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Nicola Barone

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Staff Writer, shondaland.com


Job ID: 59738
Job Views: 352
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary:
Posted: 10.06.2020

Job Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

JOB TITLE: Staff Writer

DEPARTMENT: Shondaland.com

REPORTS TO: Senior Editor

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA preferred


POSITION SUMMARY:

The voice of Shondaland champions courage, empowerment, reflecting our culture, and bringing people together.

The Staff Writer will work with Shondaland staff editors to concept of and craft stories on national events, Entertainment and Lifestyle topics. On a weekly basis the writer will pen stories that cover topics as assigned.

This position is in Los Angeles, CA and reports directly to the Senior Editor.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Write stories on a weekly basis for the site. (The number of stories may change from week to week, depending on how in-depth each story is).
  • Ability to report out and cover topics ranging from Wellness to Business to Lifestyle (Food, Trends, etc.)
  • Undertstand and write in the voice of Shondaland.com; writing stories with readers in mind.
  • Research a wide range of topics and broad subject and have the ability to report out longer features.
  • Maintain and develop a network of sources to call upon for quotes and information.
  • Work with the Shondaland editors as part of the editorial team.
  • Participate in editorial meetings.
  • Concept of new and exciting story angles on a daily basis.
  • Pitch stories to editors in daily editorial meetings.
  • Write stories as assigned and meet all deadlines.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Experience writing for Lifestyle publications or writing about a variety of lifestyle topics such as: Food, Wellness, Health, and various trends.
  • Experience writing about national events, current events, or political and social issues.
  • Adept at reporting out stories (crafting reported pieces), working with sources, researching in-depth topics, as well as being able to write stories from their own point of view (personal narrative) when needed.
  • Experience working with editors and an editorial team to take stories from concept, idea to the reporting stage, to editing stage, and through to final publication.
  • Advanced-level critical thinking, organizing and planning skills to meet daily deadlines.
  • Sharpened ability to develop ideas concisely and clearly.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
  • Must have knowledge of AP Style.

Job Requirements

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in English, Writing, Journalism, or related field preferred. (M.A. or MFA is a bonus).
  • At least 5 -7 years of writing and journalism experience, penning stories for national outlets.
  • Various writing samples from other national publications.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and CMS (content management systems).


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