Staff Writer, Culture at Salon Media Group

Salon Media Group

Staff Writer, Culture

We are looking for a culture/entertainment writer with experience writing compelling cultural analysis — both the quick take and the long view — plus reviews, interviews, and reported features. If you’re a passionate culture omnivore with a head, a heart and a point of view, let’s talk.

Our writers and editors are highly organized, detail- and deadline-oriented professionals who know how to collaborate and communicate effectively using digital tools. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of professional writing experience in a digital media environment and formal journalism training (classroom, newsroom, or both), with SEO knowledge, AP Style fluency and familiarity with a WordPress-based CMS.

Preference will be given to candidates with daily writing experience and a demonstrated ability to enterprise a beat, with a proven ability to work simultaneously on shorter daily news stories and larger reported and/or critical projects.

This is a full-time, non-supervisory, salaried WGA-E position with full benefits, reporting to the Senior Editor for Culture. This is a remote position, but you will be expected to work an agreed-upon schedule and be legally able to work in the U.S.

We are especially interested in hearing from culture/entertainment writers who have fluency in both pop culture and social consciousness; work could range from writing an explainer, reporting on marginalized groups, finding the feminist angle into a piece of media, or delivering an opinionated take on the key personality du jour.

If you have digital audio or video experience, we’d like to hear about that too.

What we offer

  • Entrepreneurial culture
  • Fast-paced environment where serious efforts are noticed and are rewarded
  • Company with lots of growth potential
  • Outstanding benefits

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, diplomacy, and decision-making skills with the ability to think creatively
  • Strong entrepreneurial, organizational and time management skills

Equipment/Software Used:

  • Most PC based applications (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Browser-based office software (Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Drive)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro)

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