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Video News Copywriter

We're looking for talented writers who can research, fact check and compose compelling 150-word news reports for our one-minute video news reports. You'll be working with a team of writers, anchors, and video editors to identify and write the top news reports of the day. We've developed a massive global audience and continue to strengthen a unique workflow for news-gathering. Our average monthly reach for 2016 through October 31 is 169,800,000.

About NewsBeat Social
NewsBeat Social is a Portland-based global video news agency that gathers, composes, and distributes one-minute video news reports. NBS separates news reporting from opinion and agenda and has developed a successful anchored format designed around consumer's increasingly busy lives. Now, in its third year of operation, NBS employs more than 30 people gathering and distributing over 50 video news reports per shift. We provide a healthy full lunch and breakfast everyday and provide a Trimet transit pass to all employees who request one.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 1-year relevant experience in news copywriting and/or editing
  • Solid editorial judgment
  • Knowledge of AP Style Guide
  • Knowledge of digital platforms (web, mobile) and social media.
  • Have good interpersonal skills, be a dependable, quick thinker with an eye for detail
  • Be creative with a positive attitude and a motivated team player

Please write a 150-word sample news script about a recent news event of your choice. This script should be formatted for broadcast and should showcase both your writing ability and your attention to detail and AP Style.

Compensation: Starting at $10 per hour, with review after 90-days. Full-time employees offered stock options. Lunch provided daily with monthly public transit pass provided to all employees.

Instructions to apply: 
Submit a formal cover letter, resume, references and 150-word news script. Our team will review applications and contact applicants we feel fit the position. Please don't call our newsroom directly. These are full-time positions in Portland, OR. We will not accept applications for freelancers or pitches for studio services.

NewsBeat Social is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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