Lifestyle & Local Writer - Freelance/Remote

Narcity Media - Cleveland, OH

Contract
Narcity Media is currently looking for a skilled and experienced lifestyle writer to join our Narcity content team (https://www.narcity.com). We’re looking for a strong writer who loves their city and state and want to express that love through shareable, relatable content. You will be writing articles about great date spots, day trips, cool coffee shops, etc.

Note: This is a remote position. Candidates considered will be hired on a per article freelance contract.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

Creating five listicle-formatted articles per week.
Researching, ideating, and, ultimately, pitching local listicles (e.g. “best of’s”) that highlight a state and its major cities’ thriving food and social scenes.
Writing compelling headlines that attract millennials interested in knowing about all the cool things going on in their city.
Ensuring your articles are factually accurate and properly cited.
Working with your Editor to make necessary revisions and continually improve your craft.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO

Has 3+ years of professional writing experience for a viral, travel, or lifestyle publisher.
Has experience packaging content optimized for social media distribution.
Is familiar with AP style and can create engaging content that requires little to no editing — we want to see people sharing your stuff!
Can consistently put a catchy, unique angle on a story while maintaining the Narcity voice.
Is highly knowledgeable about local and state events and what is happening in their community.
Lives and breathes social media and always knows what’s trending before their squad does.
Is an active Redditor or Instagrammer — we need writers who can spot a great, eye-catching image and know how to get likes, shares, and upvotes.
Is funny.
If this sounds like you, we would love you to send us your cover letter, resume, and 3 pitches for original, local articles that you think will resonate with Narcity readers. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

ABOUT US

Narcity Media is an agency and network that creates & shares content for today’s generation. Narcity Media’s network reaches over 12 million millennials per month and is growing rapidly. We focus on creating content that engages people who live or want to live in major cities. Our headquarters are situated in Toronto, Canada and we have an office in downtown Montreal.