Contributing Reporter

A Beautiful Perspective, Remote, United States

Date PostedOctober 04, 2017
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFreelance
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://abeautifulperspective.com
Description:

ABP Media (http://abeautifulperspective.com) is looking for a contributing reporter who will work closely with the editorial team to produce freelance news and culture stories on a consistent basis. We promise steady work, thoughtful editing, and the opportunity to showcase your analytical and creative talents.

The contributing reporter will be expected to move quickly to produce features and analysis on the top news and cultural issues of the week, and should be adept at reporting on breaking news and wider trends. The reporter should wake up in the morning brainstorming original approaches to the day’s big stories. We want features that put a human face on a news headline, offer context and teach us something new. Dive into an important stat and help us understand why it’s meaningful. Here’s an example of an ABP news feature: http://bit.ly/2vZhLUN What we DON’T do: Aggregated tweets on insert-Trump-statement-here. Hot takes for the sake of hot takes.

The reporter will also be expected to contribute to ABP’s culture coverage — how music, art, film, sports, fashion, food, etc. reflect and impact issues in our society. This includes interviews with people shaping their industry in a distinctive way, explorations of the origins and history of an emerging cultural trend. What we DON’T do: Celeb gossip. TV recaps. Reviews. The 10 movies to see in your 20s.

Interested candidates should expect to complete a minimum of one story a week, and there will frequently be opportunities to report much more than that. ABP will commit to a minimum amount of work each month, and payment will be on a per-story basis. Payments for stories start at $250 and increase related the amount of labor and time needed to complete the assignment

ABP is a new editorial website for people seeking the information and understanding to develop their own views and engage with the world around them. ABP also produces The Lowdown, a weekly email newsletter with news analysis, fresh content and insight into the tomorrow’s trends and innovations. Subscribe to The Lowdown here to get a sense of ABP’s content and voice. We’re part of A Beautiful Perspective, a media and events company that seeks to get people informed, inspired and involved through digital content and live experiences. 

We prefer the person to be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but that is not a requirement. To apply, send resume, a short cover letter and links to three clips demonstrating a mix of breaking news and feature coverage to jobs@abeautifulperspective.com with “Contributing Reporter” in the subject line.


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