A writer / analyst for reports works part-time, on a freelance / contract basis, at his or her own pace. We establish expectations of volume --- how many articles and briefs per month, for example --- and frequently assign articles and projects with specific deadlines.
Most articles are assigned by our regional director or editorial director, although regular contributors are expected to establish personal / regional “beats” and follow specific companies, trends or businesses. Companies we follow are typically involved in the publication of classified advertising online or in print, or provide the technology and tools for publishing. We also follow companies involved in social media; mobile publication of local advertising, “daily deals,” and more.
In addition to reportage, we often use our writer / analysts to contribute to consulting projects that we have taken on for clients. Sometimes this research is published; sometimes it is proprietary.
Ideal candidates will have:
--- experience working in journalism, either print, broadcast or online, as reporters, editors, bloggers, etc.
--- an understanding of the business aspects of traditional and digital media
--- another part-time or full-time position, but have flexible availability to complete assignments as mutually agreed
--- a strong command of written and spoken English, and additional language(s) as appropriate to their markets
--- strong familiarity with digital media, including trends and structures
Most candidates will be asked to work for us on a limited or trial basis before being offered a contract. However, all writer / analysts must sign a rights agreement before submitting any work in order to be paid.
To apply include a cover letter, a resume or CV, and links to material you have written that is available online. Do NOT attach material to your email. That may put it into our spam folders.
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