Freelance Journalist Internship

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Blasting News Inc.
 Virtual
Posted: August 23 2016
Company Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 20 Part-time, Paid

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Description

Freelance Journalist Internship

We are looking for passionate freelance journalists to be in charge of spreading the amazing, compelling and disruptive story of Blasting News. The story of journalism by the people, for the people!

Main Goal
• Report news and great stories.

Main Responsibilities
• Publish high quality news and stories about the topics covered by Blasting News including: Breaking News, Business/Finance, Sport, Showbiz & TV, Style, Entertainment and Tech.
• Use a variety of formats, such as written articles, videos, photos and audio.
• Share and promote the news on social media platforms and through social networks (such as Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Youtube) to increase the number of the readers.

Competences and Experience
• Extremely passionate about innovative online media paradigms, social journalism and democracy in the information system.
• Some/strong knowledge of publishing content on the web.
• Ability to verify sources and fact-check articles.
• SEO skills.
• Real interest in social media marketing.
• English Native Speaker.

Operating Details
• Type of position: freelance journalist internship
• Job Location: Anywhere. The Blaster is not required to check in at an office.
• Working hours: Flexible. The Blaster can work on a flexible basis.

Compensation
The Compensation may vary according to a number of factors. Among the others:
• Number and success of written articles, where success is defined as number of readers actually reading the article (the more people read the content, the more money the blaster can earn).
• Type of topics and categories.
• Source of the readers (social networks readers being the most valuable ones).

Overall, the compensation is up to $150 per article. The compensation scheme is fully available on this page http://www.blastingnews.com/

A welcome package will be granted to the most promising writers (the welcome package is available ONLY to the Blasters applying through this job offer and following the Selection Process as described below).

Selection Process
The candidate has to send the resume to Louisa.guo@blastingnews.com. The HR team will evaluate the resume and will follow up with the candidate.

Requirements

Applicants need to have or in the process of pursuing a Bachelor Degree.

Skills

Required - Writing, Blogging, Reporting, Journalism
Preferred - Multimedia Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, News Reporting

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