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Food and Grocery Feature/News writer

Mashed, Fully remote, Chicago, New York

Work at Mashed

Salary: Competitive rates with flexible hours, fully remote and work-from-home

Level: experienced

Duration: freelance


Food and grocery site Mashed is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working freelance writers to join feature and news teams.

Ideal candidates have at least 3 years of experience writing content for print or the web with a focus on food, cooking, and grocery shopping content similar to Mashed.

We are looking for creative individuals who are self-sufficient and versatile. These positions are work-from-home with flexible, stable hours. Location does not matter. You are applying to EITHER features OR news. Please choose one in your cover letter when you apply.

About Mashed

Mashed is the ultimate destination for food lovers. Whether you're just learning how to cook or ready to take your kitchen skills to the next level, Mashed has all the tips and tricks you'll ever need to be a chef… Or at least enough hacks to help you fake it til you make it. We’ve got your back at every step, from grocery shopping smarts to serving a perfectly prepared dish. Would you rather eat out than whip it up yourself? Mashed has all the info you’ll need for that, too — from the best and worst foods to order at your favorite restaurants, to what today’s most popular chefs really have up their sleeves. No matter what kind of foodie you are, Mashed has your recipe for success.

Feature Writer Responsibilities:

  • Claim feature article topics from a large selection of assignments
  • Research, pitch, and write 1800 to 3000-word articles in custom CMS with a one week to one-day turnaround, depending on the topic and timeliness of the article
  • Contributing to and following the guidelines of our style guide, editorial strategy and publishing standards to uphold quality of content
  • Compensation: Paid per word

News Writer Responsibilities:

  • Claim news article topics from a large selection of assignments
  • Pitch relevant and timely news stories related to the site's areas of coverage
  • Research and write 300 to 800 word articles in custom CMS during set hourly shifts
  • Write content on a quick turnaround as applicable
  • Contributing to and following the guidelines of our style guide, editorial strategy and publishing standards to uphold quality of content
  • Compensation: Paid per hour
  • Extra consideration will be given to applicants able to work night and weekend news shifts.

Experience:

Minimum three years editorial experience writing and editing. Experience with building content in a CMS.

Requirements:

To apply for this job, please submit the following materials:

  • Your resume
  • A letter of intent, which also includes which team (features or news) you're applying for
  • Three professional writing samples (please don't send a whole portfolio)

Applications without all of these elements will not be considered.

About Static Media

Static Media delivers engaging content across a broad spectrum of topics. Tackling blockbuster movies, games, and chicken sandwiches, the year's best new styles, the secrets of the universe, and everything in between, Static Media's content never stands still. Static Media's portfolio includes six unique brands, each with successful video and social media presences, and which are all driven by a core commitment to creating quality content from the start. Join us to create some signal out of all the noise.

Want to learn more about Static Media? Visit Static Media's website.