"Dominion of New York" is the international magazine of black intellectual swagger. We are a new online magazine that goes beyond the surface of news headlines to profile, investigate and satirize thinkers, problems and ideas of significance to the African diaspora. In addition, we blog about current events. Our racially diverse audience consists of people who love powerful ideas and smart, compelling journalism. They like to think deeply about black life. We are only 8-months-old but growing fast and gaining recognition from more established news organizations and advertisers. We just sold our first advertising -- to BMW -- and just signed a contract to partner with a large respected news organization. Another established news organization -- "The Awl," America’s largest online only literary journalism magazine -- just named us one of its favorite online magazines and predicted that we’ll be a big success. And, as bonus, our founder is an alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Roles of the Reporter/Bloggers
Reporter/bloggers will work part-time initially and are responsible for keeping the DoNY audience abreast of New York, national and international news and producing engaging and shareworthy content. They conceive, research, report and write multiple blog posts per day, incorporating multimedia elements -- such as video, audio, and photos -- where appropriate. They also prepare tweets and Facebook posts to publicize their blog posts.
Requirements, Mindset, Skills, Experience
--Understand the cultural and intellectual interests of our audience.
--Be well read and cerebral.
--Write confidently and concisely.
--Have strong social media presence.
--Understand basic HTML and content management.
--Be able to perform basic photo, video and sound edits.
--Have a degree in journalism or a related field with two years of newsroom experience, including internships.
--Own a computer and be willing and disciplined enough to work from home at the outset.
--Live in New York City or be able to relocate at your own expense.
How To Apply:
To apply, send your cover letter, a resume with your salary history and links to 7 of your best clips to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can address your package to Kelly Virella, our editor. In your cover letter, please pitch us three blog posts you think our audience would enjoy. Please be sure to select clips that demonstrate your versatility as a writer. The deadline for submitting your application is May 4 at 8 pm eastern, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please, no phone calls.
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Created On: 04/05/2012 - 09:40 a.m.
Modified On: 04/05/2012 - 12:05 p.m.