WorkCompCentral, a national subscription news service for workers' compensation professionals, is seeking a fast-learning reporter who can cover politics and regulatory agencies on a beat that spans more than half the country.
Although this is a telecommuting position, this reporter would be assigned to cover all states outside the West, and so must live in the Eastern or Central time zones. The job requires travel (perhaps four times a year) to cover various industry conferences, so a location convenient to a major airport is preferred.
We seek a skilled professional who can tell compelling stories from a neutral point of view to a readership of educated professionals. The ideal reporter knows how to quickly get up to speed on complicated issues by reading fast and finding sources who can answer intelligent questions. It is a hard news job, best suited for someone who has at least two years experience chasing daily deadlines for stories about complicated policy questions.
This reporter will be tasked with checking dozens of websites each day in search of news of interest to a readership of attorneys, doctors, claims adjusters, insurance executives and other professionals who make their living in the $60 billion workers' comp industry. The reporter must be able to write several brief articles per day in addition to a more in-depth "top story" worthy of his or her byline.
The position requires attention to detail, personal initiative and an ability to write quickly and accurately about a range of diverse subjects that relate to our industry. Candidates should be able to demonstrate technological savvy and an ability to do extensive Internet research on a broad range of subjects. The best qualified applicants will also be able to show a track record of developing a list of human sources and working the phones to maintain those relationships.
This is a full-time work-from-home position, except for the occasional two- or three-day trip to cover a conference or seminar. Applicants must possess a laptop computer, a cellular telephone and high-speed Internet access. WorkCompCentral is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and five published writing samples to Senior Editor Jim Sams at email@example.com.
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