National News Writer - Freelance/Remote

DESCRIPTION

Narcity Media is currently looking for an extremely motivated, skilled and passionate National News Writer to join our Narcity.com editorial team (http://www.narcity.com/). This writer will play a critical role in our daily news operation. The National News Writer will work alongside the trending news writers and editors to develop high quality national news for our Canadian readership. The position can be based in Toronto OR Montreal.

POSITION TYPE: This is a remote position. Candidates considered will be hired on a per article freelance contract

WHAT IT ENTAILS

  • Creating between 1 and 10 original news stories per week, focus on hard topics (600 to 1500 words).

  • Researching, pitching and writing national news articles.

  • Investigating and reporting on national topics that have not yet been exposed.

  • Writing compelling headlines (that attract millennials interested in knowing about national news) in a way that maintains the Narcity voice.

  • Ensuring your articles are factually accurate and properly cited.

  • Working with your Editor to make necessary revisions and continually improve your craft.

  • Working well with others, including fellow editors.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO

  • Has 1 years of professional writing experience for news publisher.

  • Has experience packaging content optimized for social media distribution.

  • Can consistently put a catchy, unique angle on a story while maintaining the Narcity voice.

  • Is highly knowledgeable about what is happening in Canada.

  • Has a passion for investigative work, current events, politics and hard topics.

If this sounds like you, we would love you to send us your cover letter, resume, and 3 pitches for original, local articles that you think will resonate with Narcity readers. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

ABOUT US

Narcity Media is an agency and network that creates & shares content for today’s generation. Narcity Media’s network reaches over 12 million millennials per month and is growing rapidly. We focus on creating content that engages people who live or want to live in major cities. Our headquarters are situated in Toronto, Canada and we have an office in downtown Montreal.