The Westside Current is seeking a passionate and skilled Writer/Reporter to join our team. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated journalist with a strong commitment to journalistic integrity and a deep understanding of the Westside community. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and impact of a forward-thinking independent media outlet.
- News Gathering: Research, investigate, and report on current events, issues, and stories relevant to the Westside community.
- Feature Writing: Craft engaging and well-researched feature articles that highlight the unique aspects of Venice and the Westside.
- Interviews: Conduct interviews with local residents, community leaders, and experts to gather diverse perspectives on important topics.
- Community Engagement: Attend community events and meetings to stay connected with the pulse of the Westside and identify emerging stories.
- Photography/Videography: Capture compelling visual content to accompany written articles when necessary.
- Collaboration: Collaborate with the editorial team to brainstorm story ideas, coordinate coverage, and maintain editorial standards.
- Research: Fact-check information and ensure the accuracy of all published content.
- Deadlines: Meet strict deadlines to ensure timely publication of news and feature articles.
- Audience Engagement: Engage with readers and respond to comments and feedback on published content.
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, or a related field preferred.
- Proven experience in journalism, reporting, or writing for a reputable publication.
- Strong research and interviewing skills.
- Exceptional writing and storytelling abilities.
- Familiarity with the Westside community and its unique characteristics.
- Proficiency in photography and/or videography is a plus.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
- A passion for community journalism and a dedication to ethical reporting.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to adapt to changing news priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
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