State Correspondent - Cover Local Politics for An Exciting Progressive Media Startup
50 States of Blue seeks state correspondents in each of the 50 states. It is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a well-designed national site, featuring news, features, analysis, opinion, video and podcasting devoted to covering the people, issues and moments vital to the progressive movement.
We currently have openings in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.
State correspondents will operate a microsite/blog dedicated to the pursuit of those stories in each state. Approach is flexible, specific to applicant’s particular talents, with a blank canvas to draw on, and an ability to grow the site accordingly, backed up by national support.
Ability to write and analyze quickly is vital. Facility with backend of WordPress important (though we are using a custom-built template). We have editing and distribution capacity for your videos and podcasts. Ultimately, knowledge and understanding of the playing field for politics, particularly on the progressive side, in your state is a must, as is a clear, compelling voice.
Pay is based on audience per post, with pieces promoted through social media and a professionally-designed national site, with built-in minimum of $50 per month as our audience builds. This is an opportunity to make sure your state has a vital information infrastructure for and about progressives, connected to other states and nationally, building an ecosystem around a trustworthy, fact-based approach.
Join us and help build something desperately needed. Do the good work with us and let’s change the way the world learns about politics at this critical time in American history.