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Freelance News Writer

Journalism | Burbank, CA | Part Time, Contract, and Temporary

Job Description

Freelance News Writer 

We are looking for a skilled, pop culture-obsessed writer to produce digital content including but not limited to news articles, listicles and deep-dives. We need someone with their finger on the pulse of what's trending in entertainment news in order to turn it around and create relevant, engaging pieces.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Write 5-10 engaging stories daily based on breaking news, exclusive interviews and more
  • Quickly develop an understanding of what fits intothe company brand while also looking for opportunities to cover untapped markets
  • Maintain consistent brand tone and style in copy
  • Make fast, accurate choices to ensure your stories are engaging and polished
  • Cover breaking news and the tentpole events of the year in the entertainment industry: awards season, summer movie season and fall TV premiere season
  • Available for occasional work on weekends 

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of writing and journalism experience in a digital newsroom
  • The skill level to produce clean copy and the confidence to self-publish at times 
  • Familiarity with AP style
  • Someone who can multitask and is able to reprioritize duties based on breaking news
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience working and editing in CMS systems
  • A love of pop culture and the ability to thrive in an environment that requires both speed and accuracy

This team member would work PST hours 20 hours/wee, Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

$30 per hour                            Remote                                6 Month Assignment