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Staff Writer

Company: Stacker
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Stacker is a data journalism company with content that reaches millions of readers each month on Stacker.com as well as across hundreds of publishing partner sites, including MSN, Newsweek, Hearst Newspapers, and more.

We also run Stacker Studio, a native content studio focused on developing authoritative, newsworthy stories for a wide variety of brands. Our editorial team maintains the same strict editorial standards for Studio content as we do for all Stacker content.

We are looking for a full-time writer who can meaningfully leverage data and historical context for some of today's most pressing topics, as well as for a wide range of evergreen features. You will have the opportunity to file assignments across all our verticals, as well as pitch story ideas of your own.

Requirements

Stacker's full-time writer will be responsible for:
Researching, writing, and filing several data-based stories each week across a variety of verticals
Working independently on in-depth research pieces (milestones in women's history from the last 100 years, a history of trucking in America, major presidential speeches of the last 50 years)
Updating existing stories for us to republish (updating stats, adding information, deleting dated references)
Pitching creative, original headlines across all arms of Stacker (original Stacker pieces and content studio clients, both timely and evergreen)

Our ideal candidate has:
2-3 years of professional writing experience in an online newsroom and demonstrated comfort with covering a wide array of topics
Experience contextualizing data for readers and covering hard news, real estate, and finance
The ability to write clean, crisp copy on deadline
Deep fluency in AP style
A commitment to objective, insightful reporting
Excellent research skills that allow you to dive into topics you're just becoming familiar with (finding information, writing timelines, finding historical context for today's news)
The creativity to take any topic and develop original story ideas
An innate curiosity that yields a broad range of knowledge
An obsession with all things news, from politics to pop culture

Benefits
Fully remote team
Full health and dental coverage
Unlimited PTO
401k matching
Weekly meal stipend
Yearly education stipend
Awesome team culture!

Keywords: Stacker, Jersey City , Staff Writer, Advertising , Jersey City, New Jersey

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