Worcester, United States
This is a position for a Worcester focused online news source that requires thorough knowledge of Worcester and its businesses. You will feature news pieces a range of business people, public figures, sports personalities and more. Experienced leadership will help you plan ahead for content goals.
This is a great opportunity to work real stories and build a portfolio of published work. It is very important to us that you are doing work you find rewarding and interesting. Other topic assignments are available.
Some understanding of conducting interviews with local business owners, people with public profile, sports personalities, etc.
Ability to write profile stories with journalistic values. Features are generally positive and informative.
Have the guts to add probing, sometimes hard questions. Have the appropriate judgement to know when those questions are necessary to add to the quality of the final piece.
Collaborate with leadership to define assignments of interest to you and your long term goals. Get interviews, collect content. write stories, work through recommended revisions, get published and build your portfolio of published work!
Research your subject prior to interviewing them so you can get what you need from them in a timely manner.
It is preferred that you are local and travel to meet the subjects of your pieces. However we are willing to work with the right people remotely and provide assistance in gathering visual material.