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Title: Trending News Writer (Contract)
Date Posted: 2017-03-26
Location: Not mentioned
Mic is a diverse news and media company for young people. Our mission is to inform, inspire, and empower our generation to make change happen. Each month, more than 65 million young people rely on Mic to make sense of the world.

Mic is looking for a highly motivated, passionate writer for our News team. This applicant should have a good handle on what it means to write for a search audience, and how to optimize posts for traffic -- experience reporting out stories and conducting interviews with sources is a bonus. This applicant must have their finger on the pulse of all the most engaging news stories of the day, week and month. The contractor will spend four months with Mic, during which time they'll help grow our comprehensive coverage of local and global events.

This is a part-time, four-month contract position, and writers are required to work remotely.


- Write quickly, cleanly and accurately under tight deadlines
- Be able to follow proper sourcing protocol


- Strong knowledge of SEO best practices, or willingness to learn
- Familiarity with Mic and its voice
- Ability to create clean, concise, high-quality copy under very tight deadlines
- Ability to write comfortably and competently about issues related to trending topics
- Comfortable writing in formats ranging from short, breaking news posts to aggregated trending hits to informational listicles ("5 things to know about the role of the White House chief of staff")
- Be social media savvy, able to monitor Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit, and wherever else news for breaking and trending story opportunities can be found
- Ability to identify the aspects of a trending story that are most relevant to a millennial audience
- Generalist's grasp of the news, from politics to pop culture and a proven ability to pivot from topic to topic
- Ability to work evenings and weekends on a flexible schedule
- Strong knowledge of AP style
- Bachelor's degree in Journalism or English preferred

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Company: Mic Network Inc.
Contact person: Not mentioned
Contact information: jobs@mic.com (APPLY VIA THE LINK ABOVE ONLY)