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Staff Writer

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Date Posted

May 18, 2023

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Remote, Anywhere

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Position Title: Staff Writer, News Team (Nights)

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

The staff writer for the news team will work nights (2pm to 10pm PT), Monday to Friday, with the primary goal of supporting the lead evening editors by writing and fielding traffic-driving stories during the crucial after-hours shift. This person must be comfortable working on a large volume of stories but also have an insight into the breaking news and top topics and personalities that our PEOPLE readers love.

In addition to having an eye on what’s trending, the ideal candidate should be a self-starter who is ready to work in a fast-paced environment with daily breaking news assignments. The content assigned spans all of PEOPLE’s 16 content verticals, meaning stories can run the gamut from entertainment news and royals’ coverage to crime and human interest, and content about food or pets.

The ability to deliver clean copy, in a timely manner with impeccable journalism standards is crucial, as is a knowledge of SEO. They must also be willing to call reps, publicists, the police, etc. to verify and confirm information to make sure that PEOPLE maintains its reputation for accuracy and reliability.

II. Essential Job Functions
Weight %
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
10% - Helping to identify story opportunities and urgent news during the course of the shift
50% - Writing digital news stories
10% - Occasionally editing digital news stories
30% - Contributing reporting, writing and ideas to special projects and digital tentpoles


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | 

All must be met to be considered. 

Education: BA (Preferable but not essential) 

Experience: 2-3 years min. 

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Digital news writing, a deep knowledge of the celebrity news landscape, an ability to report on a breaking news situation, whether it be celebrity or human interest, ability to interview celebrities or human interest subjects 

% Travel Required (Approximate): 0%


Pay Range:
Salary: $53,600 - $67,000

Company Profile

It is the policy of Meredith Operations Corporation ("Dotdash Meredith", "the Company") to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing

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