|Date Posted||February 06, 2021|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
100% always remote! ~25-28 hrs/wk; $600/wk with potential for growth within our company!
The NewsWorthy is looking for an excellent news writer and producer who pays close attention to detail and accuracy, always shares multiple perspectives in each story, has stellar news judgment and absolutely loves writing in a super conversational tone to convey complicated topics in a digestible, short format.
For this writer and producer position, you should stay up-to-date with the day’s news and follow a wide-variety of topics, including tech, business, politics and entertainment.
In addition to finding, researching and writing stories for our daily news episodes, you’ll also produce our weekly interview segments called “Special Edition Saturday.”
This position has the potential to take on more hours for current and/or future podcasts within our network.
Must be available to work late afternoons and/or evenings Sun-Thurs. Onboarding to start in March 2021.
What You’ll Be Doing:
Researching, fact-checking, and writing daily news stories for The NewsWorthy podcast
Monitoring breaking news and updating scripts accordingly
Ensuring each news story fits within the overall episode and runtime
Producing weekly interview segments:
Brainstorming, researching and planning segment topics
Pitching, booking and following-up with guests; preparing interview questions
Editing interviews for content
Writing host scripts, finalizing episodes, and publishing across platforms
Contributing to social media
Representing The NewsWorthy brand with professionalism, respect, and neutrality in all public-facing spaces (online and in-person)
Skills + Experience:
4-7+ years experience in journalism
Experience and passion for breaking down and explaining current events in a clear, concise and conversational way across a wide-variety of topics, including politics, tech, business, and entertainment
Values journalistic neutrality; understands the difference between informing and influencing (and only does the former)
Strong news judgement; ability to choose appropriate stories and see how each fits into the overall episode and brand
Works efficiently and independently while also collaborating well with the Executive Producer and welcoming feedback, as needed
Calm under pressure; adaptable and ready to switch gears quickly in developing and breaking news situations
Experience pitching and booking guests; communicates professionally and effectively in a timely manner
Proficiency editing interviews for content and time
Social media or marketing know-how a plus
Kind, respectful, resourceful, positive and humble
The NewsWorthy is a popular daily news podcast all about making it faster, easier and more enjoyable to stay up-to-date with the day’s news!
Pew research found two-thirds of Americans feel news burnout, so we’re on a mission to help people stay informed -- without feeling depressed or overwhelmed -- using our ‘fast, fair, fun’ approach to news:
FAST: Get caught-up in around 10 minutes and get on with your day!
FAIR: Our team of veteran journalists provides unbiased, fact-based reporting. We help listeners understand what's happening and share perspectives from a variety of sources -- all without shouting pundits, echo chambers, or misinformation.
FUN: Using our signature friendly, casual and conversational tone, we provide a wide variety of stories so “the news” isn’t only the doom-and-gloom stuff. We keep listeners up-to-date on everything from politics to tech to entertainment and more!
We also provide short interview segments on our weekend 'Special Edition Saturday' segments that provide more in-depth insights about a news-related topic.
Since founder and award-winning broadcast journalist Erica Mandy quit her decade-long career in television news to launch The NewsWorthy podcast in 2017, the show has continued to flourish -- rapidly growing its audience size and getting millions of downloads. The impressive growth led to an investment from PodFund and has garnered attention among other media outlets and within the exciting, still-evolving podcast industry.
The NewsWorthy has been listed as a top 25 daily news podcast on Apple Podcasts, named a 'Best Podcast' by Harper's Bazaar, recommended as a 'Best News App' by Fast Company, listed on Podcast Magazine’s Hot 50 podcast charts, featured in WWD, and more.
While we’ve seen success so far, we’re excited about continuing to grow The NewsWorthy and our rockstar team. We want to take our company to the next level with YOUR help!