Politics Writer - Part time

Mic - contract

United States

14 Jan

Open to all applicants globally!

Mic is seeking a creative, part-time politics writer to work remotely. Writers should be able to contribute 3-4 days per week during business hours EST.

Coverage will include pitching and writing news briefs, reported pieces, listicles, and essays around the biggest political news of the day. We’ll cover everything from the 2020 election, to immigration, voting rights/gerrymandering, health care, criminal justice, social justice, infrastructure, and the student debt and housing crises — but always with a voice and angle unique to Mic. You should understand how to translate the news into meaningful commentary that explores the intersection of culture and politics. In other words, this is not a news aggregation job.

Responsibilities

  • Pitch and write 2-3 news-pegged stories or timely evergreen pieces per day
  • Synthesize information in a way that is digestible and relevant to our audience
  • Work well in teams, listen to direction, and pitch in where needed
  • Follow Mic style and turn in crystal-clear, conversational copy
  • Monitor social media and identify fresh angles on top news stories

Experience

Ideal candidates should have at least 2+ years of experience in reporting and/or writing, ideally about politics or news. Most importantly, you should bring a unique perspective with a definitive voice to your work. Please make that clear in your cover letter.

Salary and Perks

Flexible part time remote work and competitive rates.

About Mic

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, Flavorpill Media, Inverse, Mic, NYLON, Romper, The Outline, 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, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, and London.

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