A political features writer on the Atlanta Black Star team will research and write in depth analysis of breaking news that informs people about what’s really important behind the headline. Topics will delve deeply into Social Justice Issues, Policy Analysis, Politics and International News – with an emphasis on Social Justice and Politics. The ideal candidate will be skilled in providing analysis on hard news topics using historical data, white paper information, expert opinions, etc to tell a compelling story that helps us stand apart from our competitors.
If you are a total news junkie and an excellent writer with a strong working knowledge of African and African-American history, this job could be for you.
This position is remote.
* Write interesting, compelling and evergreen news articles ranging from 800-2000 words using Atlanta Black Star’s Voice.
* Perform both online and offline research on assignment
* Pitch fully fleshed out story ideas that are relevant to current conversations
* Schedule and conduct interviews with experts, scholars and other influencers for each piece
* Build and maintain relationships with experts, scholars and other influencers
* Provide status updates on assignment for established milestones
* Make needed adjustments and corrections based on editor’s feedback