Druid City Media - Staff Writer Internship(s): Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Druid City Media, LLC
1902 Hackberry Lane
Tuscaloosa, AL
Posted: February 05 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Paid

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Description

Druid City Media, based in Tuscaloosa, is the publisher of Druid City Living (www.druidcityliving.com), Crimson Magazine (www.crimsonmag.com) and a variety of other publications around Alabama and the Southeast.

OVERVIEW:
We’re looking for quick-thinking, creative media writers to publish the most engaging and sharable stories on the web and in print. We’re building the next big thing in publishing and need your help. The writing positions at DCM are based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the work will be rigorous, fun and data-driven. We're looking for writers who can reach a mass audience, and who have editorial and social experience. This can be a great role for a highly motivated journalist who wants to produce superior content on our digital and print platforms. CMS and photo database experience a plus. Comfort with analytics is also key, as is an eye for story and a sensitivity to brand voice. Newsroom experience is also plus.

COMPENSATION/HOURS:
Druid City Media interns typically receive hourly compensation and may receive course credit. Normal office hours are from 9:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday, plus there are sometimes opportunities for after-hours and/or weekend activities (typically fun things like parties, festivals, and other events, but occasionally deadline related items). Applications are accepted year-round. We apologize but we cannot respond to all applicants: only the appropriate candidates will be contacted and brought in for an interview.

Druid City Media, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

Create a consistent stream of creative content for our digital and print platforms, that's engaging and shareable
Contribute fresh, timely ideas for daily or weekly features, and be ready to act on those approved
Use traffic numbers and other data to help fine-tune ideas
Contribute to regular brainstorms, with a variety of teams
Program social content tuned to drive traffic
Hit tight deadlines
Research photos and create gifs and other media

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

Minimum 2 years of related school or work experience
Creative writing skills and examples of work
Firm grasp of journalistic ethics
Understanding of major social and digital platforms
Experience vetting and clearing rights to content
Sense of humor
Firm grasp of journalistic standards and familiarity with DCM brands
Must successfully pass a background check

Skills

Required - AP style writing, Article Writing, Journalism, Community Journalism, Entertainment Journalism, Business Journalism, Online Social Networking, Humor
Preferred - Facebook Marketing, Twitter, Instagram, Web Content Management, Web Content Optimization

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