Freelance Writer/Editor:  Health and Parenting Journalism

Location
Remote
Salary
Competitive compensation
Posted
Oct 15, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Freelance

Freelance Writer/Editor:  Health and Parenting Journalism

ADDitude magazine, a leading digital and print publisher of service journalism in mental health topics, seeks an experienced freelance health and parenting journalist for ongoing assignments. Print or digital magazine experience is a prerequisite.

Reaching millions of readers each month, ADDitude provides authoritative, actionable information presented with empathy and understanding to parents and adults living with attention deficit disorder and related mental health conditions along with the professionals who serve them. Please see additudemag.com for more information.

We are seeking an experienced wordsmith who can successfully master the content and voice of ADDitude magazine.  Editing will entail transforming writing submitted by professional contributors as well as the personal stories of our readers into clear and compelling content.  Writing assignments will vary from short research write-ups to longer form feature articles or ebooks. 

This position is remote. Our ideal candidate will have digital experience and SEO chops as well as experience in service journalism for print or digital magazines. Assignments will span print and digital and may include any of the items listed below.  We estimate that 10 to 20  hours per week of assignments will be available.

  • Write web-exclusive service articles, slideshows, downloads.
  • Write short summaries of research studies designed  to keep our professional readers abreast of trends in the field.
  • Research, organize, and write long-form eBooks that leverage previously published content and include new, updated information as needed
  • Edit submissions including blog posts, health expert webinar transcripts, and other freelancer contributions in keeping with ADDitude’s style and voice
  • Write feature articles assigned by the magazine editor

A strong candidate will have the following:

  • Impeccable writing and editing skills; must be able to say in 10 never-passive words what others would say in 30!
  • BA or MA in journalism or English
  • Extensive experience in health and/or parenting digital media and publishing
  • Experienced with service journalism in print or digital magazines
  • Familiarity and experience with SEO principles and WordPress CMS a plus
  • A strong work ethic and top-notch productivity

Please send a cover letter describing your interest/qualifications and writing samples along with your resume to Susan Caughman via the link below.  No phone calls please.

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