News Writer

Romper
Full time
Copywriting and Editing
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

News Writer, Romper



  • REMOTE /

  • EDITORIAL – ROMPER /

  • PART-TIME


Romper is seeking a remote, part-time News Writer to contribute to the site’s News & Entertainment verticals 3 days per week. Applicants should have a strong background in journalism and have a proven interest in covering a variety of topics relevant to parents and Romper’s audience. Romper’s News & Entertainment verticals cover politics, viral news, health, and social justice as well as celebrity and entertainment news. Recent news stories include a look at food banks facing soaring demand, powerful photos of kids attending Black Lives Matter protests, the connection between tear gas and miscarriage, and new studies on COVID-19 and pregnancy. The entertainment vertical runs the gamut from celeb parent news to live awards show coverage.


Ideal candidates should have at least 2+ years of experience in reporting and writing, ideally in the parenting news space. Applicants should be familiar with SEO best practice.


Availability needed:



  • Mondays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Fridays: 9a.m to 4 p.m.


Please note: Applications without a cover letter and pitches will not be considered.


Responsibilities



  • Report to weekly shifts

  • Closely follow parenting news trends

  • Write between three to four articles per shift in keeping with Romper’s voice and style

  • Conduct research and interviews with sources

  • Pitch innovative and relevant ideas that will serve Romper’s audience

  • Contribute to live coverage as needed


Requirements



  • A demonstrated interest in the parenting space

  • 2+ years of journalism and writing experience, ideally with a reporting background

  • A strong voice and innovative ideas

  • Pitch-perfect news judgement

  • Excellent research skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Availability to work remotely at least three days a week, seven hour shifts each day (EST)


Bustle Digital Group (BDG) is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 82 million readers turn to our brands — Bustle, Elite Daily, Inverse, Mic, NYLON, Romper, Input, and The Zoe Report — to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG is headquartered in New York City.


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