Sr. News Reporter/Writer, theshaderoom.com - The Shade Room
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Sr. News Reporter/Writer, theshaderoom.com

Remote - Los Angeles, CA or Atlanta, GA

Founded in 2014, The Shade Room (TSR) has grown into a leading media powerhouse for breaking news and a trailblazer for reporting all things pop culture. TSR combines investigative entertainment journalism from our writers with crowdsourced journalism from our Roommates to operate a 24/7 news outlet. Our strong community of followers allows us to break away from traditional news delivery by reaching readers directly through their social networks.

As we continue to grow, we are always looking for the best and brightest talent with big ideas. From Social Media content to Video Production, we thrive on creativity! If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll join us.

*PLEASE INCLUDE A LINK TO YOUR WRITING SAMPLES ON YOUR RESUME*

SCHEDULE:
Full Time: Mondays – Fridays – 9:00 AM PT – 5:30 PM PT

SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Managing Editor of theshaderoom.com, the Sr. News Reporter is responsible for researching and developing news content for The Shade Room and related video content. The general nature of this position involves news gathering, reporting, writing, and editing.

The Sr. News Reporter, is a new role within the company and will have some influence on shaping the news reporting and topics covered on theshaderoom.com.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write news and feature stories for theshaderoom.com.
  • Gather and analyze information about newsworthy events.
  • Conduct original investigative reporting and court room coverage.
  • Communicate with court clerks, legal officials on setting up court room coverage.
  • Evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Edit and/or assist in editing and proofreading.
  • Work in collaboration with News Group colleagues in TSR Studios to create alignment and synergy on news coverage.
  • Contribute to execution of social media and video content.
  • Travel 30% of the time to attend court hearings, trials and interviews to complete investigative reporting when appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Legal right to work in the U.S. 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Top-notch investigative reporting skills and practices.
  • Understanding of SEO best practices.
  • Ability to self-edit with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends when needed for special events, breaking news and/or emergencies.
  • Ability to travel when needed.
  • Experience editing the work of other writers.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Flexibility in managing multiple responsibilities and assignments simultaneously; ability to meet deadlines; experience managing both urgent, short-term projects, and complex, longer-term projects. ​
  • Legal right to work in the US.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism or related field. 3+ years of professional journalism, communications or social media experience, preferably for a high-output and trusted media brand. Experience using WordPress. Experience editing the work of other writers. Experience using Photoshop and/or other photo editing tools.

BENEFITS

The Shade Room is a fully remote work environment with a wonderful team of hardworking, innovative and creative people. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k match, sick time and paid time off!

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time (40 hours), nonexempt position. Pay range is $33.65 – $38.46/hour, commensurate with experience.

*PLEASE INCLUDE A LINK TO YOUR WRITING SAMPLES ON YOUR RESUME*

 

The Shade Room provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by the federal, state or local laws. The Shade Room is an at-will employer.

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