Mediaite is looking for an ambitious, energetic, newshound to analyze the names, the brands, the gossip, the digerati of news, politics, and entertainment. You would be writing opinion pieces and news stories using any and all of the tools of digital storytelling: Words, video, pictures, social interactions, book excerpts, you name it. But in the end, you are a media critic.
The position will ensure a political balance on the site by focusing on conservative media to see what is trending among right-leaning thinkers while also allowing the writer to add her/his own thoughts on the left-leaning media.
If you think you have what it takes and want to impact the news cycle then we want to talk to you.
- For this specific position, a right-leaning political bent is a major plus.
- You should have a clear, concise, and in-depth knowledge of the world of news, politics and media, including online personalities, major cable and broadcast networks, leading columnists, and general thought-leaders.
- You should thrive under pressure, and excel when stress levels are at their highest.
- You should have a clear understanding of how Twitter, Facebook, user-generated content, and viral videos are shaping the news cycle.
- You should have strong news judgment and an eye for underreported content and ideas. Can you find the nugget of interest that no one else has discovered?
- You should have the ability to write an “objective” news article at one moment, and transition into writing an opinionated column the next.
New York or Washington based is preferred but not required.
Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your resume and cover letter explaining why you’re suited for the position. Please include links to articles you’ve written and edited.
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