Freelance Sport and Outdoors Writer

Digital Trends | WorldWide | 10 months ago

UnknownUnknownIntermediate (2-5 years)Intermediate (2-5 years)Long-termLong-termUnder 30 hrs/wkUnder 30 hrs/wk

We’re looking for someone who lives and breathes hiking, camping, biking, fitness, and much more. The right candidate already has experience writing about sports and outdoors (at least a handful of how-to-style or best-of articles under their belt), time to contribute a minimum of five articles per week, and the desire to learn and adapt to the way Digital Trends does things.

This is a part-time freelance role; however, we would like it to become a consistent, long-term working relationship if we're satisfied with your work.

What You'll Do:

Create evergreen content such as reviews, gift guides, and roundups
Produce evergreen content informing our readers where to shop sales and deals
Update existing evergreen content to ensure that it's kept up to date and current at all times
Report on new releases from popular brands that our audience responds to
Cover big sale events such as Prime Day and Black Friday
Be on the lookout for exciting new coverage opportunities to pitch

What We Require:

Broad knowledge of and interest in sports and outdoors
College degree in journalism or related field preferred.
1-2 years of editorial experience required.
Knowledge of AP style.
Excellent writing and editing skills; ability to write in a style that is interesting to the core audience.
Excellent organizational and administrative skills and attention to detail.
Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines.
Experience working with web content management systems (WordPress preferred).
An eye for creating and optimizing commerce-focused stories