Trends Writer, Huffington Post (Los Angeles, San Francisco, NYC or DC)
The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, video, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged global community for opinion and conversation. The platform has 100,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real-time on the subjects about which they are most passionate. The Huffington Post is committed to covering our core editorial pillars -- news and politics, wellness, and solutions to the world's biggest problems -- and using every available tool and platform, including virtual reality and immersive storytelling, to inform, inspire, entertain and empower. With a global multi platform audience, The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, India, Australia and the Arab world. The Huffington Post is part of AOL Inc.
Are you fast, funny and ready to prove it? The Huffington Post is looking for a trending news writer who can surface buzzy stories before they go viral and file across all sections of The Huffington Post. The candidate should be a self-starter with a knack for mining emerging and established social media platforms to find tomorrow’s Internet obsession today. The ideal person should be familiar with standard publishing tools and have a flair for selling stories on social media.
- 2-3 years of experience in online journalism
- Familiarity with top news sites and blogs, and with top news issues
- Ability to work at a fast pace and contribute to a large, tight-knit team
- Keen sense for mixing video, print, images and other assets to produce sticky, engaging storytelling experiences
- Killer headline skills
- Ability to file multiple times a day
- Flexible work schedule; willingness to work on holidays and overnights as required based on newsroom needs and the news cycle
This position is in the WGA-E bargaining unit.
EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.
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