Digital Entertainment Brand, Freelance News Writer

Recruiter
Digital Entertainment Brand
Location
London
Salary
Competitive, depending on commissions.
Posted
21 Mar 2017
Closes
21 Apr 2017
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Freelance

UK-based digital entertainment brand seeks freelance news writers. Ideal candidates will have a journalistic background, and experience of online film, book publishing and entertainment writing.

Purpose of the role

Reporting to the central editorial team, candidates will join a pool of freelance news writers and cover a range of news opportunities such as press junkets, events and set visits.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of digital news journalism, and writing to a distinctive house style.

Looking for resourceful journalists, who are confident conducting interviews, attending events and finding the story that’ll get the best possible cut through on a digital platform.

Freelance opportunity. Candidates will work remotely as and when required.

Key skills and experience

  • A minimum of four years professional writing experience
  • Strong knowledge of writing news for the web and what drives digital traffic
  • Up-to-date knowledge of SEO techniques and ability to write excellent headlines
  • Press junket and interviewing experience
  • High standards of English grammar, and meticulous fact-checking skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Present story ideas to the Editor
  • Write and edit in accordance with digital house style

 

Please send a cover letter, CV and a range of news writing samples via the form below.