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Senior Writer, Family Team

Independent Journal Review (IJR) is one of the largest news publishers in the world. IJR is a news site dedicated to providing objective, fair, and deeply creative, shareable news. We are a Top 50 website in the US, averaging more than 30 million unique visitors a month. 

The Family team is looking for a Senior Writer to write for an audience that cares about relationships, families and the issues that affect them. While Independent Journal Review is a political news platform, the right candidate for this opportunity would rather watch TLC and HGTV over tuning into major news networks to see what Trump is saying today.

By connecting deeply with our audience and building trust, we strive to foster a more informed and diverse community of opinion, using social connections to spread fair reporting delivered in a socially native fashion.

We're looking for a creative, passionate and experienced Senior Writer also interested in social media who can help ensure the success of our editorial team. Our ideal candidate enjoys close collaboration with writers and editors. He or she is able to succeed in a fast-paced environment and knows how to write for a parenting-focused audience. 

This job will be based out of our Washington, D.C.-area office. This is a full-time position from Sunday to Thursday.

 

Here is what you’ll be responsible for in this position:

  • Finding dynamic and unique content for a parenting and family-oriented audience.
  • Writing articles for a social first audience.
  • Work quickly in a collaborative fashion.
  • Posting and optimizing articles placed to relevant social media pages, as needed. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years professional editing experience in a fast-paced digital newsroom environment.
  • Comfortable with being flexible in what your day to day looks like.
  • The ability to understand others’ perspectives in order to present information objectively and fairly.
  • Comprehensive understanding of all major social media platforms.
  • Proactive problem-solving, organization, and communication skills.
  • The ability to work quickly.
  • The willingness to work weekends and holidays.
  • A love for viral news and people in general.

Desired Qualifications

  • Photoshop skills a plus.

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Mac setup and monthly cell phone reimbursement.
  • Fast-paced environment with no bureaucracy.
  • Your choice of monthly parking or Metro stipend provided.
  • 100% covered Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance premium.
  • 3% contribution to 401k.
  • Catered team lunch every Friday.

 

Interested? Apply online and be sure to include samples of your work! 

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