Freelance Mental Health 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 psychology, neuroscience, well-being to create compelling, timely, original online content for Oprah.com. We're looking for someone who can find the studies and research that are most meaningful to our audience and present the information in a clear, voice-y way. Someone who can go beyond the advice we all know we should follow (but so often don't) to find the advice that's smart, useful and helpful. Must pay rigorous attention to details and accuracy but used to a fast pace and quick turnaround. Please include cover letter.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Keep abreast of mental health news of interest to our audience
Generate a significant number of ideas—especially on topics that have been well-trod—and find a topical or unexpected way to make them feel fresh and interesting
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 mental health issues, behavioral economics, or neurosciences
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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