Freelance Writer

Description:

NW Documentary is an award-winning 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to tell untold stories. As a dedicated group of professionals volunteering our time and talents to this project, we are seeking a freelance writer to join us in telling an amazing story.

We're looking for an experienced writer with a background in feature articles to write profiles and feature articles (ranging from 100-3,000 words). The ideal candidate has a solid publication record from outlets such as National Geographic, Outside Magazine, New York Times, Smithsonian, and travel and in-flight publications.

We've set out to tell the story of three young French people who, in 1938, were the first to take kayaks down the Green & Colorado rivers. Amazingly, they filmed their 900-mile journey in color film (a year before audiences
were introduced to color film in Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind). We're creating a feature-length documentary to tell their untold story and share their unseen footage. Watch our current trailer here: https://vimeo.com/54933564 and find out more on the film website: http://www.frenchkayakfilm.com

Responsibilities:
-Identify and compile database of article markets, contacts, and story concepts.
-Develop story angles and queries geared towards target audiences.
-Pitch ideas to editors
-Interview Director, Crew, and Cast of Documentary Film
-Draft stories
-Help identify photos to supplement articles
-Track submissions/acceptances/rejections

Qualifications:
-Great writer that is smart, informative, and engaging. Ability to write in voice, tone, and style that is appropriate for different formats and publications.
-BA in English, Journalism, or related field.
-Able to provide writing samples.
-Familiarity with magazine, online, and professional writing markets.
-Absolute essential professionalism in work, conduct and interaction with editors.
-Utter adherence to deadlines.

Able to work from home, or at our production office in Portland, OR which can provide a work space with wi-fi and full access to the production team.

Get published, build your portfolio, and tell an amazing story in a variety of markets.

Payment to writer varies by publication, and may be on a per-word basis or a flat fee. Author receives by-line and retains all publication rights.

Experience:

-BA in English, Journalism, or related field.
-Able to provide writing samples.

How To Apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to production@nwdocumentary.org

Additional Details:

State Salary Deadline
None Unpaid None

Contact Info:

Email:

production@nwdocumentary.org

Web site:

http://www.frenchkayakfilm.com/

Phone:

503-227-8688


Created On:  03/13/2013 - 07:49 p.m.

Modified On:  04/11/2013 - 02:57 p.m.

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