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Posted: May 23 2017
Company Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: June 22, 2017
Position: 25 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionWe are looking for an enthusiastic staff writer to join our editorial team. You will work closely with the editor-in-chief, bloggers and freelancers.
As a staff writer, you should be able to perform thorough research on various topics and have a keen eye for detail.
Ultimately, you should be able to deliver good quality content like news posts, reviews and features.
ABOUT SIMPLY CHARLY
Simply Charly, a website that features a series of exciting, interactive sites dedicated to some of the world's leading historical figures, such as Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare and W.B. Yeats, among others, is looking for a few good men and women. The site’s mission is to become the leading online source for everything our visitors want to know about the groundbreaking individuals we feature.
In a compelling and engaging manner, Simply Charly (www.SimplyCharly.com), offers teachers, students and other interested parties an original, one-stop portal to a wealth of information about each individual we present. Some of these sites also include interviews with well-known academic experts, who offer their unique insight into the lives and works of the historical figures.
We’ve been around since 2007 but the site is undergoing a complete redesign. We are currently testing it in beta to gauge audience reaction so that we can serve it better. About 150,000 students, educators, and other interested parties use our free site each month. Instead of searching among multiple sources on the web for the most comprehensive information, our visitors have access to extensive materials at one reliable and credible source – our website.
Simply Charly offers:
Easy-to-read biographies of over 100 personalities, highlighting their main achievements and challenges;
Exclusive interviews about these personalities with world-renowned scholars, bestselling authors, and a Nobel Prize winner.
Opportunities for our visitors to pose questions about each historic figure to our panel of experts.
Book reviews, videos and podcasts relating to featured personalities.
Responsibilities- Perform research on different topics
- Analyze and interpret findings by breaking down data
- Uncover newsworthy stories
- Interview scholars and experts
- Write content with readers needs in mind
- Ensure your pieces are accurate and objective
- Establish contacts and sources to use in future research
- Maintain notes in written or electronic form
- Contribute to content idea generation for publication
- Stay up-to-date with our editorial calendar
Requirements- Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, English, business communications, or communication arts.
- Strong organizational and communication skills with keen attention to detail and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrable portfolio of published articles
- Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search and databases)
- Excellent writing skills in English
- Ability to follow strict deadlines and fact-check information