Digital Freelance News Writer – Weekends, New York

PEOPLE, New York City, NY USA


Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Freelance

PEOPLE is looking to hire a freelance digital news writer to join the website’s weekend team on Saturdays and Sundays. The ideal candidate should have 2-3 years of experience writing digital news stories at a national level. A passion for breaking news is a must and experience covering the entertainment industry is preferred, but not required. This role requires the candidate to write across our vast spectrum of content, from entertainment and royals to crime and human interest, to lifestyle and pets. The writer will be responsible for writing 5-8 digital stories a day, as well as pitching ideas. Precision, accuracy, and impeccably clean copy are essential.


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