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Freelance Writer/Contributor

Start date: 05/20/2021(flexible)
Paid Job

2 months ago

Description

BLKPRENEURSHIP is seeking Freelance Writers who are interested in writing continuous website and quarterly magazine content. The BLKPRENEURSHIP Website and Magazine is dedicated to uplifting, inspiring, and supporting Black Entrepreneurs around the globe. The qualified candidate must exhibit excellent coordination, organization, and communication skills, and must be capable of working with Content editors to finalize specific stories, angles, and sources. The qualified candidate must also be willing to work with a diversified team of individuals from various backgrounds in order to accomplish the mission and vision of BLKPRENEURSHIP.


JOB DESCRIPTION   


This is a Freelance Writer Intern position for Journalism/English major (or other relevant fields of study) students responsible for gathering information, investigating and reporting on current events, and writing news pieces while presenting news in an honest and balanced manner. The ideal candidate must be capable of meeting regular and recurring deadlines, access leads and pitch captivating story ideas to editors, and keep up-to-date on the latest news developments by attending events, studying different papers, opinion pieces, and social media. 


RESPONSIBILITIES 


  • Conduct research to uncover interesting and significant news
  • Gather corroborate and interpret data
  • Interview key persons (Sources, etc.) to obtain more information 
  • Use findings to construct a well-written article
  • Obtain first-hand information being present in happenings
  • Receive assignments or investigate news leads/tips
  • Comply with the moral code of the profession
  • Maintain notes and audio recordings
  • Partner with other journalists, editors, producers etc.
  • Establish contacts and sources for use in future research


 

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE


The ideal candidate for this position must be accountable, team driven, career-minded, and must display a passion for writing while working in often stressful environments. To excel in this role you should be friendly and extremely self-motivated to succeed.  The individual selected must be working towards his/her undergraduate study in the field of English, journalism, or relevant field. 


  • Ability to follow strict deadlines and fast check information 
  • Excellent communication and networking skills along with an aptitude in extracting information 
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search, databases)
  • Must display an organizational capability
  • Resilient and Adaptable
  • Unbridled Creativity
  • Integrity and morality
  • Current knowledge of headlines



WE OFFER


  • Rewarding career
  • Fun working environment
  • Opportunity to meet new people everyday
  • Flexible work schedule




A new opportunity awaits when you make the decision to join the team at BLKPRENEURSHIP. BLKPRENEURSHIP is a division of dailyNOLA.com Inc. and an Equal Opportunity Employer (E.O.E.)  

Required graduation year

2013 - 2025

Number of positions available

50

About BLKPRENEURSHIP

BLKPRENEURSHIP is a part of dailyNOLA.com efforts to promote entrepreneurship at the local and national level by providing entrepreneurs a media platform to share their business stories..
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Skills you'll need for this job

    editing
    journalism
    news writing
    stories
    web content

WHAT TO EXPECT

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What happens after you send in your application?

BLKPRENEURSHIP is actively interviewing now. Due to the volume of applications, BLKPRENEURSHIP has indicated that they will not follow up unless you are selected for an interview.

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