Fatherly is looking for a smart, hungry Freelance News Writer to bolster our coverage of trending topics in the parenting, family, and men’s lifestyle spaces.
Fatherly is the leading digital media brand for dads. Our mission is to empower men to raise great kids and lead more fulfilling adult lives. From original video series and deep dive reports to podcasts and events, Fatherly offers original reporting, expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life.
Role and Responsibilities:
Fatherly is looking for a Freelance News Writer to contribute short articles on trending topics. The successful candidate will work 30 hours a week on a freelance basis crafting stories with appeal to our highly engaged audience in concert with our News Editor. Opportunities to do original reporting will arise, but the emphasis will be on quick-hit, social-first news writing. As such, candidates should be efficient and facile writers with an ear for good social copy and an eye for stories with broad appeal. Previous experience working with a CMS, a knowledge of AP Style, and a basic understanding of SEO best practices are desirable.
Though it is not a requirement that the Freelance News Writer come into the Fatherly offices in Tribeca, the successful candidate will be encouraged to meet with editors face-to-face in the service of professional growth. Prior journalism work experience in an office setting is a prerequisite for the role.
- Write news stories at the direction of the News Editor.
- Write search and social copy with oversight from the News Editor.
- Pitch news stories and suggest follow-up stories on high-performing articles.
- Pitch enterprise work.
- Some previous work at a media company in a writing capacity.
- Strong command of copy-editing basics.
- A desire to work closely with a team.
To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter.