TMZ employees work in a variety of fields, including quality assurance, website design, writing and editing, advertising sales and photography, as of 2015. TMZ is known for entertainment news and is commonly associated exclusively with its on-air personalities, but a large number of people must work behind the scenes to make both the TV program and TMZ.com a reality.
Open TMZ positions are available at Jobvite.com. Examples include senior PHP developer, Web writer/producer, Web developer, senior manager of branded integration and new business, and TMZ Hollywood bus tour assistants. The senior PHP developer is responsible for developing websites, services, integrations and systems logic for both Web and mobile platforms while also working on internal applications.Quality assurance analysts are responsible for troubleshooting the website, generally finding, isolating and fixing bugs while suggesting creative ways to improve quality assurance work in the future. The senior manager of branded integration and new business must identify and secure new sponsors and brand integrations while maintaining current business relationships and meeting prescribed revenue goals. TMZ bus tour assistants serve as guides, but they do not drive the bus or require previous experience operating a handheld camera.
Celebrity gossip is a fast-paced field, so all TMZ employees must be capable of juggling multiple projects with tight deadlines. A keen interest in and awareness of celebrity trends and gossip are also essential for the vast majority of TMZ employees. The company also values team players, frequently listing it as a requirement in publicly accessible job postings.