U.S. Features Reporter

Caters News Agency, New York, New York

Date PostedNovember 14, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttps://www.catersnews.com/
Description:

Caters News Agency is on the lookout for a talented features writer to join our ever-expanding team in New York City. The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter, capable of generating their own original features and beat other reporters to a story during breaking news. You will need to cover topics ranging from the heartbreaking and harrowing to unusual lesser-known interests. The writer will be responsible for acquiring picture and video content for stories, and creatively working to produce an engaging multimedia package.


Caters News Agency is an international wire service with offices across the U.K., New York, Sydney and Delhi. Our content is picked up globally by the largest newspapers, magazines and television outlets.


Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Developing organic content and original ideas that can be developed into news articles.
  • Identifying unexplored and emerging features trends around the world.
  • Using personality to charm sources and convince them to work exclusively with us over other outlets and agencies.
  • Quick turnaround of stories and correctly licensing content to tight deadlines.
  • Working to productivity and performance targets set by a line manager.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong English writing skills.
  • Fluent or conversational knowledge of a major foreign language is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to talk to sources and contributors from different social backgrounds.
  • A knowledge and passion for original storytelling and content that translates across multiple platforms.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Basic knowledge of photo editing preferred but not essential.

Experience

  • Journalistic background essential, with experience on a national newspaper, online publication, wire service or college publication.

Qualifications

  • College degree or higher.

Apply with your resume, covering letter, three writing examples, and salary expectations to usoffice@catersnews.com 

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