Staff Writer

Freethink, Washington DC, District of Columbia

Date PostedMay 26, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtyGeneral Assignment
Job StatusFull-time

About the Role 

Freethink is seeking a full-time staff writer to report on stories that matter and profile the people and ideas that are reshaping the world around us for the better. You will be encouraged to pursue a variety of original stories as well as contributing to story packages built around marquee video content. Your beat will be flexible but experience writing feature stories and a passion for science and technology is a plus. 

Remote is ok. 

Core Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work with Senior Editor to pitch original stories or respond to assignments
  • Ability to write and file frequently, in a variety of formats ranging from short pieces to longer features.

Qualifications & Characteristics

  • Passion for journalism and storytelling
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects in fast-paced setting
  • Talent for identifying great stories that perform well online
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to be proactive
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Openness to feedback and challenge
  • A desire for continuous learning and improvement

Please send the following to

  • Resume
  • 3 examples of stories you have written
  • A 100-word pitch for a piece that you think would be a great Freethink story


About Freethink 

At Freethink we tell stories about our changing world, for people who want to have a hand in changing it. From aerospace engineers in the Mojave Desert to entrepreneurs in South America’s biggest slum, our videos give you an intimate look at not only what they’re doing but also why they’re doing it, the obstacles they face, and what motivates them to keep driving forward. We hope that after you watch these stories, you’ll come away with insights and inspiration you can use to make a difference in your own way. 

Watch this video to see what we're all about! 

Our core teams in New York City, Los Angeles, and DC are joined by a growing network of directors, editors, composers, designers, journalists, developers and more all around the world. Together, we’re building the kind of company we all want to work for: curious, experimental, and ambitious.

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