Mic is a diverse news and media company for young people. Our mission is to inform, inspire, and empower our generation to make change happen. Each month, more than 65 million young people rely on Mic to make sense of the world.
Mic is looking for a highly motivated, passionate writer for our Policy team. This applicant should have experience writing about and reporting on U.S. politics, and have a nuanced understanding of the current political climate. The contractor will spend four months with Mic, during which time they’ll help grow our comprehensive coverage of the incoming Donald Trump administration.
This is a four month part-time contract position and writers are required to work remotely.
The best applicants will:
Have the ability to create clean, high-quality copy under very tight deadlines
Have the ability to write comfortably and competently about politics
Be social media savvy, able to monitor Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit, and wherever else news for breaking and trending story opportunities can be found
Write quickly and accurately under tight deadlines
Be able to follow proper protocol around sourcing
Strong knowledge of SEO best practices, or be willing to learn
Familiarity with mic.com and its voice
Willing to work evenings and weekends on a flexible schedule
Strong knowledge of AP style
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or English preferred