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Staff Writer, Philadelphia Gay News

Posted:Nov 28, 2017

Location:
Philadelphia, Pa.

Company:
Philadelphia Gay News

Position type: Full time

Location: 19147

Philadelphia Gay News, the oldest LGBT newsweekly and the largest on the East Coast, is seeking a full-time writer for news and features assignments. Candidate should be outgoing, with a talent for telling interesting, relevant stories, which typically range from politics to crime to community events. Candidate must be willing to ask tough questions, understand the importance of community journalism, be deadline-driven and have strong writing skills. Journalism experience is preferred, but new grads may be considered. Local candidates who have a familiarity with LGBT issues are preferred. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

DUTIES:

Receive assignments or evaluate leads and tips in order to develop story ideas.

Report and write news and features stories for publication.

Independently arrange interviews with sources.

Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience and attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social and other functions.

Determine story emphasis, length and format, and organize material accordingly.

Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or English

Strong knowledge of proofreading, syntax, spelling and formatting functions

Ability to collaborate with and draw information from others

Proficiency in MS Word; familiarity with InDesign helpful

Familiarity with AP style

Familiarity with social media

BENEFITS: Benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, paid holidays and vacation and a casual work environment.

Please send résumé, cover letter and three writing clips to mark@epgn.com.  Applicants who do not send writing samples will not be considered. 

 
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