Writer-Columnist (remote)

Employer
rt.com
Location
Working from home
Salary
Competitive annual salary
Posted
Oct 07, 2019
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Contract, Full Time

You have an original point of view.

You can write.

You know how to draw an audience.

Then we can offer you one of the world’s biggest online news platforms, with a monthly readership in the millions.

RT.com is looking for ascendant stars to help us pioneer fresh formats, expand into new areas and attract first-time visitors.

The candidate

You are an independent thinker with multiple areas of interest. We welcome a genuinely broad spectrum of ideological and intellectual positions so long as they are soundly expressed. We are searching for a writer who wants their ideas to add something to the debate and make a difference in the world. If you have specialist topics you want to explore within RT.com, tell us.

You are creative and self-reliant. We are not on the hunt for news drones. You will receive assignments, but primarily you will drive your own career. You will pitch ideas and angles to us every working day. Our job will be to guide and empower you, not to stand over you.

You are a skilled and versatile author. Ideally, you are already proficient in English-language news, opinion and feature writing. If not, you must have produced strong media content – perhaps on YouTube or a blog – and built a dedicated following.

You have fine news instincts. You consume media ceaselessly, even outside work hours. You get why one headline works over another. You understand our audience and where you can take them. You are good with social media.

You are consistent. In a job this flexible and open-ended, reliability is paramount. You are always accessible when you say you will be, and you produce your best work every single time.

The job

You will be working remotely from any part of the world. You will communicate with your editors in several international bureaus via messenger and voice calls.

This is primarily a full-time position. We will consider other forms of employment as an exception.

We will agree on a basic monthly rota, but we can be highly flexible on specific arrangements. We value writers who make themselves available when an urgent news story demands their personal touch.

Please make sure to include links to your past work in your application.

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