Culture Writer, part-time

Job ID 

1124

Date Posted

Site Type

Remote, Anywhere

Description

Mic is seeking a part-time Culture Writer to work remotely. Writers should be able to work 3-4 days during business hours EST. Coverage will include pitching and writing analysis, commentary, and reported pieces on trends and news across the worlds of music, film, television, and social media.

Mic’s culture section covers everything from the latest memes on Instagram to the historical context of Kanye West’s move to Montana. We strive to illustrate the ways in which political forces shape our culture with clarity and levity. Ideal candidates understand how to translate the news into meaningful commentary that explores the intersection of culture and politics. Rather than mere news aggregation, the focus of this role will be on writing insightful and creative analyses on a particular news theme or event, not news briefs.

Requirements

Ideal candidates should have at least 3+ years of experience in reporting and/or writing, ideally about culture or news. Most importantly, you should bring a unique perspective with a definitive voice to your work. Please make that clear in your cover letter.


Responsibilities

Pitch and write 1-2 commentary/analysis pieces on the news theme of the day

Synthesize information in a way that is digestible and relevant to our audience

Work well in teams, listen to direction, and pitch in where needed

Follow Mic style and turn in clear, conversational copy

Monitor social media and identify fresh angles on top news stories

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Requirements

3+ years reporting and writing experience

Ability to write clearly and accurately

Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Comfortable covering a wide range of topics

A strong voice and innovative ideas

Availability to work remotely at least 3 business days per week

Compensation/Benefits

N/A

Company Profile

MIC via Bustle Digital Group

Site/ Locations

Remote, Anywhere

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