Mediaite is looking for a smart, thoughtful, but prolific columnist to analyze the names, the brands, the gossip, the digerati of news, politics, and entertainment. You would be writing opinion pieces and some 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. Experience is far less important than good, relevant writing samples.
If you think you have what it takes and want to impact the news cycle then we want to talk to you.
- 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, 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.
For now, this position will be a very part-time one, only paying a modest hourly or per post fee, so telecommuting is perfectly acceptable.
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 relevant articles you’ve written.
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