Seeking Talent | Content Writer + Magazine Editor

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Writer/Magazine Editor- Level 1


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Overview: A Writer Magazine Editor must have a love for writing and be able to master the voice and information from a variety of industries. You will be responsible for writing interesting and engaging articles geared for a specific target audience and have the ability to come up with original, relevant and timely topics. Articles will appeal to target consumer groups and satisfy search engine optimization requirements. Additionally, you will help plan and execute interviews and articles for a quarterly print and online magazine.

Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must possess the following core skills:
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Speed in delivering quality content
  • Creative and able to come up with relevant, interesting topics
  • Ability to understand the audience‚Äôs needs, wants, and problems and to address them successfully
  • Professional, consistent, and sometimes witty writing style that encourages subscribers to share on social media and elsewhere
  • Ability to organize their own work; plan and deliver written content on time
  • Ability to identify and deliver content that matches the tone, voice, and focus of a variety of clients
  • Ability to use standard office software as well as basic WordPress posting features for article placement online
  • Fast in the process of developing concepts, outlining, writing, and editing content appropriate for the web and print magazine
  • Consistent copy-editing skills
  • Good insights into what makes articles interesting and valuable to various types of consumers

Other Important Skills

  • Research
  • Fact-checking
  • Interviewing
  • Client and team communication
  • Professional personal presentation in client settings

Helpful Experience

  • Experience working for a newspaper
  • Having been published in online or print magazines
  • Regular personal blogging
  • Higher Education in English or Journalism

Working Conditions

As an independent contractor, the working environment is the responsibility of the contractor. The writer may use Story Collaborative facilities based upon their desire and space availability
Work station is located in a room with a door to avoid distractions
If necessary, babysitting services are arranged to provide a time slot of undisturbed, focused attention to details

Required Equipment

  • Up-to-date personal computer or laptop
  • Internet connection
  • Telephone
  • Skype useful for interviews

Pay

The Writer Editor role is a part-time contractual position with times and work locations determined by the consultant, with some on-site meeting and training required. Pay will range from $1,500 – $3,000 per month with opportunity for advancement.

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