Staff Writer Job Description

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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

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.


  • 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


  • 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

Staff Writer Job Description Examples

Staff Writer • GregoryFCA

We're looking for the next great writer to join Gregory FCA, one of the nation's largest public relations agencies. If you're a natural storyteller, a disciplined creative, and a relentlessly curious news junkie, send us your resume today. We'll help you hone your craft and develop new skills as you work with a team of writers and media relations professionals to tell our clients' stories. You'...

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News Staff Writer •

The Tulsa World is looking for a reporter to work in the news department and focus on daily general assignments and enterprise reporting for investigations and special reports...

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Staff Writer • Minute Media


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Mental Floss, a brand of Minute Media, delivers quirky content in an upbeat and witty way, answering life’s big questions and finding stories so interesting our readers absolutely must share them. Whether covering history, science, or a favorite TV show, Mental Floss helps readers feel smarter. For more information, check out .


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Staff Writer • Colby College

Job DescriptionDepartment:Editorial DepartmentPay Rate Type...SalaryEmployee Type:Job Summary:Office of CommunicationsFull-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

Colby is seeking an ambitious staff writer who is enthusiastic about storytelling, open to new ideas, and committed to finding stories that illustrate excellence, innovation, achievement, and other themes impor...

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