Weekends Writer/Reporter, People.com

New York, NY

About the job

Job Title: Weekends Writer/Reporter, People.com

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

The writer-reporter will work on a Thursday-Monday shift with the primary goal of providing extra writing support for the weekend editor. Hours will be standard daytime business hours. During the weekdays that the writer-reporter is on, they will provide general writing support in the newsroom. People as a brand covers 16 different content areas, so the writer needs to be comfortable writing everything from crime, human interest and politics stories, to entertainment, royals and lifestyle content. This is a fast-paced newsroom, so speed is essential, and an ability to handle a volume of 5-7 stories a day, while still delivering everything clean, sharp and accurate.

II. Essential Job Functions

  • Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
  • Write news stories on deadline
  • Report stories, conduct interviews
  • Pitch content

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education: BA or BS

Experience: 2 years experience writing for a high volume, digital news operation.

Specific Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work independently.
  • Strong writing skills, impeccable journalistic standards and attention to detail.
  • Ability to respond quickly to breaking news.
  • Strong basic reporting abilities.

It is the policy of Meredith 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, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing Meredith.Human.Resources@meredith.com.

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