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Government Beat Writer (part time)

The City Journals Sandy, UT
  • Posted: 12 days ago
  • Contractor

We are seeking a Contract Beat Writer to become a part of our team!

The ideal candidate will be an excellent wordsmith and storyteller that can enhance the City Journals community news in a compelling way. The successful applicant will be a team player that is ready to receive feedback. You should be a stickler for meeting deadlines and great at multi-tasking. The average time to write an article depends on quality of writer and the beat they are writing. Writing the story requires interviews, transcribing/notes, and then writing the article. This is a part-time contractor position.

We are hiring writers for: Riverton government, and South Jordon government. All government writers are required to attend City Council, and other civic meetings, you will be compensated for your time.

Responsibilities

· Create clear and engaging copy for readers

· Edit and proof own work to make it best-in-class

· Finding the story to write

· Perform online and on-the-ground primary research

· Meet deadlines with clear and consistent communication

· We have multiple story beats available including: government, local life, sports and education. We like our writers to have an affinity for their beat, so show us your interests.

Qualifications

· Captivating ideas and the ability to express them

· Advanced knowledge of grammar and spelling

· Knowledge of Associated Press stylebook

· The ability to complete tasks independently with little supervision

· Ability to research and learn about a wide range of topics

· Excellent teamwork, communication and organizational skills

The City Journals

Why Work Here?

Our culture is built around our people. We have an amazing collaborative team with great team building activities.

Editorial Mission Statement To build Salt Lake County’s largest and most read publication with focus on hyper-local news to the cities and communities that we serve. Our philosophy is a more informed and educated community is a better community. Our goal is to provide thought-provoking content to empower the people and strengthen the community. Advertising Mission Statement To create the most effective form of advertising for our advertisers, providing positive measurable results for each of our advertisers. Company Employee Culture Our culture is built around our people, starting with our team members and their families, our business contacts, customers, advertisers, and readers. Each and everything we do is for our people.

Address

9500 South 500 West, Suite 205
Sandy, UT
USA

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