Staff Writer (Full Time)
Summary
Title:Staff Writer (Full Time)
ID:1057
Department:Dailybreak
Description

Dailybreak is looking for a witty, sharp and pop culture-obsessed content producer to join its team of writers. The right person is a humble but ambitious storyteller with razor-sharp editing skills. What’s so great about this role? It’s a full-time position with a unique schedule. The person in this position will enjoy a Saturday-Wednesday work week (in the office Monday-Wednesday, working from home Saturday & Sunday) with Thursdays and Fridays off. This means you’re helming our weekend coverage, so we need someone who is dependable and fast-thinking when it comes to creating stories.The ideal candidate is a team player, experienced writer, editor and social media junkie with a passion for growing our reader base. Video/podcast editing skills are a plus as we continue to move into these multimedia fields.

Responsibilities:

 
  • Grow a following of engaged readers that can't stop coming back for more of your creative pros and video and podcast material.

  • Self-edit/publish content and own social media sharing on Saturdays and Sundays

  • Cultivate relationships with other relevant site editors and promote shared content and backlinks

  • Help proofread/edit colleagues’ content regularly

  • Make sure site has optimal mix of all content types and content verticals (entertainment, lifestyle, travel, etc)

 

Requirements:

 
  • Superb writing skills (make us jealous of your stories)

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills

  • 3-5 years being part of a digital editorial and production team

  • Knowledge of SEO and Social Media optimization techniques preferred

  • Exceptional copywriting and editing competency

  • Knowledge of AP Style

  • Degree in journalism or relevant field

  • Experience working with CMS; basic knowledge of HTML and Photoshop

  • Published stories online for other sites

  • Multimedia experience producing content on at least 8 different distribution channels

 

This describes you:

 
  • You are extremely creative and never stop coming up with ideas

  • You keep up with pop culture. You know what people will be talking about and sharing before something starts trending

  • You are an excellent writer, editor and team player

  • You believe content is king and the opportunity for online publishers is endless

  • Your social media presence is growing each day

  • You laugh at yourself

 

Location: Boston, MA
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