History/Science News Writer

LifeSavvy Media | U.S. Only | 7 months ago

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

We are looking for an experienced writer who can keep up with the latest news in various topics, as well as crawl social media, news feeds, Reddit, and other cool sites looking for interesting and current things to write about for MindBounce---our site for people who love reading smart, fun, or just weird material. Topics will include science, history, archaeology, anthropology, space, crime, and more. The ideal writer will be someone who’s comfortable keeping up with the latest online conversations, as well as new books, shows, and events, and covering a wide range of topics.

This position requires collaborating with a team in a fast-paced environment. You’ll be finding the news and interesting conversations as they happen, coordinating stories with our editors in Slack, and then writing up the new posts quickly.

This is a part-time, freelance, remote job. We need somebody who can work about 5 hours per weekday (five days per week).

Skill Requirements
Strong writing skills (with writing samples to prove it)
Familiarity with and ability to keep up with news and ongoing conversations from multiple sources like social media, RSS feeds, news feeds, Reddit, and other sites
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience working in Wordpress preferable
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. You need to be able to write quickly and well.
Detail-oriented and deadline focused, with a get-things-done attitude
Strong attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality
Ability to prioritize work to balance multiple projects
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Self-motivated with a positive attitude
Primary Responsibilities
Searching for and keeping up with what’s happening from a variety of sources
Writing engaging posts for the site based on what’s happening in the news
About the Job
Should be able to work from 9:00 am through 2:00 pm Eastern Time (US) every weekday. An estimated 25 hours per week.
Remote work. You will be working from home and should have your own computer with reliable Internet access
Must be legally allowed to work in the United States