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Help Wanted: We're Hiring An Editor/Blogger/Reporter
Do you enjoy following the drama between cyclists and drivers? Are you familiar with the latest questionable health crazes? Well, check it out: LAist is seeking a full-time reporter, editor and blogger with solid editing skills and a touch of wit who can cover a range of topics Angelenos care about from hard news to arts to food.Many of our blog posts contain a mix of aggregation and our own reporting to advance the story, while our more substantive reports are influenced by the LAist "voice" that makes our aggregation trenchant and entertaining. We frequently interview candidates who have reporting experience, but are helpless when asked to write an interesting (dare we say fun?) blog post, because they can't adjust to blogging's more casual style. Conversely, we see bloggers who are so immersed in the drumbeat of aggregation that they miss crucial opportunities to advance a story. Our ideal candidate is a new breed of writer that you could call a blogorter or maybe a journalogger.
Responsibilities Include: Producing a healthy mix of informative and engaging blogging/aggregation posts; some original reporting; and editing stories written by others. You should be as comfortable reporting—pestering public officials, poring through city records, tracking down sources—as you are musing about whether we'll ever get a Subway to the Sea or an NFL team.
This is a paid, full-time position, with fully covered medical, dental and vision benefits. As the main Gothamist office is in NYC, the new LAist editor will work from home or wherever there's WiFi. (Though we do meet up at a coworking space in Chinatown occasionally to break up the work-from-home routine.) Days and hours may vary from a normal 9-to-5 job. The ideal candidate MUST be versatile and knowledgeable about L.A.
Requirements: At least one year of full-time blogging experience, an instinct for what's newsworthy and the skills to report it out, razor-sharp copy-editing skills, a ferocious drive and piercing wit, a deep and abiding interest in Los Angeles and the stamina to create 5-7 well-written and interesting posts per day while managing the flow of pieces from other contributors.
If you're interested, send a brief email with a summary of your experience and relevant links to email@example.com, subject "LAist editor." No attachments, please.
Gothamist LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.