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Freelance Feature Writer
Burlington, NJ
ArtPride New Jersey Foundation
Freelance
Posted November 25, 2020
The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is currently seeking freelance feature writers to create compelling content for its JerseyArts.com Culture Vultures digital publication, produced in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Feature writers will be expected to research stories, conduct interviews, and produce stories between 800-1200 words. Writers are welcome to pitch ideas; however, stories are assigned by and submitted to ArtPride's marketing and communications manager, who serves as assignment editor.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct research on cultural events and interview artists and industry leaders necessary to develop original content.

Create compelling headlines, questions, and copy to capture the attention of readers.

Provide story support materials (photos, graphics, audio/video links, etc.).

Secure any rights needed for publication.

Review content for errors and inconsistencies prior to submitting stories for publication.

Submit stories on-time to meet scheduled deadlines.

Pitch story ideas to assignment editor.

Promote published content on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).

Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (or relevant experience)

Journalism experience

Track record of producing arts and entertainment content for digital publication

Knowledge of the performing and visual arts

Ability to meet deadlines

Capacity to work independently

Preference will be given to those candidates who are aware of the latest SEO techniques and are able to aid in the development of strategies that will increase audience engagement across multiple platforms. An established following on social media is a plus. Travel throughout the region may sometimes, although rarely, be necessary to meet the needs of a story.

Salary: $250 per/story (plus travel expenses if necessary)
Benefits: None

About ArtPride
ArtPride is the state’s largest arts service and advocacy organization, providing a unified voice for New Jersey’s arts community by promoting the arts, protecting public funding, and offering a wide range of programs and services for the field. For more information about ArtPride and its programs, visit ArtPrideNJ.org.

The Culture Vultures digital publication is part of Discover Jersey Arts, a program dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts, presented in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. For more information, visit JerseyArts.com.

Location
ArtPride New Jersey Foundation
432 High Street, First Floor
Burlington, NJ 08016

Equal Opportunity Employer
ArtPride is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

How To Apply

Resumes will be accepted until positions are filled. No phone calls, please.