I am in need of an experienced part-time writing and research assistant. You must have excellent writing skills as well as the ability to conduct online research, meaning you know what’s reliable and what’s not. (We don’t use Wikipedia in this office.) You must also have a strong grasp of AP style, be comfortable talking on the phone, and calm under pressure. You must be willing to work in an environment of frequently tight deadlines and be able to switch the direction of your work instantaneously without missing a beat. I require someone who is extremely organized and is proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and who has some skills in PhotoShop.
Some expertise in health, business, real estate, home building, and public policy issues is preferred but not necessary. The ability to work independently is essential, and you must be highly self-motivated.
If you want to learn how to be a successful journalist in an ever changing media landscape and you’re not afraid of hard work, this job is for you.
I will consider a telecommuter. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, three writing samples, three professional references, and compensation requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.