Culture Writer

Mic | WorldWide | 3 months ago

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Mic is seeking a part-time Culture Writer to work remotely. Writers should be able to work 3-4 days during business hours EST. Coverage will include pitching and writing analysis, commentary, and reported pieces on trends and news across the worlds of music, film, television, and social media.

Mic’s culture section covers everything from the latest memes on Instagram to the historical context of Kanye West’s move to Montana. We strive to illustrate the ways in which political forces shape our culture with clarity and levity. Ideal candidates understand how to translate the news into meaningful commentary that explores the intersection of culture and politics. Rather than mere news aggregation, the focus of this role will be on writing insightful and creative analyses on a particular news theme or event, not news briefs.

Ideal candidates should have at least 3+ years of experience in reporting and/or writing, ideally about culture or news. Most importantly, you should bring a unique perspective with a definitive voice to your work. Please make that clear in your cover letter.

Responsibilities
Pitch and write 1-2 commentary/analysis pieces on the news theme of the day
Synthesize information in a way that is digestible and relevant to our audience
Work well in teams, listen to direction, and pitch in where needed
Follow Mic style and turn in clear, conversational copy
Monitor social media and identify fresh angles on top news stories
Requirements
3+ years reporting and writing experience
Ability to write clearly and accurately
Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
Comfortable covering a wide range of topics
A strong voice and innovative ideas
Availability to work remotely at least 3 business days per week