Title: Contract News Writer, Adventure and Outdoor Content

Employment Type: Full-Time, Contract

Location: Remote USA

 

Position Overview:

The Arena Group is seeking a niche outdoors-loving Contract News Writer with excellent writing skills and online know-how to join our team. The News Writer will be responsible for producing quick-turnaround, 250-350 word articles on a daily basis, which will be assigned each morning by the Trending News Editor. 

Compensation: 

  • This is a full-time, contract position at a rate of $25 per hour. 

Responsibilities:

  • Writing multiple short, quick-turnaround articles on the niche topic of the corresponding site
  • Searching social media channels of key players in the niche industry to find potential sources of content
  • Searching for and choosing appropriate photos for each article
  • Pitching ideas for articles to the Trending News Editor
  • Accepting and applying feedback from the Trending News Editor to improve the quality of articles

Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  •  At least 1 year of writing experience, preferably in a news capacity
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the niche culture of the biking, surfing, skateboarding, or skiing communities
  • First-hand experience and participation as a biker, surfer, skater, or skier 
  • Vast knowledge of the key players in the biking, surfing, or skiing community
  • A genuine interest in outdoor adventure sports as a whole

You Are:

Team-oriented, detail-oriented, creative, possesses great time-management skills, and are able to turn around clean, accurate copy in a timely, efficient manner, without the need for a heavy top edit. You have a thorough understanding of how to write in an online capacity, including properly sourcing and hyperlinking material, and also composing articles in a conversational tone that aims to provide the most optimal reader experience. You also have a willingness to learn, and an ability to apply feedback to further hone your craft and develop your skills as a writer.

Company Overview

The Arena Group creates dynamic, digital destinations that delight consumers with stories and news about the things they love – their favorite sports teams, the inside scoop on personal finance, and the latest on lifestyle essentials. We are building out a robust media ecosystem that brings together consumers, publishers and advertisers with a proven strategy that brings sustainable performance growth in audience, engagement and monetization. We harness the authority of trusted brands and the editorial prowess of our leading writers and editors. Our destinations live on a robust technology platform that helps deliver best in class capabilities in direct sales and programmatic advertising, data, SEO, social, and operations.

The Arena Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive environment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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