News Writer, Alberta - Freelance
Narcity Media
Calgary, AB
DESCRIPTION

Narcity.com is currently looking for an extremely motivated, skilled and passionate Alberta News Writer to join our rapidly expanding editorial team. This position will cover Alberta news with a focus on Calgary and Edmonton.

We are seeking a storyteller who loves their province and wants to express it through the creation of engaging, relatable, mainstream content.

Narcity writers are as excited about covering Alberta's ever-changing, drastic weather as they are reporting on contamination outbreaks. If you are constantly keeping up with Premier Jason Kenney or if you follow the Calgary Police so that you're first to know about local crime, this position is for you.

Narcity writers are ambitious and independent thinkers who know what millennials care about. Our writers want to be the best source of information for their communities, whether it's breaking down new legislation, spotlighting extraordinary national characters, or spreading the word about urgent public health issues that everyone should know about.

Before applying, please visit our site to get a feel for what we're looking for. Here are some examples of our favourite articles:

Alberta Is Actually Reducing Minimum Wage By $2 Per Hour For Canadian Teenagers In Their Province

This Canadian Province Is Forecasted To See Up To 30 Cm Of Snowfall This Weekend

Calgary's First Ever Indoor Skydiving Facility Will Officially Open This Summer

Calgary Is Officially The Most Affordable Major Housing Market In North America

A Local Tim Hortons Is Staying Open To Serve Coffee To Fire Fighters Despite Wildfire Threat

A Canadian Man Was Tackled In A Starbucks After Setting Random Cars On Fire (VIDEO)

Alberta's Liberal Party Launch New "Laying Pipe" Slogan And The Internet Is Roasting Them For It

POSITION TYPE

This is a remote position. Candidates considered will be hired on a per-article, freelance contract. Rates will be commensurate with experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Researching, pitching and writing Alberta news articles
Writing 4-5 news stories per day (300-600 words)
Creating compelling packaging in the Narcity voice
Properly citing information that is factually accurate
Working with Narcity Editors to make necessary revisions and continually improving your craft
REQUIREMENTS

Six months of professional writing experience at a digital news publisher and/or a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field
An obsession with tight deadlines and team brainstorming
The ability to spot catchy, unique angles while staying true to the Narcity voice
A deep knowledge of what is happening and trending in Alberta
A passion for a mix of research, investigative work, feature stories and news topics
Availability to work with our Western Canada Editor Monday through Friday starting at 10 AM MDT
ABOUT US

Narcity.com's mission is to be the largest urban news and travel media brand in North America by helping make news and travel more interesting for millennials. Our goal is to entertain and inform 22 to 39-year-olds about their world. We're the top millennial publisher in Canada with 12 million unique users per month and we're expanding to the U.S. this year.

Narcity.com is owned and operated by Narcity Media, a digital-only media publisher devoted to creating the best content for its readers and partners. Narcity Media was founded in 2015 and our headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada.

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