Bonneville Seattle
  • 21-Apr-2017 to 16-Jun-2017 (MST)
  • Digital
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

POSITION PURPOSE:

MyNorthwest is seeking a full-time writer for our network of sites, including: MyNorthwest.com, KIRORadio.com, 710Sports.com and KTTH.com.  Qualified candidates will be strong news and sports writers capable of generating a high quantity of high quality work.  Responsibilities include writing and producing accurate and entertaining content and working alongside radio staff to expand on-air commentary for use on our digital products. Must be willing to work flexible hours.  

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to write, produce, edit and update content for websites on a daily basis. Requires the production and gathering of text, images, audio/video, etc.
  • Exceptional news writing, copyediting, headline writing, and grammar skills.
  • Able to develop sources, pitch multiple story ideas, and follow beats.
  • Able to demonstrate sound news judgment and work under tight deadlines.
  • Excels in times of stress. Ability to adapt in breaking news situations.
  • Able to ghost write or adopt another contributor's style and tone.
  • Able to digest large quantities of audio and then write an article based on what you've heard.
  • Knowledge of Seattle's sports teams.
  • Able to engage with the audience on social platforms, comments section. Experience with Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Understanding of SEO and able to optimize articles for search.
  • Able to work independently with little supervision and self-edit. Requires a track record of dependability and evidence of a being self-starter.
  • Experience working with analytics and making editorial decisions based on results.
  • As a key player of the team, must be willing to offer ideas, suggestions, and other initiatives for the company.
  • Ability to support all digital properties and work with on-air personalities. Willingness to produce on-air content as needed.
  • Ability to consistently work hours required. Position requires extreme flexibility; able to work evenings, weekends, odd hours, etc. to ensure that digital properties are continually updated and fresh.  Flexibility to work during breaking news and other big news events required.  Willing to update content remotely from home and elsewhere as needed.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4 year degree (journalism, communications) or commensurate work experience
  • Good working knowledge of Digital Content Management Systems, preferably WordPress, HTML, Photoshop, Audio and Video editing software is preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively.
  • Substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers,
  • Maintain and receive information through oral communications;
  • Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination.
  • Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion.

Bonneville is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

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