Staff Journalist

ATTN:, Los Angeles, California

Date PostedFebruary 13, 2017
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://www.attn.com/careers
Description:

Who We Are 
ATTN: is an issues-driven media company. Our mission is to deliver engaging content to a mobile-first audience. Every day we produce videos, articles and commentary telling stories worth your attention. At our core, we believe in informing people to make a social impact. Through compelling, issue-driven content, we strive to engender greater participation in communities, the political process and the world around us.

Applicants should be interested in a variety of social issues with an emphasis on politics, justice, health, and social trends. Previous journalism experience is required. We’re looking for somebody who’s spent a few years writing original journalism every day, and has experience working the phones, coming up with original ideas, and hitting deadlines. In short, we’re looking for journalists, not content writers.

NOTE: Please include at least 10 clips of your best original reported pieces

Who You Are 
Experience in conducting interviews by phone in a professional manner
Must understand aggregation best practices
Must have a demonstrable understanding of the current political environment
At least one year of staff-writing experience at a news publications

What You’ll Do
Pitch up to five original story ideas 
Produce 2-3 articles based on original reporting or aggregation best practices
Keep up with the 24-hour news cycle
Spot interesting stories and pitch them in a unique, shareable way
Quickly turn around breaking and trending news stories
Research and do the legwork on longer, investigative pieces

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