidates preferred but will consider candidates from all locations.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume along with three writing samples to cv@ibusmedia.com with the subject line: Intern - Editor.


Jr. Web Producer

Role description:

The iBus Jr. Web Producer will work closely with all of iBus Media’s web properties including PokerNews.com, BookieSmash.com, CasinoSmash.com, MyStack, and others. This would be an entry level position ideal for a candidate interested in getting hands-on experience building and maintaining a series of web/mobile products.

Key Responsibilities:

The Jr. Web Producer needs to be a jack of all trades. We’re looking for someone who has the ability to understand the needs of all stakeholders; from the design/development team, to the content/SEO team, to our advertising clients, and most importantly our audience. This role will encompass a variety of both operational tasks and hand-on tasks such as copy-writing, SEO work and much more. Some additional responsibilities include:

  • Pulling detailed Google Analytics reports
  • Building presentations for internal, and external stakeholders
  • Producing promotional material for web, app, email and more
  • SEO research, and implementation
  • Pitching, and negotiating with clients, vendors, etc…
  • Organizing all elements of a project

Requirements

  • BA or BS, ideally with emphasis in communications, marketing, advertising, computer science or a related field
  • Must be an experienced writer/editor
  • Strong SEO best practice knowledge
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Experience with project management software, with the ability to learn a variety of other platforms such as Sharepoint, Basecamp, etc..
  • Power Point, Photoshop, basic video editing, Axure experience are ideal
  • Works well in both a team environment, or independently
  • Adaptable and flexible with the ability to work on multiple projects, with teams spanning around the world
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS

Location: San Diego CA is requested
Compensation: Based on Experience.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and résumé to cv@ibusmedia.com with the subject line Jr. Web Producer USA.