Trending news contributor

Digital leader seeking freelance news contributors, London, Europe

Date PostedMarch 25, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttps://heavy.com
Description:

Heavy, a leading news and information site, seeks to partner with ambitious, UK-based freelance contributors to write about the biggest stories in the United States and across the world. 

We're seeking motivated self-starters with an entrepreneurial spirit. Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Ability and desire to react rapidly to breaking news
  • Exceptional digging and reporting skills 
  • Strong multi-tasking and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly navigate social media — especially Twitter — to spot breaking news and find additional information after a story breaks
  • Ability to produce clean and polished copy
  • Knowledge of and interest in United States politics and public policy, which have become a pillar of Heavy's news coverage 
  • Knowledge of and interest in at least one of the following: US and international sports; music; celebrity news

Work autonomously and remotely. Compensation scales with performance. Room to grow for exceptional performers. Send cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Managing Editor Ben Doody at ben@heavy.com, with Heavy contributor in the subject line. 


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