News Writer at Romper

Remote | Part-time
Romper

News Writer, Romper

  • REMOTE /
  • EDITORIAL – ROMPER /
  • PART-TIME

Romper is seeking a remote, part-time News Writer to contribute to the site’s News & Entertainment verticals 3 days per week. Applicants should have a strong background in journalism and have a proven interest in covering a variety of topics relevant to parents and Romper’s audience. Romper’s News & Entertainment verticals cover politics, viral news, health, and social justice as well as celebrity and entertainment news. Recent news stories include a look at food banks facing soaring demand, powerful photos of kids attending Black Lives Matter protests, the connection between tear gas and miscarriage, and new studies on COVID-19 and pregnancy. The entertainment vertical runs the gamut from celeb parent news to live awards show coverage.

Ideal candidates should have at least 2+ years of experience in reporting and writing, ideally in the parenting news space. Applicants should be familiar with SEO best practice.

Availability needed:

  • Mondays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9a.m to 4 p.m.

Please note: Applications without a cover letter and pitches will not be considered.

Responsibilities

  • Report to weekly shifts
  • Closely follow parenting news trends
  • Write between three to four articles per shift in keeping with Romper’s voice and style
  • Conduct research and interviews with sources
  • Pitch innovative and relevant ideas that will serve Romper’s audience
  • Contribute to live coverage as needed

Requirements

  • A demonstrated interest in the parenting space
  • 2+ years of journalism and writing experience, ideally with a reporting background
  • A strong voice and innovative ideas
  • Pitch-perfect news judgement
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Availability to work remotely at least three days a week, seven hour shifts each day (EST)

Bustle Digital Group (BDG) is one of today’s leading, global media companies with a portfolio of distinct digital and experiential brands that are shaping culture. Over 82 million readers turn to our brands — Bustle, Elite Daily, Inverse, Mic, NYLON, Romper, Input, and The Zoe Report — to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. BDG is headquartered in New York City.

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