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Staff Writer

Staff Writer responsibilities

  • Performing research on different topics
  • Analyzing and interpreting findings by breaking down data
  • Uncovering newsworthy stories

Staff Writer Job Description Template

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Job Brief

We are looking for an enthusiastic staff writer to join our editorial team. You will work closely with the editor-in-chief, reporters and freelancers.

As a staff writer, you should be able to perform thorough research on various topics and have a keen eye for detail.

Ultimately, you should be able to deliver good quality content like news posts, reviews and features.

Responsibilities

  • Perform research on different topics
  • Analyze and interpret findings by breaking down data
  • Uncover newsworthy stories
  • Interview key people (witnesses, sources etc.)
  • Write content with readers needs in mind
  • Ensure your pieces are accurate and objective
  • Establish contacts and sources to use in future research
  • Maintain notes in written or electronic form
  • Contribute to content idea generation for publication
  • Stay up-to-date with local, national and international affairs

Requirements

  • Proven work experience as a staff writer or reporter
  • Demonstrable portfolio of published articles
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search and databases)
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Ability to follow strict deadlines and fact-check information
  • Good observation skills
  • Broad knowledge of headlines
  • BSc degree in journalism, communications or relevant field

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