The core function of this position is to produce written News content for our audience of independent and conservative readers. We are looking for someone able to isolate an intriguing aspect of a news story and communicate it in a clear, concise manner. He or she should bring a sense of integrity and strong value system to the position. Our ideal candidate for this position will have a thorough understanding of current events and the media’s role in informing the public.
This position requires one to three articles per day -- or more -- several days per week, but the specific schedule can vary. However, weekend availability is a MUST.
We will pick a topic and headline for you, as well as provide a source article to get you started. (The source will need to be fact-checked for accuracy, of course.) This process can be iterative, of course -- sometimes the initial headline or angle of the story will need modification as more information becomes known about a given topic. In most cases, you will need to do additional research to ensure that you have a thorough grasp of the topic and can write at least 340 words and 17 paragraphs about it in a thoughtful and credible fashion.
We pay a starting rate of $15-20 per article, depending on experience and skill level, with a $7.50 bonus per story for articles written on weekends.