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Abrams Media Seeks Freelance Women's Issues/Politics Reporter at Mediaite
Writing/Editing - Posted on October 9, 2012
This employer is not willing to relocate.
We're looking for a freelance writer experienced in the fields of politics and women's issues to write for Abrams Media sites The Jane Dough, which covers women in business, politics, advertising and media, and Mediaite, the Internet's premier source of media news.QUALIFICATIONS:The primary qualification for this job is an encyclopedic knowledge of and obsessive enthusiasm for politics and women's issues. If you can name half the congress off the top of your head, follow policy news to a fault, and/or regularly think you could do a better job of covering women's issues in politics than the mainstream media, then this is the job for you.The secondary qualification is being able to write quickly and clearly on topics that you yourself think up/discover through the news cycle.We're looking to cover the hell out of stories that political publications miss because they don't understand women's issues, and vice versa. If you know the kind of stories we're talking about, this is the job for you.Please attach THREE documents to your application email; applications not containing all of these documents will NOT be considered:*** A resume/CV, including references *** As many samples of your writing as you feel are necessary*** A brief (1-page) cover letter explaining why your experience, knowledge, and personality make you the ideal reporter for us. Please also tell us in your cover letter about a surprising political stance taken by an elected official lately; if you don't, we'll know you didn't read the entire posting!The process is rolling, so get yours in ASAP!
Mediaite is THE site for news, information and smart opinions about print, online and broadcast media, offering original and immediate assessments of the latest news as it breaks.
Mediaite's "Power Grid" objectively ranks media professionals across a dozen categories based on their real-time relevance. Power Grid rankings rely on an array of metrics, including anything and everything from circulation to Twitter followers to Google buzz depending on the category.
Mediaite is a property of Abrams Media, whose group of websites include: Mediaite, a media news website; Geekosystem, a site devoted to tech and geek culture; Styleite, which covers beauty and fashion; Sportsgrid, which follows sports and sports-related media; Gossip Cop, a site devoted to policing the celebrity gossip industry; The Mary Sue, a site for female geeks; and The Jane Dough, a site that examines the business and political worlds through the female prism. Our CEO, Dan Abrams, is the on-air Legal Analyst for ABC News and the former General Manager of MSNBC.