Local News Writer, Victoria - Freelance/Remote
Narcity Media
Victoria, BC
DESCRIPTION

Narcity Media is currently looking for an extremely motivated, skilled and passionate Local News Writer (with a focus on breaking local news and beat reporting) to join our Narcity.com editorial team (http://www.narcity.com/). We are seeking a storyteller, community lover and skilled writer to join our team of writers.

POSITION TYPE: This is a remote position. Candidates considered will be hired on a per article freelance contract

WHAT IT ENTAILS

Creating between 1 or 10 breaking local news stories per week (short or long form).
Researching, pitching and writing local news articles (600-2000 words).
Investigating and reporting on local topics that have not yet been exposed.
Writing compelling headlines that attract millennials.
Ensuring your articles are factually accurate and properly cited.
Working with your Editor to make necessary revisions and continually improve your craft.
Interview and make connections with local people and businesses.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO

Has 1 year of professional writing experience for a news publisher.
Has experience packaging content optimized for social media distribution.
Can consistently put a catchy, unique angle on a story while maintaining the Narcity voice.
Is highly knowledgeable about what is happening and trending in their community.
Has a passion for investigative work, feature stories and hard news topics.
ABOUT US

Narcity Media is an agency and network that creates & shares content for today's generation. Narcity Media's network reaches over 12 million millennials per month and is growing rapidly. We focus on creating content that engages people who live or want to live in major cities. Our headquarters are situated in Toronto, Canada and we have an office in downtown Montreal.