Tech and Social Media Writer at Bustle

Remote | Part-time
Bustle

Tech & Social Media Writer

REMOTE

EDITORIAL – BUSTLE

PART-TIME

Bustle’s Lifestyle section is seeking a remote part-time Tech & Social Media Writer to contribute smart, thoughtful articles 2-3 times per week during afternoon hours. In addition to frequently submitting on-brand pitches, the writer will work on service pieces, informative listicles, and timely news briefs covering new iPhones, iOS updates, and the latest Instagram feature.There will also be opportunities to work on reported pieces around digital burnout and the intersection of tech and wellbeing. The majority of stories will require the writer to find sources, conduct phone interviews, and cite peer-reviewed studies.

A minimum commitment of at least two days per week is required. We are currently seeking writers who can work 6-7 hour shifts anywhere between 11am – 8pm EST on Wednesday and Thursday at a minimum.

Requirements

  • 2+ years reporting and writing experience in social media or tech news
  • Experience tracking down sources and spearheading interviews
  • Ability to write clearly and maintain a conversational, yet professional tone
  • Eager to take initiative and work independently while reporting
  • Comfortable covering a wide range of sensitive topics
  • On-point SEO skills
  • Interest in exploring the intersection of tech and health
  • Willing to pitch concise, well thought out story ideas on a weekly basis
  • Keeps up with pop culture and can seamlessly reference it in stories

Responsibilities

  • Pitching and writing 2-3 reported stories per shift
  • Packaging posts for search and social optimization, including brainstorming headline ideas and sourcing appropriate photos and embeds
  • Independently tracking down a diverse group of sources for each story
  • Following Bustle style
  • Submitting crystal clear copy that’s been proofread and fact-checked
  • Consistently citing primary sources wherever possible and incorporating peer-reviewed studies

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