Freelance General Reporter

Location
New York
Posted
Sep 18, 2012
Closes
Oct 18, 2012
Contact
M Healey
Category
Digital Media
Duration
Freelance

POSITION OVERVIEW
A freelance reporter with a background in covering/interviewing a range of women's lifestyle topics—from money to academics to celebrities--to create compelling, timely, original online content for Oprah.com. Someone who can quickly establish rapport with interview subjects and suss out the pertinent nugget of information, the relevant statistic, the vivid factoid or anecdote that makes tired topics come alive. Must be used to fast pace and quick turnaround and pay rigorous attention to details and accuracy. Please include cover letter.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Generate a significant number of story ideas with a fresh take or unique angle, especially on tired or familiar topics
Able to switch gears effortlessly
Write set number of blog posts and articles per day/week
Create compelling and clickable display copy
Manage multiple deadlines


REQUIRED

3 years experience reporting on wide range of topics
Excellent writing skills; an individual voice that’s smart, accurate, authentic and not too earnest, not too cute
Deadline oriented
Familiarity with web production and SEO best practices a plus



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