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Company: JTA - Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Position:
Feature Writer
Location:
New York
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
May 28, 2013
Job ID: 1488551

Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

Feature writer

 

SUMMARY

 

JTA, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, is seeking a plucky, entrepreneurial reporter to write feature stories about people, issues and trends affecting young American Jews and Jewish communities. You should be able to suss out great feature story opportunities on your own and write engaging, magazine-type pieces in 1,000-word increments.

The ideal candidate will have journalistic experience, familiarity with American Jewry; excellent reporting and writing abilities; and the ability to work quickly and meet deadlines.

This position is based in New York, but we are open to a reporter based in another major American Jewish community.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

 

·        Identifying and developing engaging stories

·        Writing feature stories

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Excellent reporting and writing skills
  • Ability to work quickly and on deadline
  • An ability to ferret out good stories
  • Ability to develop a features beat and excel in reporting on it
  • Familiarity with American Jewish issues

EXPERIENCE

 

3+ years journalistic experience

Bachelor’s degree required

 

COMPENSATION

 

This is a full-time, salaried position with health benefits and vacation, personal and sick days.

Please submit resume and samples of work to: Jobs@jta.org

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