Writer, Blavity News

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Blavity

The Writer, Blavity News is responsible for sourcing, writing, and reporting on stories that affect and reflect the Black community; including politics, pop culture, and trending news. In collaboration with the Blavity News Editorial Team, this position involves identifying and writing news stories, conducting research, interviewing sources, and reviewing viral trends. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced environment, is open-minded, persistent, quick and effective at reporting, and is an excellent storyteller.

This position is a 1099 contract and will be overseen by the Editor-in-Chief, Blavity News.

Responsibilities:

  • Write up to four news stories per shift
  • Source relevant news stories and stay abreast of viral trends on social media worth covering
  • Curate questions to interview sources
  • Pitch original long-form content twice a month
  • Diligently flag and file stores
  • Attend bi-weekly writers’ calls

Qualifications:

  • Education: Preferred BA/BS in journalism or relevant work experience
  • Experience: 1-3 years of experience writing and reporting for a digital news publication
  • Other Experience:
    • Experience in news aggregation and reporting
    • Experience writing news stories on tight deadlines
    • Fact-checking and ensuring all information is accurate/credible
  • Competencies: Ability to pitch creative story angles that resonate with readers; a strong sense of journalistic ethics
  • Preferred Interest: A healthy appreciation of GIFs and Black culture

Details: This is a remote contract position.

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