Digital Entertainment Brand, Freelance News Writer

Digital Entertainment Brand
Competitive, depending on commissions.
21 Mar 2017
21 Apr 2017
Job Type

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.