Research Assistant

Story Hunter, New York, New York

Date Posted January 12, 2021
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Part-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Story Hunter is a longform journalism start-up based in Brooklyn. We’re looking for a part-time research assistant to help find and develop stories. The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate looking to gain a first-hand look at how investigative feature articles are written and reported.

Qualifications

A top-notch candidate has the following traits.

— Curious! You get distracted reading about the variety and weirdness of life — e.g. Wikipedia wormholes, a tattered copy of Newsweek from 1992, a book about steam heating on Grandma’s shelf, etc.

— Unafraid to knock on doors and make cold calls

— Detail oriented with a “turn every page” ethos

— Able do legal research on PACER and at local courts

— Familiar with Lexis Nexis and Newspapers.com

— A sleuth on social media

— Has access to a car, with gas to be reimbursed (a plus but not required)

— Fluent in a foreign language, particularly Spanish (a plus but not required)

— Lives in New York (a plus but not required)

Compensation + Future Role

Pay is $25/hour, with roughly 10 hours a week to start. A full-time job will emerge for the right candidate. In addition to gaining valuable experience, you will also receive mentoring and help with your journalism career moving forward.

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To be considered, please include a brief introduction, your CV, and 1-2 links to past stories you’ve written.

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