Journo Jobs

Franchise Times Corp. Seeks a senior writer

March 14, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Industry-leading national business publication Franchise Times is hiring a full-time senior writer at its Minneapolis headquarters.

*Candidates outside of Minnesota will be considered for this role.*

In this dynamic role, you will join a talented editorial team that brings style and personality to its print and online business reporting. Our award-winning group of journalists deploys humor and flair across our platforms while also serving readers through scrutiny of the industry and the franchise brands themselves.

The senior writer will work with the Franchise Times editor in chief to craft compelling stories and report articles that align with the magazine’s digital and print coverage of the numerous industries that make up franchising, from restaurants and fitness to wellness and retail.

The senior writer will focus on producing digital content to engage and grow our online audience, contribute comprehensive coverage in the print magazine and will also lead special projects as assigned.

As senior writer, you will:

  • Report and write multiple weekly web stories and contribute monthly stories in print.
  • Contribute to exclusive Franchise Times projects and manage high-profile special sections.
  • Work closely with other editors to develop engaging content strategies.
  • Organize and moderate virtual and live event panels.
  • Attend and cover industry conferences while developing key franchise relationships.

You Have:

  • At least 5 years of business or general assignment reporting experience with an emphasis on producing content for digital platforms. (Restaurant industry experience is a plus.)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and sound editorial judgment.
  • Understanding of SEO and site/traffic metrics such as Google analytics.
  • Experience working in a content management system.
  • Excellent storytelling ability and command of proper grammar and style.
  • Strong research and interviewing skills.
  • The motivation to learn and constantly strive for improvement.
  • Ability to take direction, prioritize and work independently.
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, digital communications/media or related area of study.

Salary: From $75,000.00 per year

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