Oct 31, 2017
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Vice.com is Seeking a Freelance Contributing Writer for Motherboard’s Moveable Section

Company: Vice.com – Posted by: Brian – Preferred job location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Vice.com is Seeking a Freelance Contributing Writer for Motherboard’s Moveable Section

Job Description:

Motherboard is seeking a Contributing Writer responsible for researching, reporting, and writing smart, original, and engaging stories about the future of transportation for its new sub-vertical, Moveable. You should be able to approach these stories critically, as Motherboard’s ethos is that the future is both wonderful and terrifying. You will write approximately two 600-word stories per week, though frequency and length will naturally vary. You will have your own ideas for stories, and an interest in developing this beat, but may also be assigned stories by an editor. A genuine enthusiasm for and critical approach to tech and science and an understanding of what makes a good Motherboard story is essential. This is ongoing contract freelance work, not a staff position, although attending semi-regular meetings at our Toronto office will be required.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and write approximately two articles per week for Motherboard’s transportation-focused sub-vertical, Moveable
  • Contribute new story ideas each week
  • Develop an extensive and relevant contacts database that serves as a source for content ideas and expert commentary
  • Occasionally assess or edit freelance pitches for Moveable
  • Occasional on-camera and/or radio work may be require

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree qualification preferable but not essential
  • Experience writing critically about transportation and related issues is preferred but not required
  • 2+ years experience in related field
  • Experience working in an editorial capacity for a newspaper, magazine, or online outlet
  • French speaking is an asset
  • Must be composed and professional in all editorial decisions and on social media

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