Culture Writer

Employer
Salon.com
Location
Working from home
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted
May 10, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Salon.com seeks a full-time culture writer to join our editorial team. 

We are looking for a culture/entertainment writer with experience writing compelling cultural analysis — both the quick take and the long view — plus reviews, interviews, and reported features. If you’re a passionate culture omnivore with a head, a heart and a point of view, let’s talk. 

Our writers and editors are highly organized, detail- and deadline-oriented professionals who know how to collaborate and communicate effectively using digital tools. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of professional writing experience in a digital media environment and formal journalism training (classroom, newsroom, or both), with SEO knowledge, AP Style fluency and familiarity with a WordPress-based CMS. 

This is a remote-working, full-time union (WGA-E) position with benefits. 

Preference will be given to candidates with daily writing experience and a demonstrated ability to enterprise a beat, with a proven ability to work simultaneously on shorter daily stories and larger reported projects.

We are especially interested in hearing from culture/entertainment writers with a secondary expertise in food, health, science or digital trends. If you have digital audio or video experience, we’d like to hear about that too. 

What we offer

  • Entrepreneurial culture
  • Fast-paced environment where serious efforts are noticed and are rewarded
  • Company with lots of growth potential
  • Outstanding benefits

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, diplomacy, and decision-making skills with the ability to think creatively
  • Strong entrepreneurial, organizational and time management skills

Equipment/Software Used:

  • Most PC based applications (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Browser-based office software (Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Drive)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro)