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Help Wanted: LAist Is Looking for a Writer/Editor

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Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

For all those who ever wondered if they could join the LAist team (and get paid for it!) we've got an upcoming opportunity to join our team. LAist is going to need a temporary writer/editor for 10-12 weeks while our Editor, Lindsay, is on her maternity leave. The job will begin on or around May 1, and run through August 1, with a possible extension to August 15.

Here's what the job entails: You'll be on an established schedule working 4-5 days per week, producing predominately on-demand posts during regular posting hours, which are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.). There is opportunity to produce original work, photographic essays, researched long-range items, interviews and other blog-specific fare as well. It's a telecommuting job (however we do ask you be in L.A.), so you will be working from home or whichever WiFi enabled cafe or library you prefer. This is a paid freelance position.

Requirements: At least one year of full-time pro blogging/online publishing experience, an instinct for what's newsworthy, a ferocious drive, a keen interest in Los Angeles and working knowledge of the city and region, a sense of humor, and the stamina to create 6-8 well-written and interesting posts per day while having a hand in daily operations, including social media and occasionally managing contributors' work. A highly qualified candidate will have familiarity/experience with social media practices, photo sourcing and editing skills, blog-related tech troubleshooting skills, an understanding of SEO and web traffic considerations, as well as a polished writing style and voice.

Need to know more? Further job specifics can be made available via email inquiry to editor[at]

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How to apply: If you are interested, please submit a cover/intro letter, resume, and links to three recent professional published posts via email to editor[at], subject: EDITOR JOB OPENING.

THURSDAY APRIL 11: We are now closed to new applications for this position.

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