Staff Writer at Western Journalism

The core function of this position is to work with our social media team to write and produce assigned stories for our website. To do this job well, you must be able to engage and inspire our dedicated audience through the written word.

Responsibilities

  • News Junkie

  • Report on current events happening in US elections, domestic and international affairs, and relevant topics as needed

  • Construct arguments to support truth in honest and accurate reporting

  • Fact-check statements, data, evidence, and other elements to support claims in reporting

  • Accept feedback from editorial team and apply new knowledge to writing for our highly engaged audience

  • Ability to research and analyze a variety of topics

  • Write content catered to our audience

  • Ensure that your pieces are accurate and objective

  • Ability to work with the content team to brainstorm and generate ideas for stories

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines

  • Keen interest in current events and politics

  • Ability to interact with colleagues and field contacts

  • Ability to adapt to the inherent changes of an evolving and growing company

  • Passion for writing and a firm grasp of grammatical structure

  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS is a plus

  • Experience writing for a print or online news outlet is a plus

  • Knowledge of AP Style

Company Perks

We value company culture and hold it to a high standard. For this reason, we try to make work a fun, relaxed, and highly productive environment. Therefore, we offer the following benefits:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans for full-time employees

  • Flexible PTO for full-time employees

  • Volunteer PTO for full-time employees

  • 401k + company match for full-time employees

  • Brand new 30,000 sq. ft. building with an employee lounge, fitness center, coffee shop, game room, and library

  • Casual work environment

  • Walking distance to Anthem businesses and restaurants

  • Monthly catered lunch for the office